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Sintra, Portugal

Quinta da Regaleira

Eccentrically decorated palace and gardens replete with grottoes, fountains, underground tunnels, caves, and numerous statues.
Torre Annunziata, Italy

Ruins of Oplontis

Buried next to Pompeii, this lesser-known Roman villa was the opulent vacation home of Emperor Nero's wife.
Stilo, Italy

Cattolica di Stilo

A small Byzantine church lost in the middle of the mountains of southern Italy.
New York, New York

The American Merchant Mariner's Memorial

Twice a day one of these tragic bronze mariners drowns with the tide to remember all those the sea has taken.
New York, New York

Jefferson Market Library

Named the fifth most beautiful building in America in 1885, this former courthouse boasts the best view in the Village.
New York, New York

Pomander Walk

Peek through the gates at this oasis from the city, full of Old English charm.
New York, New York

Unicorn Tapestries at the Cloisters

Mysterious 500-year-old tapestries depict a unicorn hunt.
London, England

WWT London Wetland Centre

London's marvelous wildfowl reserve along the Thames.
Vonore, Tennessee

Sequoyah Birthplace Museum

This museum pays tribute to the Cherokee leader who created a written language for his people.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mütter Museum

America's most famous museum of medical oddities, and home to the remains of Einstein's brain.
Bethel, New York

Woodstock Site

The dairy farm in upstate New York where nearly half a million people gathered for three days of peace and music in 1969.
Concord, Massachusetts

Orchard House

Louisa May Alcott based “Little Women” on her experiences growing up in this house with her sisters.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Mitchell Domes

A unique botanical garden housed in three giant geodesic domes.
Tatev, Armenia

Wings of Tatev

The world's longest nonstop reversible cable car soars through spectacular scenery to the medieval Tatev Monastery.
Villerouge-Termenès, France

Cathar Castles

The site of the first medieval crusade that pitted Christians against Christians.
Smardale, England

Smardale Gill Viaduct

A spectacular disused railway viaduct in a beautiful countryside nature reserve.
Fatih, Turkey

Golden Horn Chain

A section of the long chain that blocked enemy ships from entering Constantinople.
New York, New York

Evolution Nature Store

A terrific purveyor of natural history objects and curios.
Freeport, Maine

The Desert of Maine

This tiny patch of arid sand sits in one of the greenest states in the United States.
Pacific Grove, California

Pacific Grove Butterfly House

Hopeless romantics will swoon over the sweet story behind this bright and colorful home.
Shirakawa-mura, Japan

Shirakawa-go

This isolated Japanese mountain village untouched by time showcases unique and stunning traditional architecture.
Pamplin, Virginia

Steins Unlimited

One man's lifelong collection of 10,000 rare steins tells the story of beer drinking from 1350 to today.
Siglufjörður, Iceland

Herring Era Museum

This excellent museum recreates the boom days of the herring rush in the "Atlantic Klondike."
Rome, Italy

Mussolini's Balcony

The spot where the fascist dictator made some of his most famous speeches including declaring war on Britain and France.