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Places visited in Skagen, Denmark
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Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi

This sacred fig tree with a link to the Buddha is one of the oldest human-planted trees in the world.
Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

Koneswaram Temple

An ancient temple to the Hindu god Shiva surrounded by jaw-dropping scenery.
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Sigiriya

An ancient stone fortress considered by many to be the eighth wonder of the world.
Mackinac County, Michigan

The Mackinac Bridge

The fourth-longest suspension bridge the world, connecting one Michigan peninsula to another.
Seney, Michigan

The Seney Stretch

"The Most Boring Road in the State."
Ashford, Washington

Mount Rainier

The highest point in Washington state is a volcano covered in glaciers.
Skagen, Denmark

The Sand-Covered Church

Tiring of digging out the door to this historic church for every service it was eventually abandoned to the sands.
Skagen, Denmark

Grenen

The northernmost point in Denmark is a turbulent sandbar created by two clashing seas.
Yigo, Guam

Andersen Air Force Base

Launchpad for the US military’s dead mouse operation to battle millions of snakes.
Kula, Hawaii

'Ohe'o Gulch Pools (Seven Sacred Pools)

A series of waterfalls and pools flow through the O'heo Gulch and into the ocean.
Seattle, Washington

Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

Allowing humans and fish alike to migrate from freshwater to saltwater and back again.
Poulsbo, Washington

'Little Norway on the Fjord'

The small town of Poulsbo in Washington state is the next best thing to the Kingdom of Norway.
Wellesley Island, New York

Boldt Castle

A castle built for love, and abandoned due to heartbreak.
Howes Cave, New York

Howe Caverns

Why have you never heard of the second most popular tourist site in New York?
Pittsford, New York

Mushroom House of Rochester

Eclectic architecture in the woods of New York.
Ithaca, New York

Wilder Brain Collection

Brains on display, including that of a murderer.
Palmyra, New York

The Sacred Grove

A field in which God and his son Jesus purportedly appeared to a young farm boy named Joseph Smith.
Custer, South Dakota

Crazy Horse Memorial

The world's largest mountain carving could fit all of Mount Rushmore inside it many times over.
Ocean Falls, British Columbia

Ocean Falls

Beautiful mostly-abandoned town only accessible by sea-worthy boat or plane.
Paju, South Korea

Korean Demilitarized Zone

Last frontier of the Cold War.
Wall, South Dakota

Wall Drug

The granddaddy of all tourist traps, built on ice water and jackalopes.
Titusville, Florida

NASA Vehicle Assembly Building

A building so large that it has its own weather.
Lake Helen, Florida

Cassadaga

Town of spiritualists and mediums in Florida.
West Glacier, Montana

Going-to-the-Sun Road

The only road through the heart of Glacier National Park.