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Salazie, Réunion

Piton des Neiges

Réunion Island's highest point is a 2 million-year-old volcano and a paraglider's paradise.
Washington, D.C.

The Lockkeeper's House

A derelict bit of infrastructure from the canal that once ran through D.C. is landlocked in the heart of the city.
Washington, D.C.

Washington Monument Marble Stripe

Look closely and you’ll notice that the color changes a third of the way up the tower.
Washington, D.C.

Historic Elevator at Potbelly

This sandwich shop has a century-old elevator behind a sheet of plexiglass.
Washington, D.C.

Willard Hotel

Legend has it that President Grant’s frequent drinking in the lobby gave rise to the term “lobbyist.”
Washington, D.C.

Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Vega

The "lovely red Vega" of the legendary record-settling pilot.
Washington, D.C.

The K-9 of the Korean War Veterans Memorial

Those with a sharp eye can find the hidden image of a German Shepherd on the memorial's Mural Wall.
Washington, D.C.

The Portrait Monument

Rumor has it the uncarved lump behind the three famous suffragists is reserved for the first woman president.
Washington, D.C.

Albert Einstein Bronze Statue

The beloved statue at the National Academy of Sciences is oh so inviting to sit on.
Washington, D.C.

International Spy Museum

“They say you're judged by the strength of your enemies”—James Bond, Quantum of Solace.
Chicago, Illinois

Crown Fountain

The twin towers in this Chicago fountain use 50 foot tall video screens to spit on people.
Helen, Georgia

Nacoochee Mound

This lovely burial mound is actually a replica that was installed after archeologists excavated the original.
Cleveland, Georgia

Babyland General Hospital: Cabbage Patch Kids

A museum and doll store featuring a surreal and super sanitized version of where babies come from.
Al-Khums, Libya

Leptis Magna

Magnificent Roman ruins lie vulnerable to destruction on the edge of the Mediterranean.
Tarabulus, Libya

Arch of Marcus Aurelius

This triumphal arch is the only fully standing structure that remains from Roman-era Oea.
Mbabane, Eswatini

Sibebe Rock

This granite mountain is the largest rock in Africa and the second-largest monolith in the world.
Marrakesh, Morocco

Bab Agnaou

One of the two original gateways into the Kasbah, this gateway is a nesting site for storks.
El Jadida, Morocco

El Jadida Community Oven

Enjoy fresh-baked bread and fish from a repurposed Portuguese fortress.
Fez, Morocco

The Fez Mellah

The designated Jewish quarter in Fez dates back to the 15th century.
Rabat, Morocco

Kasbah of the Udayas

Morocco’s modern capital was once a haven for Barbary pirates, who went so far as to establish a republic of their own.
Fez, Morocco

Al-Attarine Madrasa

The courtyard of this small Marinid madrasa is a dazzling example of intricate Islamic architecture.
Marrakesh, Morocco

Saadian Tombs

Deliberately hidden for centuries, the magnificent Saadian Tombs were eventually uncovered in 1917.
Marrakesh, Morocco

Ben Youssef Madrasa

The largest madrasa in Morocco once housed more than 900 students within its exquisite walls.
Fez, Morocco

Chouara Leather Tannery

Traditional 11th-century outdoor tannery.