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Madrid, Spain

Templo de Debod

An ancient Egyptian temple in the middle of Madrid, Spain.
Pompei, Italy

Stone Phalluses of Pompeii

The walls and streets of the ancient city are peppered with penises.
Madrid, Spain

Atocha Station Tropical Garden

A lush indoor jungle fills this bustling Madrid transportation hub.
Inverness, California

Point Reyes Lighthouse

The lighthouse central to the 1980s horror classic "The Fog" is in fact located in one of the foggiest areas of the Pacific Coast.
Xcalacoop, Mexico

Cenote Ik-Kil

A magical sinkhole on the Yucatan peninsula adorned with mini waterfalls and hanging vines.
Berkeley, California

Berkeley Tool Lending Library

Part of the Berkeley Public Library, this tool library lets you check out a shovel along with your Shakespeare.
Long Beach, California

The RMS Queen Mary

The awe-inspiring ship from the golden era of cruising has an incomparable history and a reputation as one of the world’s most haunted places.
San Isidro, Peru

Bosque el Olivar (Olive Grove Forest)

A pretty park of over 1,600 olive trees that grew from just three saplings brought over from Spain.
Aguas Calientes, Peru

Machu Picchu Discovery Plaques

It took 82 years and four different plaques to finally get the story right.
Cercado de Lima, Peru

Gran Hotel Bolivar

Visiting dignitaries and Hollywood stars once stayed at the 1920s hotel, alongside the ghosts that are said to haunt its corridors.
Urubamba, Peru

Wiñay Wayna

These steeply terraced ruins are a stop along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
Aguas Calientes, Peru

Huayna Picchu

If you’ve ever seen a picture of Machu Picchu, then you’ve seen a picture of Huayna Picchu—you just didn’t realize it.
San Antonio de Pichincha, Ecuador

Middle of the World

An elaborate shrine dedicated to the four corners of the world unfortunately misses its mark.
Holbrook, Arizona

Petrified Forest National Park

Discover fossils that are over 200 million years old in northeastern Arizona.
Marble Canyon, Arizona

The Wave

Rippling sand dunes frozen in the Arizona rock.
Monterey, California

Sloat Monument

This eagle-topped spire remembers the the military commander who snatched up California for the United States.
San Francisco, California

Site of the Golden Gate Speed Road

Once the site of speeding horses, now home to picnickers and public concerts.
Santa Rosa, California

Great West End Regatta

Hand-powered race of alternative forms of transportation.
Berkeley, California

UC Berkeley's Nobel Laureate Parking Spaces

The Laureates here get something even more coveted than a Nobel Prize: free parking for life.
Berkeley, California

BioFuel Oasis

Worker-owned cooperative and resource for those looking to lighten their ecological footprint.
West Sacramento, California

I Street Bridge

I Street Bridge is the heaviest swinging center bridge in the United States.
Oakland, California

De Lauers Super Newsstand

The newsstand that never closes its doors—well, almost never.
San Rafael, California

Marin County Civic Center

Frank Lloyd Wright died a year before construction on his largest public project even began.
Sacramento, California

Monkey Puzzle Tree

Puzzling...this tree looks like an assemblage of dismembered monkey limbs.