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Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico

Vena Cava

Get three sheets to the wind at this desert winery with a nautical theme.
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Xaman-Há Ruins

Few of the many visitors to this resort town know of its hidden Maya ruins.
Pacifica, California

Linda Mar Taco Bell

The most beautiful Taco Bell in the world even has surfboard parking.
San Francisco, California

Murphy Windmill

Once the largest windmill outside of Holland, with enormous 114 foot sails.
San Francisco, California

Last Known Carville House

The sole surviving relic of the San Francisco neighborhood cobbled together from old horsecars and streetcars.
Parksville, New York

Parksville

This Central New York ghost town was once a prosperous railroad community.
Calipatria, California

Carcass Beach

At this deceptively beautiful beach, nothing is what it seems.
Sylhet, Bangladesh

Lakkatura Tea Garden

One of the largest and most scenic of Bangladesh's tea gardens.
Bodhgaya, India

Mahabodhi Temple

Siddhartha Gautama sat here and received enlightenment.
Varanasi, India

Ratneshwar Mahadev Temple

Known as the leaning temple, the sacred structure has somehow developed a severe nine-degree slant.
Pushkar, India

Pushkar Brahma Temple

There are millions of temples in India, but only one prominent temple dedicated to the Hindu creator god.
Patan, India

Rani Ki Vav

This magnificent stepwell is designed as an inverted temple and adorned with 1,500 sculptures.
Seattle, Washington

Scarecrow Video

Browse through roughly 130,000 titles in the world's largest independent video rental store.
Bolinas, California

Alamere Falls

This rare example of a "tidefall" is a spectacular drop from the cliffs down onto the beach.
New York, New York

Waldorf Astoria Archives

Long-forgotten artifacts give incredible insight into New York's most glamorous hotel.
Sullivan's Island, South Carolina

Poe's Tavern

A quirky Poe-themed joint on an island keen to celebrate its overlooked connection to the famous writer.
Chloride, Arizona

Chloride Ghost Town

All of the 20 occupied houses in this mostly abandoned town feature some curious display of junk art.
Near Lake Arrowhead, California

SkyPark at Santa's Village

Costumed elves and mountain bikers co-exist peacefully at this Christmas-themed adventure park.
Buldhana, India

Lonar Lake

This rare basalt crater lake is used to study the Moon and Mars.
San Francisco, California

Buena Vista Park Tombstones

Gold Rush-era tombstones line the park's paths.
San Francisco, California

The Shipwrecks at Land's End

A 300 ship graveyard - 3 still visible at low tide.
San Francisco, California

The Wave Organ

A huge musical instrument played by the ocean.
Fatehpur Sikri, India

Fatehpur Sikri

An imperial fortress city that incorporated cultural elements from the entire Mughal empire, only to be abandoned the year it was finished.
Chamoli, India

Skeleton Lake of Roopkund, India

A lake with hundreds of ancient skeletons surrounding it. The surprise is what killed them.