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Lasithi, Greece

Windmills of Lasithi Plateau

This little Greek plateau is home to thousands of rustic, white-sailed windmills.
Psichro, Greece

Dikteon Cave

According to myth, Zeus himself was hidden in this cave to escape being eaten by his dad.
Heraklion, Greece

Knossos

A minotaur, a labyrinth, and a dubious restoration pull in visitors from around the world.
Lasithi, Greece

Spinalonga Island

This abandoned Greek island was the last active leper colony in Europe.
Groningen, Netherlands

Excalibur Climbing Wall

This imposing tower named after the mythical sword of King Arthur is considered the tallest freestanding climbing wall in the world.
San Andrés Cholula, Mexico

The Great Pyramid of Cholula

An Aztec temple, the largest man-made pyramid in the world, sits buried in earth with a Spanish church set on top.
Kings Norton, England

Kings Norton Stop Lock

This ingenious engineering solution was built to stop the "theft" of canal water.
Warwickshire, England

Edstone Aqueduct

The longest canal aqueduct in England was built without a plan to get water past the moving boats.
The Ridgeway, England

Wilmcote Lock Flight

A unique flight of canal locks that owe their form to 19th-century cost-saving measures.
Mitchell, Oregon

Mitchell Shoe Tree

Make it an offering.
Troutdale, Oregon

Tad’s Chicken ’n Dumplins

This old-fashioned roadhouse's quirky neon sign is as famous as its enormous dumplings.
Seaside, Oregon

Tillamook Rock Lighthouse Columbarium

Lighthouse-cum-columbarium where "Nor'easters" and grandma go to die.
Portland, Oregon

Cathedral Park

A heavenly experience, right here on Terra Firma.
Portland, Oregon

Rimsky-Korsakoffee House

Featuring a casually threatening atmosphere along with dessert and coffee to die for.
Crater Lake, Oregon

Crater Lake

The deepest lake in the United States, and once the site of epic destruction that lives on in legends.
McMinnville, Oregon

The Spruce Goose

The wooden airship was the largest flying boat ever built.
McMinnville, Oregon

Evergreen Aviation Museum

Home of Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose.
Giethoorn, Netherlands

Giethoorn

This small town in the Netherlands has no roads but instead, miles of canals and over 100 bridges.
Bourtange, Netherlands

Fort Bourtange

This beautifully designed star-shaped fort was the premier defense system of the late 1500s.
Dwingeloo, Netherlands

Dwingeloo Radio Observatory

This giant radio telescope would be a rusting ruin if it hadn't become such a beloved relic.
De Veenhoop, Netherlands

Herkules Windmill

This Dutch windmill has its roots in an American invention.
Schiermonnikoog, Netherlands

Whale Jaw of Schiermonnikoog

An awe-inspiring giant blue whale jaw bone stands in the center of this Dutch island.
Buinen, Netherlands

LOFAR Superterp

The nerve center of a massive, state-of-the art radio telescope that sprawls across Western Europe.
Zwiggelte, Netherlands

Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope

A radio telescope for listening to the stars, based in one of the cloudiest countries in the world.