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Bayamón, Puerto Rico

Ron del Barrilito

Puerto Rico's oldest rum producer started its 140-year-old business with "a little barrel."
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Garita del Diablo

Legend tells how a Spanish soldier disappeared from this isolated sentry box without a trace.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai Gold Souk

On any given day this sprawling market houses literally tons of government-regulated gold, gems, and precious metals.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Ski Dubai

This indoor ski resort has a mountain contained inside a mall.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Burj Al Arab

A preposterously luxurious hotel with gold-plated iPads, Rolls Royce chauffeurs, and a staff that trains by watching "Downton Abbey."
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The World Islands

This artificial archipelago was supposed to resemble a map of the world.
Rome, Italy

Ludus Magnus

The ruins of the largest gladiatorial school in Rome are largely hidden under modern streets.
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

Cape Forchu Lighthouse

The first "applecore" style lighthouse in Nova Scotia.
Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Titanic Mortuary Bag at The Maritime Museum of The Atlantic

A morbid piece of memorabilia from the most famous shipwreck in current history is just one of the many poignant artifacts in this Canadian collection.
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Five Fishermen Restaurant

How would you like to dine in the same room where some of the Titanic's victims were embalmed?
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Halifax Explosion Memorial

The city of Halifax still bears the scars of the largest explosion prior to the atomic bomb.
Moscow, Russia

Hotel Ukraina

The tallest hotel in Europe.
Moscow, Russia

Tsar Bell

World's largest bell sits on the grounds of the Kremlin in Moscow.
Moscow, Russia

Laika Monument

It took over half a century but a Russian monument to a famous and tragic space pup finally stands in Moscow.
Moscow, Russia

Moscow Metro Stations

The gorgeous entrances into the city's underbelly look more like grand halls than subway stops.
Moscow, Russia

Lenin's Mausoleum

Embalmed remains of the leader of the Bolshevik Revolution.
Honolulu, Hawaii

Ali’iolani Hale

Once the site of the Hawaiian monarchy, this building was originally designed as a palace.
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Keahole Point Blowhole

This unusual lava tube spouts seawater during high surf.
Honolulu, Hawaii

The Queen Theater

The grand marquee of this abandoned Hawaiian theater remembers the building's elegant past.
Halethorpe, Maryland

Maryland's 3rd Congressional District

A winding district gerrymandered into the shape of a mantis.
Laupahoehoe, Hawaii

Kaluakauka (Doctor's Pit)

The spot where the namesake of the Douglas fir met his mysterious end on a Hawaiian volcano.
Waimea, Hawaii

Parker Ranch

This Hawaiian cattle ranch acts as a museum devoted to the island cowboys that predate the wild west.
Honolulu, Hawaii

Sky Gate

During the solar phenomenon "Lahaina Noon" this bendy, curvy sculpture forms a perfectly circular shadow on the ground.
Kaneohe, Hawaii

Ha'iku Stairs

A Hawaiian stairway to heaven—that you can't climb.