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Reykjavik, Iceland

Hallgrimskirkja

One of the tallest buildings in Iceland, and perhaps, the most visually impressive.
Iceland

Gljúfrafoss

This fantastical waterfall is hidden in a cave located in a cracked cliff.
Iceland

Svartifoss

The unique waterfall in Iceland's south features a backdrop of geometric black lava columns.
Grindavík, Iceland

Blue Lagoon

Medicinal spa created with the discharge from a geothermal energy plant.
San Diego, California

Balboa Park Botanical Building and Lily Pond

Built for an exposition in 1915, these horticultural displays have stood the test of time.
Vancouver, British Columbia

The Marine Building

This art deco masterpiece has stood in for some of the most famous buildings in comic book history.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Digital Orca

A pixel art killer whale is frozen mid-leap in this Vancouver square.
Vancouver, British Columbia

The Shameful Tiki Room

A high point in Vancouver kitsch.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Gastown Steam Clock

A working steam clock, one of only a few in the world, located in Vancouver's Victorian Gastown.
Vancouver, British Columbia

'Giants' on Granville Island Silos

The colorful, smiling concrete silos of Vancouver.
Ipswich, Massachusetts

Crane Mansion on Castle Hill

Palatial mansion estate used in films including "Flowers in the Attic" and "The Witches of Eastwick."
Port Townsend, Washington

Fort Worden Artillery Battery

An abandoned network of military bunkers and tunnels open for anyone willing to descend into the darkness.
Verona Island, Maine

Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory

The first bridge observation tower in the U.S. offers one of the best views of Maine.
Saint Andrews, New Brunswick

Ministers Island

A rare opportunity to drive across the ocean floor.
Saint Andrews, New Brunswick

Loyalist St. Andrews

A small Canadian town founded as a refuge for Loyalists following American Independence.
Eastport, Maine

Old Sow Whirlpool

The largest tidal whirlpool in the Western Hemisphere.
Campobello, New Brunswick

Roosevelt Campobello International Park

The 32nd president's sprawling cottage sits on an island enclave jointly managed by the U.S. and Canada.
Welshpool, New Brunswick

Campobello Island

A quarter mile off the coastal tip of Maine you'll find the "Beloved Island" of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Québec City, Québec

Old Québec Funicular

This steep cable railway has been hoisting passengers in the heart of Québec City for over a century.
Lone Pine, California

Mobius Arch

This rock formation named for its unique shape is one of many that call the Alabama Hills home.
Trona, California

Trona Pinnacles

One of the most unusual geological features, recognizable from a dozen hit movies.
Zadar, Croatia

Pillar of Shame

Now harmless, this looming post struck fear into the heart of medieval troublemakers.
Split, Croatia

UNESCO-Protected SPAR Supermarket

When a supermarket opened up shop within a medieval building it became protected by UNESCO on a technicality.
Garden Grove, California

Christ Cathedral (Crystal Cathedral)

Megachurch turned Catholic church comprised of 10,000 glass panes.