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Longyearbyen, Norway

Svalbard Bryggeri

The world's northernmost brewery uses water from a 2,000-year-old glacier to create its beer.
Longyearbyen, Norway

Longyearbyen

In the northernmost city in the world, it's illegal to be buried because it’s too cold for bodies to decompose.
Norway

Svalbard Seed Bank

Cold storage for agricultural biodiversity.
Puebla, Mexico

Cuexcomate

The "world's smallest volcano" has been used to store meals and dispose of dead bodies.
Suva, Fiji

Fiji Museum

Museum of Fijian history, including its former tradition of cannibalism.
Soufriere, Saint Lucia

Gros Piton

The larger of two volcanic peaks rising out of the crystalline waters of the Caribbean.
Belvedere, Sint Maarten

Concordia Monument

Where Saint-Martin ends and Sint Maarten begins (or vice versa).
Simpson Bay, Sint Maarten

Maho Beach

Commercial airplanes land mere feet over the heads of sunbathing beachgoers on this tiny island.
Church View, Barbados

Gravesite of Ferdinand Paleologus

One of the last members of the Byzantine Empire's last ruling dynasty is buried in the far-off soil of Barbados.
Rapa Nui, Chile

Kotepokouri Rano Kau

A volcanic crater that visitors can look inside.
Dublin, Ireland

Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum

This is the largest cemetery in Ireland and the first cemetery museum in the world.
Dublin, Ireland

The Famine Memorial in Dublin

The somber sculptures commemorating Irish Famine on the river Liffey in Dublin.
Dublin, Ireland

Dublinia

Experience what life was like in Ireland during the Viking and medieval ages.
Dublin, Ireland

The Long Room Library at Trinity College

The gorgeous library at Trinity College is home to remarkable treasures of Irish identity.
Lisbon, Portugal

Jerónimos Monastery

Elaborately carved to showcase the glorious wealth that the age of exploration brought to the Portuguese empire.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Mausoleum of José de San Martín

The final resting place of the liberator of Argentina is guarded around the clock by two soldiers.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Cementerio de la Recoleta

Buenos Aires' city of the dead contains some very famous remains, including Eva Perón.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

El Ateneo Grand Splendid

This historic, palatial theater is now one of the world’s most beautiful bookstores.
Seattle, Washington

Plymouth Pillars Park

The four tall pillars once marked the entrance of the historic Seattle church that fought for women's suffrage and civil rights.
Inaccessible Island

Inaccessible Island

It might not be as impossible to reach as its name would imply, but just about.
Ascension Island

Ascension Island

Remote, volcanic island that Darwin, Hooker, and the Royal Navy shaped into a thriving, artificial ecosystem.
Antarctica

Esperanza Base

The birthplace of the very first human resident born in Antarctica.
Longwood, Saint Helena

Longwood House

Napoleon’s home in exile, decorated with poisonous wallpaper.
Jamestown, Saint Helena

Jacob's Ladder

A grueling 699-step stairway to a heavenly view of the island of Saint Helena.