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Ambato Canton, Ecuador

Chimborazo

Massive volcano in the Andes is the farthest point from earth's center.
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

The Cracks - Las Grietas

These mammoth-yet-narrow crevasses in the Earth are perfect for taking an otherworldly swim.
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Lego Atacama Large Millimeter Array

A surprisingly detailed model of the world's most powerful radio telescope.
Sewell, Chile

Sewell Ghost Town

The “City of Stairs” sits high in the Andes, above the world’s largest underground copper mine.
Antofagasta Province, Chile

The VLT - Very Large Telescope

In the most arid desert on the planet, the world's leading telescope allows astronomers to see more than has ever been seen before.
São Paulo, Brazil

La Madone de São Paulo

This giant mural of Santa Muerte in downtown São Paulo reminds passersby of their own mortality.
Madrid, Spain

Muelle's Graffiti

Sometimes called the Banksy of Madrid, Muelle was a pioneer of street art in the Spanish city.
Paris, France

Treaty of Paris Plaque

A simple plaque on the facade is the only reminder that the treaty ending the American Revolution was signed inside.
Paris, France

Notre Dame du Travail Church

The industrial architecture honors the laborers who brought the Exposition Universelle of 1900 to life.
Paris, France

Medici Column

The spiral staircase hidden inside this giant Parisian column was likely built for Catherine de Medici's astrologer.
Paris, France

The Stravinsky Fountain

A series of abstract, silly sculptures represent the works of a great modern classical composer.
Quebradillas, Puerto Rico

Puerto Hermina Ruins

Legend has it this historic port was a popular hideout and smuggling spot for pirates.
Lares, Puerto Rico

Levy Mansion (La Rambla)

The location of Puerto Rico's first water bottling plant, thanks to a collaboration between Mother Nature and technology.
Greenland

The Flowers of Kaffeklubben Island

The world's northernmost flowers cling tenuously to life on desolate Kaffeklubben Island.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Dr Neil's Garden

A secret garden in a picturesque Edinburgh village has inspired artists for centuries.
Highland, Scotland

Massacre Cave

This cramped crevasse saw the entire population of its island suffocated inside its depths.
Edinburgh , Scotland

Camera Obscura & World of Illusions

360° views of the city plus five floors of optical illusions and hands-on science.
Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland

Eilean Donan

The most iconic structure in Scotland has been home to bishops, colonels, and Sean Connery characters.
Isle of Staffa, Scotland

Fingal's Cave

This astonishingly geometric cave has inspired everyone from Jules Verne to Pink Floyd.
Baffin, Unorganized, Nunavut

Ellesmere Island

The third-largest island in Canada is one of the remotest places on Earth.
Nunavut

Sub-Sub-Sub Island on Victoria Island

The Arctic Archipelago is home to world's largest third order island: an island in a lake on an island in a lake on an island.
Dawson City, Yukon

Dawson City Museum

A lasting testament to the Klondike Gold Rush.
Whitehorse, Yukon

Log Skyscrapers of Whitehorse

When the big city meets the edge of the frontier, log skyscrapers are born.
Dawson City, Yukon

Paddlewheel Graveyard

A skeletal collection of former nautical mainstays.