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Quito, Ecuador

La Plaza Grande

Quito's historic, main square dates back to the 16th century.
Quito, Ecuador

Teleférico Quito

The gondolas let you glimpse a bird's-eye view of one of the world's highest capital cities.
Lititz, Pennsylvania

Albert Glatz Tobacco Shop

This restored 18th-century house was once the home of Lititz's first tobacconist.
Lititz, Pennsylvania

Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery

Don't get it twisted: This is the oldest pretzel bakery in the United States.
Pisa, Italy

The Camposanto

Next to the Leaning Tower of Pisa is a cemetery home to ancient sarcophagi and disturbing murals.
Pompeii, Italy

Thermopolia of Pompeii

Ancient snack bar of the Roman Empire re-opened.
Pompeii, Italy

The Brothels of Pompeii

Erotic art covers the walls of the largest ancient pleasure palace.
Pompeii, Italy

Stone Phalluses of Pompeii

The walls and streets of the ancient city are peppered with penises.
Sorrento, Italy

Valle dei Mulini (Valley of the Mills)

An Italian crevasse filled with abandoned buildings gives visitors a look at the world without humans.
Chestertown, Maryland

Modern Stone Age Kitchen

Learn about our ancestral eating habits at the passion project of an archeologist.
Grasonville, Maryland

Maryland Watermen's Monument

This statue of two men in a rowboat was erected to honor those who died while fishing in the Chesapeake Bay.
Wye Mills, Maryland

Wye Oak State Park

The last remains of one of the oldest and largest oak trees in the United States calls this state park home.
Cambridge, Maryland

Stanley Institute

This one-room schoolhouse played a significant role in the education of Black children for almost 100 years.
Cabin John, Maryland

USDA Rammed Earth House

This suburban house is made of dirt, and almost sparked a revolution in home construction.
Cabin John, Maryland

Union Arch Bridge

The bridge's highly-contested plaque (once again) honors Confederate President Jefferson Davis.
Ashton-Sandy Spring, Maryland

The Triadelphia Bell

This bell is one of the last remnants of the lost city of Triadelphia.
Ashton-Sandy Spring, Maryland

Underground Railroad Experience Trail

Walk a trail through a historic Quaker town that outlawed slavery in 1777 and was a major waypoint on the Underground Railroad.
Bethesda, Maryland

Glen Echo Amusement Park

Once home to seven different roller coasters, Glen Echo has undergone many transformations since its founding in 1891.
Bethesda, Maryland

Congressional Country Club

Proto-CIA agents trained with grenades in the sand traps and fired machine guns from the fairways.
Bethesda, Maryland

Magruder's Blacksmith Shop

One of the oldest standing structures in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Bethesda, Maryland

The Linden Oak

This mighty white oak in Bethesda survived both the American Revolution and the construction of Washington D.C.'s metro red line.
Bethesda, Maryland

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

FDR's Art Deco hospital tower was hopelessly inefficient.
Bethesda, Maryland

Madonna of the Trail

She stares out across six lanes of traffic, clutching a musket and infant with determination.
Bethesda, Maryland

Mushroom House of Bethesda

Surrounded by traditional homes, this Tolkien-esque dwelling stands out on a quiet street in suburban Maryland.