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Barcelona, Spain

'Dona i Ocell' ('Woman and Bird')

This colorful statue welcomes visitors to a Barcelona park.
Barcelona, Spain

Las Arenas de Barcelona

An early 20th-century bullring converted into a modern shopping center.
Barcelona, Spain

Mirador de Colom (Columbus Monument)

A vista of the city and sea from atop the little-known viewing deck on an unassuming Columbus statue.
Barcelona, Spain

Basilica of Saints Justus and Pastor

Possibly the oldest church in Barcelona, this basilica has its pagan and Christian mythologies all mixed up.
Barcelona, Spain

European Museum of Modern Art

A temple to modernity, tucked away amid Barcelona's more well known museums.
Barcelona, Spain

Palau Dalmases

This former Baroque palace on the historic Calle Montcada is a rare architectural gem and was once the meeting place of an aristocratic scholarly society.
Barcelona, Spain

Casa Vicens

Step inside the first house designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, considered to be one of the first Art Nouveau buildings.
Barcelona, Spain

Park Güell

Gaudí's famously flamboyant architectural style is on full display in this sprawling park and garden.
La Cañada Flintridge, California

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's leading space science lab started by a co-founder with deep ties to the occult.
Mülenen, Switzerland

The Niesenbahn

Traversing steep Alpine slopes, this engineering marvel is one of the longest and highest funiculars in the world.
Ennetbürgen, Switzerland

Hammetschwand Elevator

The tallest outdoor elevator in Europe rockets passengers on a dizzyingly precarious ride to the top of a mountain.
Coronado, California

Hotel del Coronado

L. Frank Baum wrote part of the "Wizard of Oz" series in this wooden Victorian beach resort.
Palenque, Mexico

Scarlet Macaws of Palenque

After becoming locally extinct, this esteemed avian now flies free in the forests around the ancient ruins.
Mexico City, Mexico

Monoliths of the Templo Mayor

This museum houses two of Mexico's most impressive Aztec monoliths.
Cancún, Mexico

El Rey Ruins

A small collection of iguana-infested ruins hides amid Cancún's bustling hotel zone.
Ensenada, Mexico

Hussong's Cantina

A 19th-century Baja cantina that many say is the birthplace of the margarita.
Xochicalco, Mexico

Xochicalco Pyramids

The ruins of an ancient city built by Mayan traders is centered around a temple of a sacred feathered serpent deity.
Kapaa, Hawaii

Kalalau Trail

This narrow coastline trail through the dense Kauai wilderness is among the most beautiful and dangerous in the world.
Koloa, Hawaii

Spouting Horn

This Hawaiian blowhole is supposedly caused by a trapped monster.
Hana, Hawaii

Hana Lava Tube

A tunnel of hardened lava along Maui’s famous Road to Hana.
Los Angeles, California

Townhouse Bar and Speakeasy

From pre-war whiskey cocktails to prohibition-era speakeasy secrecy, this bar has seen it all.
Los Angeles, California

Venice Beach Poet's Monument

The words of the neighborhood's most famous poets adorn four concrete walls.
Galway, Ireland

Dun Aonghasa

An Iron Age fort on the edge of a seaside cliff offers a glimpse into an ancient, mystical world.
Dublin, Ireland

The Proclamation Sculpture

A particularly disconcerting tribute to Irish martyrs.