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Nazca, Peru

The Paredones

These overlooked ruins give an intimate look at the Inca Empire's urban planning prowess.
Gloucestershire, England

Cooper's Hill Cheese-Rolling

Every year locals tumble 650 feet down to the bottom of the hill chasing a Double Gloucester cheese.
Bray, England

Oakley Court

You can spend the night in Dr. Frank-N-Furter's castle.
Windsor, England

The Queen's Swans at Windsor

All unmarked mute swans on the Thames are owned by the Queen per a tradition that began in the 12th century.
Windsor, England

'The Queen' Locomotive

A replica of the steam engine that hauled Queen Victoria's Royal Train is on display at Windsor.
Denver, Colorado

The Room of Lost Things

A store that specializes in all things odd and macabre.
Denver, Colorado

Blue Mustang

The Denver airport is guarded by a 32-foot-tall sculpture of a demonic horse.
Denver, Colorado

Buckhorn Exchange

Wall to wall taxidermy at Denver's oldest and most exotic steakhouse.
Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Doc Holliday's Grave

Even in death, he's still your huckleberry.
Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Hanging Lake

Crystal clear lake with a shoreline of travertine located in a Colorado canyon.
Moab, Utah

Landscape Arch

Utah is home to the fifth-longest natural arch in the world, and the longest outside China.
Tokyo, Japan

Godzilla Head

He's not quite the menace he once was, but he still has some chops.
Hatsukaichi, Japan

Itsukushima Shrine

Japanese national treasure originally built in 593 CE.
Hiroshima, Japan

A-bomb Memorial

Peace Park and the A-bomb dome.
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima's Hypocenter

A plaque marks the site directly below the mid-air detonation of the atomic bomb over Hiroshima.
Kyoto, Japan

Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

The Ten Thousand "Torii" Shrine.
Kyoto, Japan

Sagano Bamboo Forest

The sound of swaying stalks in this stunning grove has been named a governmentally recognized sound.
Nagasaki, Japan

Gunkanjima Island

Once the most densely populated place in the world, this island is now a ghost town.
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest Castle Hill Funicular

Built in 1870 at the bridge that connected Buda and Pest, this spectacular incline railway was almost lost forever during World War II.
Budapest, Hungary

Shoes on the Danube Promenade

A trail of iron footwear stands as a monument to the thousands executed along this riverbank during WWII.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Harpa

This stunning concert hall has become a symbol of Iceland's national recovery.
London, England

Leake Street Graffiti Tunnel

A hands-off space for graffiti artists to hone and display their skills.
London, England

The Imperial War Museum London

This massive collection of British military artifacts includes the heartbreaking personal letters of the men in the trenches of WWI.
London, England

The Churchill War Rooms

The perfectly preserved underground rooms where Churchill plotted the war against Germany.