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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Keahole Point Blowhole

This unusual lava tube spouts seawater during high surf.
Kapaa, Hawaii

Kalalau Trail

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

Lahaina Banyan Tree

Take shelter from Hawai'i's tropical heat under the massive canopy of largest Banyan tree on the island.
Honolulu, Hawaii

Koko Crater Trail

Climbing this abandoned railway leads to breathtaking vistas of O‘ahu.
Honolulu, Hawaii

Iolani Palace

The only royal palace on U.S. soil has been a territorial capitol, a military headquarters, and a prison for a queen.
Honolulu, Hawaii

Bishop Museum

This museum of Hawaiian and Polynesian culture is the legacy of the last descendant of the Kamehameha Dynasty.
Pāhoa, Hawaii

Big Island Lava Flow

Watch the newest land on the planet form before your eyes.
Naalehu, Hawaii

Papakōlea Beach

A beach made of semi-precious green sand on the Big Island of Hawai'i.
Hilo, Hawaii

Mauna Kea

Earth's tallest volcano is sacred to Native Hawaiians, and home to a dozen world-class observatories.
Berlin, Germany

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

Thousands of coffin-like pillars make up this controversial Holocaust memorial.
Morro Bay, California

Morro Rock

A massive volcanic plug is now a protected area that hosts a number of bird species.
Kantuot, Cambodia

Preah Vihear Temple

This impressive clifftop temple was once at the center of an international custody dispute.
Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

Ta Prohm

A battle between nature and architecture in the Cambodian jungle.
Bodhgaya, India

Mahabodhi Temple

Siddhartha Gautama sat here and received enlightenment.
Chhatarpur, India

Temples of Khajuraho

Temples adorned with intricate, erotic sculptures make up one of the "seven wonders" of India.
New Delhi, India

Bahá'í Lotus Temple

A blooming house of worship for the masses.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Stanley Park

"Girl in a Wetsuit" is what happens when a sculptor has to find a way around a 100 year old copyright.
Burnaby, British Columbia

Playground of the Gods

While these wooden totems bear a striking resemblance to First Nations artwork of British Columbia, their actual origins lay on the opposite side of the Pacific Ocean.
Joshua Tree, California

Desert View Conservation Area

This conservation area is also home to many of the region's desert tortoises.
Bishop, California

Erick Schat's Bakkerÿ

A charming desert roadside bakery that produces 10 times more bread daily than it has residents in its town.
Yucca Valley, California

Desert Christ Park

On a barren hillside in the Yucca Valley, the recently restored Desert Christ Park has attracted pilgrims and kitsch hunters for over 50 years.
Big Sur, California

McWay Falls and Waterfall House Ruins

This Big Sur waterfall drops 80 feet directly into the Pacific Ocean, and inspired the hillside house up top.
Guadalupe, California

Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes

Coastal dunes, site of buried Egyptian movie set and former utopian colony.
London, England

Ziggy Stardust Plaque

This London plaque marks the spot where David Bowie's famous alien made his debut.