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Kilkenny, Ireland

Kyteler's Inn

The oldest inn in Kilkenny was established by the first convicted witch in Ireland.
Kerry, Ireland

Saint Brendan’s Well

An ancient holy well said to be used by the patron saint of sailors and travelers, lost in the boggy west of Valentia Island.
Kerry, Ireland

Tetrapod Trackway

Petrified footprints of one of the very first vertebrates to walk on land.
Kerry, Ireland

O'Shea's Pub

An abandoned faux-pub made famous by a Guinness commercial.
Clare, Ireland

St. Brigid's Well

A sacred well steeped in Pagan roots on the West Coast of Ireland.
Kerry, Ireland

Gallarus Oratory

This single room has survived the centuries with almost no deterioration.
Galway, Ireland

Kilmacduagh Round Tower

The ruins of an 800-year-old monastery boasts the tallest round tower in Ireland.
Clare, Ireland

The Hole of the Sorrows

This singular Irish dolmen is more Frank Lloyd Wright than upright stonehenge.
Galway, Ireland

Brigit's Celtic Garden

The world of the ancient Celtic civilization explained through a bewitching 11 acre garden.
Galway, Ireland

The Calendar Sundial

Modern sundial uses ancient methods to tell time and date perfectly.
Corofin, Ireland

The Burren

A hugely vast Irish landscape of barren rock that stretches for miles.
Black Hawk, Colorado

Knights of Pythias Cemetery

The burial grounds of a secret society includes fences topped with fake Tesla balls.
Weskan, Kansas

Mount Sunflower

A whimsical monument marks the highest point in Kansas, not that you could tell by the looks of it.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Homomonument

Three connected pink triangles memorialize persecuted gays and lesbians throughout history.
Manitou Springs, Colorado

Manitou Mineral Springs

There are eight natural springs around town, each with a slightly different taste.
Alamosa, Colorado

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

When eco-systems collide in the arid southwest.
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun

This grand stone tower was dedicated to a famed American humorist almost by coincidence.
Manitou Springs, Colorado

Manitou Incline

This super steep hike ascends 2,000 feet in less than a mile.
Littleton, Colorado

Alfred Packer's Grave

Final resting place of a 19th century gold prospector and convicted cannibal.
Hong Kong

Central-Mid-Levels Escalators

The world's longest outdoor covered escalator system transports commuters through Hong Kong's hilly terrain.
Hong Kong

Chungking Mansions

Teeming with illegal goods and services, this towering maze of vice is also a popular tourist accommodation.
Hong Kong

Kowloon Walled City Park

Remnants of the most densely packed city in world history, that thrived on anarchy for 30 years.
Chaurikharka, Nepal

Lukla Airport

Jumping-off point for a climb up Mt. Everest is the most dangerous airport in the world.
Namche, Nepal

Namche Bazaar

Last stop before the top of the highest peak in the world.