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Pāhoa, Hawaii

Puna End of the Road

In 2018, Pohoiki Road was severed by lava flowing from the eruption of Kilauea.
Portland, Oregon

Portland Puppet Museum

A puppeteer’s paradise offering shows, workshops, and an archive of over 2,000 puppets.
Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow's "Stone of Destiny"

Some believe that the stone once used to coronate Scottish kings resides inside this bar.
Glasgow, Scotland

'Lobey Dosser'

This two-legged horse statue celebrates a beloved cartoonist and his quirky characters.
Glasgow, Scotland

St. Mary's Grotesques

Twenty carved heads in Glasgow take a comical, modern twist to the medieval apotropaic, avenger of evil.
Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow Sherbet Factory Ruins

These ruins have been linked to a sherbet factory that exploded, but the story may be entirely fictional.
Argyll and Bute, Scotland

Polphail Village

Built during the Scottish boom in the oil industry, the village was never inhabited.
Hebron, New Hampshire

Sculptured Rocks

This narrow canyon has been carved by the river over thousands of years into spectacular and curious forms.
Glastonbury, England

Glastonbury Tor

This hill and tower are steeped in legend, from King Arthur to the Holy Grail.
Somerset, England

Wells Cathedral Clock

This astronomical clock is the second oldest in England.
Prague, Czechia

Defenestration of Prague Window

The palace window through which Protestant nobles flung two Catholic regents, thus sparking the Thirty Years' War.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1

The oldest cemetery in New Orleans, resting peacefully for over 200 years now.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Marie Laveau's House of Voodoo

A museum and shop on Bourbon Street located in the former home of the second Voodoo Queen of New Orleans.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Jean Lafitte's Old Absinthe House

A 200-year-old bar in the historic French Quarter refuses to give up its place in history, nor its role in securing ours.
York, England

Shambles of York

Follow the original medieval paths that wind through this intriguing section of the city.
York, England

Shrine of Saint Margaret Clitherow

A shrine to one of England's female saints in what is believed to be her former home.
York, England

Kings Square Gravestones

This popular square's history as the former site of a church is right beneath your feet.
York, England

The York Ghost Merchants

Makers and sellers of the original and finest York Ghosts.
Sedona, Arizona

Teal McDonald's Arches

The world's only teal arches exist in a city that cares more about its aesthetic than an Instagram influencer.
Athens, Greece

Proteichisma on Erysichthonos Street

The ruins of this ancient fortification wall sit in the middle of a quiet, residential intersection.
Athens, Greece

Archaeological Site inside Monastiraki Metro Station

View the ancient remains of buildings and the ancient "River of Hades" before hopping on a train.
Rome, Italy

Saint Victoria's Incorruptible Body

The martyr's wax-enhanced skeletal remains lie preserved in a glass case in the Santa Maria della Vittoria in Rome.
Bangor, Maine

Bangor Opera House

This Art Deco theater is the last remaining opera house in the “little Broadway of the North.”
Los Angeles, California

Marilyn Monroe's Crypt

Her final resting place was intended to be modest and private, but the power of her popularity continues to draw visitors.