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Boston, Massachusetts

Mapparium Globe

An enormous, inside-out glass globe built in 1935.
Concord, Massachusetts

Old North Bridge

The phrase "the shot heard around the world" was coined after a skirmish at this bridge.
Concord, Massachusetts

The Old Manse

The poems Nathaniel Hawthorne and his wife Sophia etched into its windows are still visible today.
Concord, Massachusetts

Orchard House

Louisa May Alcott based “Little Women” on her experiences growing up in this house with her sisters.
Concord, Massachusetts

Paul Revere Lantern

One of two lighted lanterns hung in the church belfry on the eve of the Revolutionary War to warn that the British were on their way.
Concord, Massachusetts

Author's Ridge

This small section of the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery is rotten with famous authors' graves.
Concord, Massachusetts

Walden Pond

"the sweltering inhabitants of Charleston and New Orleans, of Madras and Bombay and Calcutta, drink at my well . . . The pure Walden water is mingled with the sacred water of the Ganges."
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston's Old Burying Grounds

Macabre headstones carved with winged skulls, dancing skeletons, and pithy reminders of impending death.
Sutton, Massachusetts

Purgatory Chasm

This evocatively named natural crevasse was created by a torrent of water that smashed right through a granite deposit.
Franklin, Massachusetts

Birthplace of Horace Mann

A stone marker dedicated to the “Father of American Education.”
Hull, Massachusetts

Paragon Carousel

The last remaining attraction from Paragon Park.
Bhutan

Gangteng Gompa

This 17th-century Bhutanese monastery is ensconced in Buddhist legend.
Punakha, Bhutan

Chimi Lhakhang

This penis-focused monastery is dedicated to Buddhism's "Divine Madman."
Punakha, Bhutan

Punakha Suspension Bridge

This colorful overpass is one of Bhutan's longest suspension bridges.
Thimphu, Bhutan

Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan

The nation’s first institution dedicated to the conservation of Bhutanese textiles.
Thimphu, Bhutan

Buddha Dordenma Statue

This giant Buddha statue has 125,000 smaller Buddhas hidden inside it.
Paro, Bhutan

Paro International Airport

This Himalayan airport provides one of the most difficult landings in the world.
Paro, Bhutan

Paro Taktsang

The small cliffside monastery known as the Tiger's Nest is said to be the meditation site of an 8th-century Buddhist master.
Woonsocket, Rhode Island

Precious Blood Cemetery

This cemetery is home to numerous granite headstones that are works of art unto themselves.
Stonington, Connecticut

Mystic Seaport Museum

Holding multiple historical boats and an entire 19th century village, this New England attraction is the largest maritime museum in the world.
Groton, Connecticut

Mystic Pizza

This small-town pizzeria won the Hollywood lottery.
Stonington, Connecticut

Severed Arm of Saint Edmund

How did the right arm of a 13th-century English bishop wind up in a Connecticut church?
Palermo, Italy

Capuchin Monastery Catacombs

Thousands of well-dressed mummies below a monastery.
Nantucket, Massachusetts

Nantucket Whaling Museum

Artifacts of whaling, with both its perils and adventure, are housed in this museum in a former candle factory.