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Hike the Roan Highlands Tennessee
Surprise: The finest mountain scenery is to be found on the southern half of the Appalachian Trail isn’t Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It’s north along the Tennessee-North Carolina border in the Roan Highlands. On the 48-mile (77-kilometer) section between the Nolichucky River and U.S. 19E, the AT rarely dips below tree line."

Kasubi Royal Tombs Uganda
Located on Kasubi hill 5 km from the city canter, the Kasubi Royal Tombs site is an active cultural place in the Kingdom of Buganda. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the tombs is the site of the burial grounds for four Kabakas (Kings of Buganda). This dome-like overall shape is a place of great significance in the traditions of the Baganda."

Torres del Paine Chile
In the heart of Patagonia, glaciers rise in the midst of mountainscapes and alpine meadows, close enough to hike right up to and touch. They make Torres del Paine one of the most special national parks in the world — you'll never forget your first sight of ice on the beach.
Source: edition.cnn.com

Wreck This Box!
Keri Smith's wildly popular interactive journals — Wreck This Journal (the expanded edition), This Is Not a Book, and Mess — are now available in one boxed set.

Smith invites you to reimagine what a book can be (a secret message, a recording device, an instrument). Poke holes in the pages. Paint them with coffee. Bring the book in the shower. Let loose and make a mess.

And now you can even wreck the box.

The Great Blue Hole Belize
The Great Blue Hole is a large submarine sinkhole off the coast of Belize. This site was made famous by Jacques-Yves Cousteau, who declared it one of the top ten scuba diving sites in the world."

Prague Castle Czech Republic
Prague Castle is a castle in Prague where the Kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman Emperors and presidents of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic have had their offices. The Czech Crown Jewels are kept here. Prague Castle is the biggest castle in the world (according to Guinness Book of Records the biggest ancient castle) at about 570 metres in length and an average of about 130 metres wide.
Source: wikipedia.org

Snowkite Camas Valley Idaho
For anyone with an interest in snowkiting the hundred square miles of peaks and valleys near Soldier Mountain Ranch may be the country’s best terrain park. What sets it apart from other locations is the consistent wind, unsurprisingly a necessity for snowkiting, and the limitless varieties of terrain."
Source: bigearth.com

Cinque Terre Italy
A National Park and Unesco World Heritage site, allegedly the cleanest area of Italy and a mesmerizing jewel in the Ligurian crown - the Cinque terre (5 lands) escape any description. The five adorable villages precariously nested on the rugged cliffs of the Italian Riviera - Monterosso, Vernazza, Manarola, Corniglia, and Riomaggiore - sprawl along the scenic portion of the azure coast between Levanto and La Spezia."
Source: opentravel.com

Kakum National Park Canopy Walk Ghana
Kakum National Park has a unique tourist attraction: the only year-round tour over a hanging bridge in the forest canopy level in all of Africa. From the so-called Canopy Walkway, at up to 40 meters height, the visitor can approach the plants and animals in their living space which would otherwise be inaccessible for people."

Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve Costa Rica
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Reserva Biológica Bosque Nuboso Monteverde in Spanish) is a paradise for nature lovers and avid photographers. It comes as no surprise that people who visited Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve rank it as one of the most beautifully stunning and breath taking nature reserves in the world.

Filipino Rodeo Masbateno Philippines
Rodeo Masbate is an annual event which takes place in Masbate City which showcases skills in livestock handling, such as lassoing, wrestling, and riding cattle. Also included in the event are a fair and exhibitions and trade of cattle and horses. The event has taken place every summer since 1993 in the province of Masbate, which is traditionally considered the “Cattle Country of the Philippines.”
Source: philja.com

Buddha Park Laos
Located southeast of Vientiane, it is known locally as Xieng Khuan. The main attractions are the sculptures. Several of them depict the Buddha while others are from Hindu myth. There are also sculptures of demons, humans and other creatures."

Backpack Glacier National Park Montana
With its sheer peaks, wildflowers, alpine lakes filled with trout, grizzly bears, and, of course, glaciers, Glacier National Park is the ideal place to lose yourself for days. The park typifies the Rocky Mountain experience and yet has cathedrals of loose-rock mountains and yearlong snowfields that make it unlike anywhere else on the planet. This means backpacking options abound. Simple trips, like an overnighter to Akokala Lake, deliver a real wilderness experience, while a ten-day traverse of the Continental Divide across the backbone of the park is a once-in-a-lifetime experience."

The Dome of the Rock Israel
The Dome of the Rock is in the centre of a greater Muslim shrine, known as the Haram ash Sharif (Noble Sanctuary), which Muslims believe commemorates Muhammad's miraculous Night Journey into heaven. The Dome is a shrine located on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem."
Source: wikipedia.org

The 14th century Greek Orthodox Sumela Monastery Turkey
Sumela monastery is a Greek building built in the fourth century in the Northern part of Turkey. It is perched on the ledge of a steep cliff overlooking a green and fertile valley, filled with pine trees. With an affordable admission price to the monastery (8 Turkish liras), everyone should pay this place a visit. It can be reached on a day trip from the nearby city of Trabzon."