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Colonial Quito Ecuador
The temperatures in Quito can plummet for much of the year long so take advantage of the summer respite and plan your trip for July or August. From centuries-old cathedrals to traditional restaurants and local crafts markets, you can really embrace the local cultures with a visit to Ecuador's capital city."
Source: roughguides.com

Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park Grenada
The Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park is a collection of ecological underwater contemporary art located in the Caribbean ocean off the west coast of Grenada, West Indies and was created by British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor. Taylor's aim was to engage local people with the underwater environment that surrounds them using his works which are derived from life casts of the local community."

Bora Bora French Polynesia
No amount of words come even close to describing the beauty of the Bora Bora Island beaches. We could mention the emerald waters embracing the flawless white sand, the hibiscus valleys, the over-water bungalows, and the towering mountains, mirrored on the waters surface. Or, you could just judge for yourself."

Chittorgarh Fort India
Chittorgarh Fort is the largest fort in India and the grandest in the state of Rajasthan. The fort, plainly known as Chittor, sprawls majestically over a hill above the plains of the valley drained by the Berach River. The fort precinct with an evocative history is studded with a series of historical palaces, gates, temples and two prominent commemoration towers. These monumental ruins have inspired the imagination of tourists and writers for centuries."
Source: curious-places

Socotra Island Yemen
Socotra is the largest member of an archipelago and a four-island ellipsis that trails off the Horn of Africa into the Gulf of Aden. A mix of ancient granite massifs, limestone cliffs and red sandstone plateaus. The island is situated 250 miles off the coast of Yemen."
Source: wayfaring.info

The Lost Coast California
Somewhere along the 80 miles (129 kilometers) of glorious northern California wilderness coastline between Fort Bragg and Eureka is a secret surf break as perfect in form as in setting. The Lost Coast wave is the stuff of American legend: a big, consistent, year-round swell that washes onto a rocky shore with high energy and perfect curvature—fast, clean, with long, long sweeps."

Pigeon's Rock, Beirut Lebanon
Also known as the Rock of Raouché, the Pigeon`s Rock in Beirut, Lebanon is a stellar destination for locals and tourists alike. This photo was taken from the popular seaside walkway called the Corniche. With so many folks on cell phones and roller blades, the Corniche reminded me more of Miami than the Middle East."
Source: manonthelam.com

Ngondo Festival Cameroon
The Ngondo Festival is a way to connect with the spirits of “water Gods” and has been celebrated as an annual religious/traditional festival for countless years now. Ngondo festival begins with a number of rituals and feasts performed to celebrate and rejoice the unity of various African tribesmen who gather there for further celebrations of the event."

Paddle 340 Miles of the Mighty Missouri—Nonstop Missouri
No self-respecting river rat should resist the challenge of paddling the world’s longest nonstop river race, which traverses an entire state in three and a half days. The Missouri River 340, from Kansas City to St. Louis (technically, St. Charles) is something of a Wild West race, with few restrictions other than reasonable safety regulations (nav lights, no jousting with barges) and the need to finish within 88 hours."

Kyrgyzstan's Holy Trinity Cathedral Kyrgyzstan
The yellow domes of this handsome cathedral have risen from the rubble of Bolshevism at the corner of Lenina and Gagarin. Karakol's first church services were held in a yurt on this site after the town was founded."

Thrihnukagigur Volcano Iceland
Thrihnukagigur volcano is dormant – it last erupted over 4,000 years ago. There are no indications of it erupting again in the near future. The volcano’s name, mostly unpronounceable for anyone other than locals, would be directly translated as ‘Three Peaks Crater’. The name comes from Árni B. Stefánsson, who was the first to explore the vault and who has pleaded the case for making it accessible for years.

Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex Iran
Tabriz has been a place of cultural exchange since antiquity and its historic bazaar complex is one of the most important commercial centres on the Silk Road. Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex consists of a series of interconnected, covered, brick structures, buildings, and enclosed spaces for different functions."
Source: unesco.org

Bike the Maah Daah Hey North Dakota
More than 120 miles of pure bliss. Whether you are looking for a great beginner ride to check out the scenery or you are a seasoned single track junkie, this trail has it all for you. Over 160 miles, 13,000 feet of climbing and descending, and some of the best views you could ever imagine."

Vanish Roller Coaster in Yokohama Japan
First opened to the public in 1999, Vanish -- located in Yokohama, Japan -- isn't your average roller coaster, as it dives into an underwater tunnel at one point during the ride. The track measures 2,440-feet in length and each ride lasts for approximately 1-minute 58-seconds."
Source: techeblog.com

The glass walkway of Zhangjiajie
On November 9, 2011, China unveiled the glass walkway of the Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie, Hunan. Standing at roughly 4,700 feet above sea level, it is one of the world’s highest observation platforms.
Roughly 200 feet in length, it braces the cliff face of the Tianmen Mountain, enabling an unobstructed view of the nearby scenery as well as an unusual panorama straight down the cliff."