Violet Volcanic Tea

Discover Violet Volcanic Tea in Furnas, Portugal: When Azorean green tea meets volcanic hot springs water, a luminous brew is born.

The Luck of Edenhall

Discover The Luck of Edenhall in England: At over 600 years old, this enchanting glass has a long history, and its name, the Luck of Edenhall, reflects just how enchanted it just might be.

Seaweed Pie

Discover Seaweed Pie in O'Leary, Prince Edward Island: Made from local Irish moss, this pie is served only in Prince Edward Island's potato museum.

The Awakening II

Discover The Awakening II in Chesterfield, Missouri: A sculpture of a giant man escaping from the depths of the Earth.

Wood County Museum

Discover Wood County Museum in Bowling Green, Ohio: Evidence from a brutal 1880s murder is on display at this former infirmary house.

Mother Vine Scuppernong Wine

Discover Mother Vine Scuppernong Wine in Rose Hill, North Carolina: This sweet Southern elixir comes from what may be the oldest grape vine in North America.

Endicott Rock

Discover Endicott Rock in Laconia, New Hampshire: Believed by many to be the oldest surviving public monument in the United States.

Tomb of Balban

Discover Tomb of Balban in New Delhi, India: An unassuming tomb houses an important milestone in Indian architectural history.

Yemas de San Leandro

Hidden behind a wall, Spanish nuns dole out their signature sweets on a revolving tray.

Hot Springs Beer

Discover Hot Springs Beer in Hot Springs, Arkansas: This Arkansas town is known for its gangster history, its healing waters, and now its brews.


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