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                                              New York

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           • New York City reigns as the ultimate tourist
Previous     destination. In a single day, you can visit
             the place where George Washington was
             inaugurated as the first U.S. president,
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             New York City Ballet and escape the city’s
             chaos with a walk through Central Park.
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                                  Taj Mahal in India

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           • An icon of India, Agra's Taj Mahal was built
Previous     by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, who
             created the mausoleum in honor of his
             beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Since then, it
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             and remains one of India’s most popular
             destinations.
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                                                  Miami

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           • Miami really has it all: a tropical climate, a
Previous     glamorous, diverse population — and it was
             ranked one of the cleanest cities in America
             by Forbes magazine in 2008. Another
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             major U.S. cities founded by a woman, Julia
             Tuttle.
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                                             São Paulo

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           • Emperor Pedro I declared Brazil's
Previous     independence from Portugal in the city
             of São Paolo in 1822. Since then, the city’s
             population has grown to more than 18
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             largest Japanese communities outside of
             Japan.
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                                       Grand Canyon

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           • With more than 5 million visitors each year,
Previous     this World Heritage Site in Arizona is home
             to several major ecosystems, but only
             seven land crossings of the Colorado River
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             of them.
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                                                  Boston

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           • The Puritans called it their “shining city on a
Previous     hill.” Today, it’s known to many as the
             “Athens of America.” A city of firsts, Boston
             is home to the nation’s first public library,
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             subway system — not to mention Fenway
             Park.
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                    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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           • Air-conditioned beaches, sailboat-
Previous     silhouetted skyscrapers and islands shaped
             like palm trees: If you can imagine it, Dubai
             likely has it — or is building it. The Dubai
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             marina in the world, but it's working toward
             becoming its largest.
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                                              Provence

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           • This carpet of purple finery provides more
Previous     than just a pretty landscape. Lavender is
             used for cooking, cleaning, healing and a
             host of other things. You don’t have to
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             you can grow them in your own back yard.
             Still, it’s no wonder that celebrities,
             monarchs, epicures and plain old tourists
             flock to this part of France like moths to a
             light.
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                                        Death Valley

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           • These majestic waves of sand span an area
Previous     in California and Nevada known to have the
             lowest elevation in North America. But
             Death Valley is more than just desert and
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             pupfish, a tiny fish that can be found only
             in a 92 degree Fahrenheit pool in this park.
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                                                 London

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           • The Tower Bridge is just one sight in a city
Previous     full of attractions. This famous structure is a
             combination drawbridge, suspension bridge
             and museum. The bridge is raised around
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             match the Tower of London.
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                        Victoria, British Columbia

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           • Victoria sits on the southern tip of the
Previous     largest island off the Pacific Coast of North
             America. In a city known as the "City of
             Gardens," Butchart Gardens, above, is its
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             know that this world-class botanical garden
             is an exhausted limestone quarry.
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                                                Egypt

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           • These massive statues guard the gates of
Previous     the Luxor Temple, a tribute to Amon, king
             of the Egyptian gods. Egypt is home to one
             of the world’s oldest continuous
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             history can be found throughout its lands.
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                                               Bavaria

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           • Bavarian King Ludwig II would come to be
Previous     known as the “Fairy Tale King” for building
             this ornate castle, which has since become
             one of Germany’s most popular tourist
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             castle overlooks a part of Germany famous
             for its castles, mountains, forests — and
             beer.
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                                               Turkey

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           • The name of this place — Travertine Pools
Previous     — means “cotton castle” in Turkish. The
             pools are made of travertine, a kind of
             limestone deposited by evaporating water
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             been coming to soak in them since at least
             200 BC.
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                                                   Spain

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           • Legend has it that visitors should ring the
Previous     bell and make a wish at the top of this 237-
             step climb. The Knights Templar are
             credited with building the small hermitage
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             overlook a section of the Basque Country’s
             rough, rocky coastline.
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                                       New Zealand

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           • Astonishing beauty is one hallmark of New
Previous     Zealand, and Milford Sound is no exception.
             You’re looking at one of the most remote
             areas of one of the most remote nations in
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             nuclear-free zone — no nuclear-powered or
             nuclear-armed ships may dock in its ports.
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                                              Thailand

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           • Thailand is home to Buddhist temples, coral
Previous     reefs and floating markets. King Rama IV
             ordered the construction of a 32-kilometer-
             long canal in 1866, which later became
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             floating market. Foodies claim it’s the place
             to find the freshest produce around.
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                                                 Alaska

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           • Minerals stain the mountains with rainbow
Previous     hues here in the Polychrome Pass in Denali
             National Park. Home to the highest
             mountain in North America, the park spans
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             it is inaccessible by road, so park rangers
             use dogsleds to patrol its wilds during the
             winter months.
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