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The World Heritage Committee added 19 new sites: 13 cultural, three natural and three mixed sites to its list, bringing the total number to more than 1,000 in 167 countries.
By Michelle Konstantinovsky
You don't have to travel to Greece to see the Parthenon; there's a full-scale replica in Nashville, Tennessee.
By Kathryn Whitbourne
The eruption of Mount Vesuvius and destruction of Pompeii in 79 C.E. was a horrible disaster. So why are people so enthralled with the ashy remains of the ancient city?
By Ed Grabianowski
Toilet-themed restaurants in Toronto and Moscow are two recent examples of this weird craze spreading beyond Asia.
By Christopher Hassiotis
Lost islands are the stuff of adventure movies and ancient tales, but some actually did exist. Others were only alive in imagination or because someone mistook them for another place. Do you know any of these islands?
By Patrick J. Kiger
And it puts your fancy Apple watch to shame.
By Rachel Pendergrass
From murder sites to a building shaped like one of your body's major organs, these rooms for rent deliver way more than free WiFi. You'll never believe all the weird and wonderful places you can bed down.
By Alia Hoyt
Airbnb sounds like a win-win: Guests get a unique vacation experience often at less than a hotel would charge, while hosts make extra cash off spare bedrooms or second homes. But hotels, cities and tenants' groups don't feel as buoyant about Airbnb.
By Dave Roos
Sure, you can easily find a museum full of dinosaur bones or ancient art. But what if you're really into gelato or weird medical devices? Or toilet seat art?
By Laurie L. Dove
Sixteen acres of land surrounding the site of the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center have been rebuilt. Eight are devoted to honoring the victims.
By Jessika Toothman
The events of Sept. 11, 2001 changed the face of New York City and the U.S. as a whole. The National September 11 Memorial and Museum was designed to commemorate the lives lost that day, but its creation didn't come without speed bumps of its own.
By Ed Grabianowski
Watching fireworks hit the night sky is always a delightful experience. When and where can you see the best pyrotechnics in the world?
By Debra Ronca
Lighthouses have become tourist attractions in coastal areas all over the world. However, many of these time-worn landmarks are inactive and could be lost forever. Here are 10 of the world's most endangered lighthouses.
By Linda C. Brinson
For modern archaeologists, the ancient world continues to hold many secrets. Civilizations disappear -- thousands of years later, researchers are left to pick through the ivy-covered ruins of their cities.
By Tristin Hopper
They represent many things to many people but, at their core, lighthouses are simple structures with long and interesting histories. Here's their illuminating story.
By Jeff Harder
While the United States has its share of notorious sites to visit, you'd have to take a trip around the world to hit the most infamous of the bunch. Where are they, and why are they so controversial?
By Joy H. Montgomery
As much as tourism can pay the bills for a community, it can also hurt it. What happens when popularity becomes the death of a destination?
By Clint Pumphrey
The Museum of Modern Art (aka MoMA) earned its status by helping people understand the visual art of their time. It was also the first museum to focus solely on modern art from the day it opened in 1929.
By Christopher Neiger
When it opened in the fall of 1959, the Guggenheim Museum was a lightning rod for controversy. But today, the Guggenheim Museum appeases the art establishment and amateur art aficionados alike.
By Akweli Parker
The Musée du Louvre houses some of the world's most beloved and significant artworks. However, it didn't start out that way. Would you believe that the place that holds the "Mona Lisa" used to be a fortress?
By Josh Clark
The Smithsonian Institution, America's attic, is home to some 137 million objects -- ruby slippers, presidential hair, shrunken heads, animal pelts and even dinosaur poop. What are 10 of the strangest items in the museum's collection?
By Jessika Toothman
What do the Spirit of St. Louis, Dorothy's slippers and Mei Xiang the panda have in common? They're all part of the Smithsonian Institution's remarkable collection. But what's the mystery behind the founding of the "Nation's Attic"?
By Jessika Toothman
There's something about these interactive pedestrian puzzles that really captures people's interest. It could be the sense of accomplishment when you reach the end, or it may just be a fun activity to do with family and friends.
By Emilie Sennebogen
Besides sipping plenty of vino, you'll get to stroll the sun-drenched rows of vines and perhaps even eat a few of the grapes. What else can you expect from a wine tour?
By Amy Hunter
From Stonehenge to the Taj Mahal, see pictures of some of the world's most stunning sites.