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Argentina / Brazil Border
Iguazu Falls

The Iguazu River tumbles into a series of crashing waterfalls on the border of Brazilian State Paraná and Argentine Province Misiones that can be described as nothing short of soul stirring. Legend has it that a scorned god created Iguazu's falls when his betrothed, a beauty more...

Plain of Thessaly, Greece
Meteora Monasteries

Central Greece. Due north of Kalabaka, at the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly, near the Pineios river and Pindus Mountain. Six striking monasteries sit perched precariously atop natural sandstone rock pillars. The Metéora is one of Greece's largest and most eminent more...

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The Petronas Towers

Anymore, the title holder of World's Tallest Building is almost as difficult to keep track of as the number of times a year the airlines royally screw up my travel plans. The Petronas Towers, a 1,483-foot duo sky-ticklers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, wore the crown from 1998 more...

Sichuan, China
Leshan Giant Buddha

It's a good thing Buddhas are known for smiling because stumbling upon an angry 233-foot tall human likeness carved out of a cliff face would probably give you a heart attack. The Giant Buddha--who is admittedly wearing more of an I-just-toked-out smirk than a smile--draws more...

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