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Machu Picchu: The Secrets of This Fabled Mountaintop City

The twisting trail wasn’t the most direct route, but its heart-pounding ascents past other ceremonial sites built suspense for the final reveal.

8 Crazy Facts About the Washington Monument

From the beginning, this project was mired in political infighting, lack of funds and construction delays. Sounds familiar? Find out more intriguing facts about the Washington Monument.

Hiking el Caminito del Rey, Once the World's Most Dangerous Trail

Our writer shares her experience of hiking Spain's el Caminito del Rey, once considered the world's most dangerous path. It was closed for 15 years after five people died on it and reopened in 2015 as a new, improved attraction.

Dark Tourism: 6 Spots That Draw the Morbidly Curious

These destinations are definitely for folks drawn to the dark side of life.

20 Facts About the Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty has symbolized freedom across the world for more than a century. But there's a lot more to Lady Liberty's story.

The Illustrious History of the Statue of Liberty

Lady Liberty has stood in New York Harbor for more than a century, symbolizing freedom to the millions of refugees who have emigrated to the shores of the United States.

All the Presidents Busts Are Decaying in a Virginia Field

It could be your last chance to check out the colossal statues of the first 43 presidents' heads — yes, heads.

Snake Island: A Viper-infested Hellscape

The island of Ilha da Queimada Grande off the coast of Brazil is home to an estimated 2,000 to 4,000 venomous snakes, which translates to about one snake every 3 feet. Watch where you step.

Slide Down Daredevil's Peak

HowStuffWorks sails with Royal Caribbean to see how North America's tallest waterslide, Daredevil's Peak, works!

Beware If You Travel the Devil's Highway

Thousands of people died trying to cross it over the decades. Even today, it's not a trip for the faint-hearted.

5 Funniest National Comedy Center Highlights

The $50 million facility was designated as the country's official cultural institution for comedy by the U.S. Congress. So what's inside?

HowStuffWorks: Get Hooked on the Extreme Sport of Zip Lining

HowStuffWorks heads to Historic Banning Mills, the world's largest zip line canopy park, to learn the science behind how zip line courses speed through the trees.

7 Ways to Pack a Smarter Suitcase

You might think it's impossible to fit a week's worth of clothes into a carry-on, but with our packing tips, it's a piece of cake.

7 U.S. National Parks Hardly Anyone Visits

Not every national park is a traffic jam like Yellowstone. Some barely get any visitors. Which parks are these and why do they get so little love?

It's Muggle Madness at London's Platform 9 ¾

It may not get you to Hogwarts, but it's still fun to take your picture there.

The Taj Mahal Is Turning Green: The Struggle to Preserve Priceless Monuments

India's Supreme Court ordered the government to either tear down the Taj Mahal or spend the money to restore it properly. Why is repairing famous landmarks such an uphill battle?

5 New UNESCO World Heritage Sites That Exemplify the List

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.

10 Ways to Avoid Being a Beach Bummer

When you hit the beach this summer, don't forget to bring good beach etiquette.

All Aboard for Our Roller Coaster Quiz!

Find out who has the oldest, the fastest, and most dangerous roller coasters with our quiz.

HowStuffWorks Visits the Parthenon in Nashville

HowStuffWorks headed to the Parthenon in Nashville, Tennessee for some exploring and discovery in a new 2018 Chevy Traverse, fully equipped with amazing navigational features including Apple CarPlay and OnStar, great for our adventures courtesy of our partners at Chevrolet.

How the Parthenon Came to Live in Nashville

You don't have to travel to Greece to see the Parthenon; there's a full-scale replica in Nashville, Tennessee.

Nudity Isn't Illegal in National Parks, But Don't Do Anything Weird

National parks are for everyone, and though nudity isn't technically prohibited, please don't scare the bears.

5 Treasures People Are Looking for Right Now

Treasure hunting may be dangerous, but it sure is super exciting. Here are five treasures people are hunting down right now.

Are People Dying to Find Fenn's Treasure?

Since 2010, at least four deaths in the Rocky Mountains are thought to be related to a treasure hunt started by a reclusive millionaire named Forrest Fenn.

California and Marijuana Tourism: What You Need to Know

On Jan. 1, 2018 it became legal for adults to partake in recreational marijuana in California. But there are still some restrictions.

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