The world's famous landmarks inspire wonder and have been celebrated for centuries. Learn more about famous landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and the Taj Mahal.
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"?
People go on vacation for various reasons -- adventure, delicious food, fine art, walks on the beach, nightlife. Which destination overwhelmingly meets everyone's vacation needs?
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.
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?
From Stonehenge to the Taj Mahal, see pictures of some of the world's most stunning sites.
With a missing nose and weather-beaten body, the Sphinx really shows its age. Or does it? Some archaeologists have evidence that the Sphinx is older than the ancient Egyptians.
These pictures of Easter Island show off the famous Moai heads that line the coast. Learn about these mysterious structures and the island they call home.
Tacky is in the eye of the beholder. But trap is pretty straightforward. And when the two get tied up together, there's a good chance you're going to spend money on something absurd at a gift shop.
It's nature's light show, and we'd all like a front-row seat. But these mysterious flashes of pseudo-dawn can only be seen in certain parts of the world at certain times. Where and when?
Monticello was Thomas Jefferson's plantation home and ongoing, decades-long home improvement project and a place to test out his inventions. What was Monticello like on the inside?
The Colosseum was once awash with bloody gladiatorial spectacles, and now receives tides of visitors every year. What was the Colosseum like originally, and how has it changed?
The Parthenon was constructed thousands of years ago, but with so much pollution and so many visitors, it may not last for long. Take a look at the Parthenon in Athens, Greece.
This futuristic Ferris wheel was only supposed to stay put for five years. But with millions of tourists boarding its capsules, the city decided to keep it around. How was it built?
It kept the Huns out for centuries, but today it draws 10 million visitors annually. The Great Wall winds across deserts, mountains and grasslands in even the most remote reaches of China. So why has it fallen into disrepair?
The forbidding slopes of Mount Everest have captivated mountain climbers for decades ... though you can never really conquer Everest, merely survive it.
People say that the Congo river is murky brown, but for centuries now, historians have written about the Congo's bloody waters. Fantastic tales of death and near misses have corroborated the Congo's reputation as the heart of darkness.
Like the imposing white marble of many Greek monuments, the impact of ancient Greek culture is still alive and well today. See and learn more about the ancient Greeks in this image gallery.
The next time you're pondering a big trip around the world, you might want to think about visiting a World Heritage site. Hundreds of them exist, and they're in some pretty cool spots.
Lighthouses kept sailors safe from crashing their ships on rocky coasts -- until modern technology left them obsolete. Now many of them serve as museums or lodges.
It flows south to north and it helped build Ancient Egypt. How does the mighty Nile affect the people and animals that live nearby?
For most of us, hardwood floors and stainless steel appliances seem like nice upgrades. But the world's most expensive houses have heated driveways, private gyms and movie theaters. Jealous yet?
When Thomas Jefferson inherited 5,000 acres of land in Charlottesville, Va., he set out to build a house with more conveniences and European influences. How long did it take him to build it, and what did he include in the plans?
There are the seven wonders of the medieval world and the modern world, as well as the seven wonders of the natural world and underwater world. But what about the original seven wonders of the world.
Much of Easter Island's haunting past remains a mystery, though clues have surfaced about the people, their culture and their fateful decline. What's the real story?
Navesink Lighthouse on New Jersey's northern shore marks a navigational spot first found by Henry Hudson. There are few lighthouses in American that are as sturdily constructed as the Navesink Lighthouse. Learn about Navesink Lighthouse here.