Socotra is known for its unique plants and trees. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site to explore another world.
Longyearbyen is seen as the world's northernmost town. It's actually illegal to be buried here, and houses sit on stilts so they don't slide away.
This curious Australian town is known for its opal mine. The 2,000-some residents live in underground houses, to avoid the blistering heat.
This well-preserved Western Desert area is a five-hour bus trip from Cairo. Local products and a beautiful mineral spring await.
This Pacific Ocean atoll is opposite Mecca. If you prayed here, you'd face different directions.
Tórshavn translates to "Thor's harbor," and it's the tiny capital city of the Faroe Islands. You can find these islands about halfway between Norway and Iceland.
You can only get to Iqaluit by sea or air. Once you're here, enjoy tourist attractions like the "Road to Nowhere," a chance to get lost in the Canadian wilderness.