Nuuk, Greenland  Humpback whales! Fjords! Icebergs! The northern lights! Those are just a few of the things you’ll find in Greenland’s tiny capital city. The waterfront, made up of brightly painted houses, is the perfect contrast to the freezing arctic weather.

Nuuk, Greenland Humpback whales! Fjords! Icebergs! The northern lights! Those are just a few of the things you’ll find in Greenland’s tiny capital city. The waterfront, made up of brightly painted houses, is the perfect contrast to the freezing arctic weather.

Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia This national park and nature reserve occupies part of the Namib Desert. Wild game like mountain zebras, ostriches and kudus roam over the red sand dunes.

Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia This national park and nature reserve occupies part of the Namib Desert. Wild game like mountain zebras, ostriches and kudus roam over the red sand dunes.

Cliffs of Etretat, France -- stunning enough for Monet to capture.  Of course I must go, too.

Cliffs of Etretat, France -- stunning enough for Monet to capture. Of course I must go, too.

Angkor Wat, Cambodia  Largest Hindu temple in the world plus the largest religious place. I have to go here.

Angkor Wat, Cambodia Largest Hindu temple in the world plus the largest religious place. I have to go here.

Bagan, Myanmar  This archeological area encompasses more than 2,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monuments that date back to the kingdom of Pagan in the ninth century.

Bagan, Myanmar This archeological area encompasses more than 2,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monuments that date back to the kingdom of Pagan in the ninth century.

Wat Rong Khun, Thailand~ is a contemporary unconventional Buddhist temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand. It was designed by Chalermchai Kositpipat. Construction began in 1996 and is expected to be completed 60 - 90 years after the death of the artist and designer.

Wat Rong Khun, Thailand~ is a contemporary unconventional Buddhist temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand. It was designed by Chalermchai Kositpipat. Construction began in 1996 and is expected to be completed 60 - 90 years after the death of the artist and designer.

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