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Bashas' Diné Market, Chinle, ArizonaBashas' Diné MarketChinle, ArizonaVisiting the stunning Canyon de Chelly was amazing, but the local facilities are scant, to say the least. Found this interesting supermarket that...Burger King, Kayenta, ArizonaBurger KingKayenta, ArizonaAs a vegetarian, I usually avoid these places on a road trip. But this one was worth the #TroverDetour. Inside the Burger King it has several...The Point, Monument Valley, Navajo County, ArizonaThe Point, Monument ValleyNavajo County, ArizonaMonument Valley is stunning, worth getting up for sunrise to hike the 3 miles around the left mitten. If you time it right, you can catch a photo...Bedrock City, Coconino County, ArizonaBedrock CityCoconino County, ArizonaYabbadabbadoo!Bedrock City is looking a little bit shabby, but still worth a 30 minute stop to take photos, see the old Flintstone movies play in...Uilkraalsmond Nature Reserve, Hermanus, South AfricaUilkraalsmond Nature ReserveHermanus, South Africa#TroveOn If you want to get close to these magnificent fish, look for outfits with naturalists aboard the boat. We got close (both in the...NH Schiphol Airport, Hoofddorp, NetherlandsNH Schiphol AirportHoofddorp, Netherlands#TroveOn Got some hours to kill at Amsterdam airport? Go to the small, free, reiksmuseum and right next door you can get a fish manicure. Get your...Mike the Tiger's Habitat, Baton Rouge, LouisianaMike the Tiger's HabitatBaton Rouge, Louisiana#TroveOn See a tiger on campus of a university full of students. What could possibly go wrong? He doesn't really look like a Mike to me. And he...Integratron, San Bernardino County, CaliforniaIntegratronSan Bernardino County, California#TroveOn Had my first sound bath at the integratron. A profoundly weird experience, the acoustics are amazing and it makes your face fall asleep....World Famous Crochet Museum, Joshua Tree, CaliforniaWorld Famous Crochet MuseumJoshua Tree, California#TroveOn The World Famous Crochet museum is a small space filled with crocheted items: the poodle wine bottle covers are especially brilliant. It's...Marilyn Monroe Sculpture in Palm Springs, Palm Springs, CaliforniaMarilyn Monroe Sculpture in Palm SpringsPalm Springs, CaliforniaEveryone has a photo of the massive Marilyn from the front, but take the time to do a 360 for more interesting views.Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, LouisianaMetairie CemeteryNew Orleans, LouisianaThis copy of the famous grieving angel (found in Rome), is in New Orleans Metairie Cemetery. The tomb is padlocked but you can peek inside; this...At the Hollywood Sign, Los Angeles, CaliforniaAt the Hollywood SignLos Angeles, CaliforniaTake a hike into the Hollywood Hills to get a unique view of the famous photo op. Trail isn't long but exposed and fairly steep. Bring water! Trail...Madewood Plantation House, Assumption Parish, LouisianaMadewood Plantation HouseAssumption Parish, LouisianaMadewood Plantation Home is a bit off the usual River Road route, but here you can stay and experience history, instead of just touring it. And who...Central Business District, New Orleans, LouisianaCentral Business DistrictNew Orleans, LouisianaOn Sunday afternoons in The Big Easy, you can join an authentic second line parade. Be ready to dance! Parade routes are posted on the local radio...Meerkat Adventures, Oudtshoorn, South AfricaMeerkat AdventuresOudtshoorn, South AfricaOne of the best places to see meerkats in the wild; Meerkat Adventures in Oudtshoorn. You get up before dawn, Devey pours you strong coffee and you...Taj Mahal, Agra, IndiaTaj MahalAgra, IndiaOk so everyone knows about the Taj Mahal, (our guide, Guru, said their are 2 types of people in this world, those that have seen the Taj Mahal, and...Hermanus Bientang's Cave, Hermanus, South AfricaHermanus Bientang's CaveHermanus, South AfricaThis restaurant overlooks Hermanus Bay, seafood and local wine and beer is cheap and high quality, but best part is you can watch the whales right...Victor Verster prison, Paarl, South AfricaVictor Verster prisonPaarl, South AfricaEveryone knows and visits Robben Island, but the place where Nelson Mandela reached the end of his long walk is in the beautiful wine lands, at...Addo Elephant National Park, Aberdeen Plain, South AfricaAddo Elephant National ParkAberdeen Plain, South AfricaIf you have limited time in South Africa, don't waste money on private safaris near Cape Town, they are glorified zoos. Addo national park is...Highest Pub in Africa, Sani Pass., Mkhomazi Wilderness area, South AfricaHighest Pub in Africa, Sani Pass.Mkhomazi Wilderness area, South AfricaView from Sani Pass, highest pub in Africa. Don't just hit up the bar, stay in one of the coal-heated rondevals,(local huts) so you get to...
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