"The steam trains climb the 11 miles from Cass to the 4,842-ft-high summit of Bald Knob, which has spectacular views and bracing mountain air. The line, built in 1901 to haul lumber, uses geared locomotives to overcome its ferocious gradients, which include switchbacks."
The 17th-century Palace of the Governors in the Brazilian city of Olinda
India's Udaipur Shiv Nivas Palace, feautred in the Top Ten Castles with Accommodations
Granada, Nicaragua-a colonial gem worth discovering
(it's a great place just be prepared for ferocious temperatures!)
Snow monkeys at Japan's Jigokudani Wild Monkey Park
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