1. Church of San Juan Parangaricutiro, Michoacán, Mexico.
Like Pompeii, this tiny town was completely blanketed after the Volcán de Parícutin erupted in 1943 and belched lava for eight days. All that remains of the town is the church – and it survived unscathed.
2.Plitvice Lakes, Croatia.
These extraordinary lakes are simply beautiful, with 16 terraced limestone lakes and crystal clear water flowing from one tier to the next.
3.Kakslauttanen Hotel, Finland
This enchanting arctic resort features beautiful glass igloos in the middle of a forest, perfect for watching the bright stars and Northern lights.
4.Ristorante Grotta Palazzese in Puglia, Italy
Perhaps the world’s most romantic restaurant, nestled into caves high on a cliff wall and overlooking the blue Mediterranean. Diners can feel the balmy seabreezes and hear the water crashing below as they dine upon fine traditional Italian.
5. Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, Maldives
For truly adventurous diners, this restaurant deep below the Indian Ocean fits the bill. Occasionally sharks put in an appearance, scattering the schools of fish and awing diners.
6. Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, Yale University
This modern architectural marvel houses millions of rare books and manuscripts, many dating back centuries.