Au Petit Bonheur La Chance
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Paris, France: For addicts of vintage French everything

If you're addicted to all things old, domestic and French, this shop on narrow rue St. Paul is the equivalent of mainlining your entire stash.

Au Petit Bonheur La Chance specializes in the kinds of vintage (and vintage-inspired) finds that…

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Stollen at the Weihnachtsmarkt
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Dresden, Germany: What's 8,000 lbs. and never goes bad?

Consider, if you will, the fruitcake.

There are many reasons to visit Dresden's Weihnachtsmarkt, the oldest continuously running Christmas market in Germany (it's been going on since 1434), but we'd like to draw your attention to the fruitcake.

Never mind…

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Celebration for the Turkeys
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Watkins Glen, NY: Stuffing turkeys, in a good way

In 1986, Farm Sanctuary—a 175-acre patch of rolling hills and woods in New York State's Finger Lakes region that provides a home for animals rescued and rehabilitated from farms and stockyards—kicked off its Adopt-a-Turkey Project, finding donors to sponsor "adopt"…

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Mütter Museum
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Philadelphia, PA: Medical oddities on heart-stopping, skin-crawling display

Step right up, ladies and gents, for a look at delights including (but in no way limited to):

1. The attached livers of famed Siamese twins Chang and Eng

2. Upwards of 2,000 objects swallowed, removed and neatly categorized in drawers

3.

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Washoe House
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Cotati, CA: A 19th-century roadhouse in Sonoma. With pie!

When's the last time you happened upon an actual roadhouse in California wine country?

Built in 1859, the Washoe House was built as a stagecoach station between Petaluma, Santa Rosa and Bodega. Passengers could stop for some restorative food and…

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