Some places have the power to make even the most die-hard agnostic reconsider their position. Have you ever been in a place where you felt more alive or more connected to nature, the universe, or a higher power than anywhere else?
A thousand years before the birth of Columbus, the Polynesians routinely made voyages across the entire Pacific Basin that made the European Age of Discovery seem trivial by comparison. They left the tales of these adventures carved in the island's stones -- the enigmatic, beautiful and mysterious petroglyphs of Hawaii Island.
The combination of religion and history makes for some excellent stops while traveling. Deanna Hyland examines ten of the most spectacular holy cities that are worth a visit, though you might not be welcome in all of them.