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Our travel guy has 10 North American sights for you to see in 2016

Here are 10 North American sights you should see in 2016 -- drawn from L.A. Times travel writer Christopher Reynolds' favorite sights in 2015.

So 2016 is the year you're going to get out more. Cross more borders. See more stuff. Right? This video will get you started -- 10 gorgeous, startling, profound North American sights in two minutes flat.

Usually, this kind of list aims to capture spots that have historic anniversaries coming up, a new museum opening or a neighborhood in transformation. (Here's one I did last year.) But this list isn't like that.

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These are all sights I saw and snapped in 2015. They've stuck with me and they're likely to stay just as compelling in the year ahead. Without giving too much away, I'll tell you that Arizona, California, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Virginia and Wyoming are here, along with the tip of a Mexican peninsula and an island south of Florida. (Nope, not that one. Way smaller.)

"A Minute Away" is a video series in which nothing much happens -- except you see the world, and hear it, and get a respite from workaday life. We've covered Machu Picchu, Red Square, the Yucatan, the Alamo, an Alaskan float plane and the reading room of the New York Public Library, among other places. Since early 2013, we've been adding a new minute every week (and some of those "minutes" are closer to 120 seconds). So if you'd prefer an hour or two away, we've got more than enough here for you…

Twitter: @mrcsreynolds

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