Top 10 bucket list destinations

How many times have you watched a travel show on TV and wished that you could jump through the screen and instantly be in that place? The reality is that we have all done it, yet without the actual ability to get there through the TV, most never actually make the plans to really travel to that destination. Instead of just imagining being in those exotic locations you should really think about devising some sort of plan that will actually spur you into some action. One of the ways to do that is to [intlink id=”952″ type=”post”]create a bucket list[/intlink] of places that you have to complete before you die. It doesn’t have to be the equivalent of a travel guide and can be as simple as a few places that you have spent a good part of your life dreaming about visiting. You are not alone in your desire to go to those far-flung locales ([intlink id=”984″ type=”post”]should you share your bucket list or keep it private[/intlink]), so let’s take a look at the top ten locations that seem to make it onto the majority of travel bucket lists.

 

1. Paris – The City of Light is the shining beacon of Europe and seems to hold an allure that call visitors to her streets from the world over. People put Paris on their bucket list for a variety of different reasons, such as fashion and art, the stunning architecture, or simply the chance to sample the best food to be found anywhere in the world.

 

2. The Grand Canyon – Our world is full of incredible natural wonders, but you can’t really get a feel for the sheer size of the Grand Canyon until you stand at the edge of the abyss. It’s a place that can fill you with awe and make you feel very small, and all in the same breath. To see the canyon from all angles, consider taking a ride up the Colorado River.

 

3. Stonehenge – You wouldn’t think that a pile of standing stones would be much to write home about, but Stonehenge has been pulling in visitors for centuries now. A major part of the allure is the history that surrounds the place, with some thinking of it as a place of worship while others turn to more alien or supernatural theories.

 

4. Monte Carlo – Most of us have dreamed of living the life of the rich and famous, even if only for a day or two and that is what a trip to Monte Carlo feels like. It’s a location that almost looks as though it were painted onto the world by a magnificent artist, but behind the calm exterior lies a world of excitement in one of the many high-roller casinos that are just waiting for you to roll the dice.

 

5. Antarctica – You will literally have to move to the ends of the Earth to see this frozen wonderland, but the long trip by boat and plane is well worth it. It may be cold, but the sight of a massive iceberg up close or of a breaching whale in its natural environment make it a perfect bucket list addition.

 

6. The Amazon – It may be because the rainforest is disappearing at an alarming rate that makes the area surrounding the might river so appealing. Or perhaps it’s simply the river itself that draws people in. Whatever the case, the Amazon rainforest ranks high on the list of many travelers.

 

7. Great Barrier Reef – Located off the coast of Australia, the Great Barrier Reef is an underwater coral world that is alive with color and beauty. Be prepared to strap on some scuba gear if you want the full experience, which is one that you are unlikely to ever forget.

 

8. The Great Wall of China – This is the only man made structure that is visible from space, but since space tourism is still far in the future, your best chance to see the Great Wall is by actually walking along it.

 

9. Las Vegas – Sin City is a place that you are unlikely to ever forget after you visit. There is a feeling of having been dropped into a neon-lit netherworld that exists just outside our own. If you are going to do Vegas then be sure to do it right, always remembering that what happens there stays there.

 

10. The Great Pyramids – Much like Stonehenge, there is a great deal of mystery surrounding the Pyramids in Giza, Egypt. You’ll hear a lot of talk about aliens, but what you will see is one of the most magnificent structures in the world.

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