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List of the spots you need to visit in the next few years. Whatever your time span, heading on a bucket list trip is even more thrilling than taking a normal vacation.

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Machu Picchu

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Cusco, Peru • Wishlist • 

The vibrant green grass, huge rocky peaks, and magnificent stone ruins are all stunning. Once upon a time, this archeological marvel was an Inca city (in the 15th and 16th centuries). To get here, you'll need to plan ahead of time. The Inca Trail is only accessible twice a day (in the morning and afternoon), and you must either hike or take a bus from the adjacent town of Aguas Calientes to get there.

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The Great Pyramid of Giza

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Giza, Egypt • Wishlist • 

Other ancient wonders abound on this site, which you won't want to miss. The Sphinx, Pyramid of Khafre, Pyramid of Menkaure, and the Great Pyramid of Khufu are among the most famous of these magnificent constructions. Tombs, small pyramids, and The Solar Boat Museum, which houses a superbly preserved ceremonial solar barque, are among the unusual wonders. An intimate tour into the depths of the Great Pyramid of Khufu will be enjoyed by those who appreciate adventure (and aren't concerned of claustrophobia).

  • Al Haram, Nazlet El-Semman, Al Giza Desert, Giza Governorate, Egypt

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African Safari Company

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Seattle, United States • Wishlist • 

A safari is thrilling, awe-inspiring, and picturesque, especially when conducted in one of the world's most phenomenal landscapes. Guaranteed to be a trip of a lifetime, it's no wonder so many people crave this incredible experience. Whether you're hoping to catch sight of the "Big Five" (lions, elephants, leopards, buffalo, and rhinos) in Kenya, bounce along in a jeep through Kruger National Park, or soar through the air in a hot air balloon over the Serengeti National Park, an African safari won't disappoint.

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Paris

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Paris, France • Wishlist • 

The most revered city of love, Paris has so much more to offer than its iconic Eiffel Tower. You'll find some of the world's best stores selling clothes so fashionable they haven't yet hit the North American market. The restaurants serve food so divine, you'll crave seconds (and sometimes thirds). Hold hands while wandering the banks of the Seine, enjoy a café al fresco on the Champs-'Elysée, and take a few moments to reflect while traipsing within the hallowed walls of the Cathédral Notre-Dame. You certainly won't be bored.

  • France

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Aurora Forecast Iceland

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Reykjavík, Iceland • Wishlist • 

Witnessing the aurora borealis is one of life's greatest pleasures. Whether you catch sight of a delicate green glow or are privy to vivacious crimson lines streaking across the horizon, this wonderful spectacle is breathtaking and unforgettable. Iceland is one of the best places to catch a glimpse of the northern lights. While you can likely see them at any point of the year, the most spectacular shows happen between mid-October and early April. At this time, the night skies are at their darkest, which presents a remarkable contrast.

  • Einivellir 1, 221 Hafnarfjörður, Iceland

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Great Barrier Reef

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Townsville, Australia • Wishlist • 

The Great Barrier Reef is home to a rich ecosystem filled with everything from the smallest zooplankton to tropical fish to marine mammals like dugongs and dolphins. A truly peaceful experience, swimming around the magical reef is a gift. Whether you choose to scuba dive or snorkel, you'll experience only the quiet sound of fish nibbling on coral as you roam about this vast marine playground, being constantly amazed by the beauty on display before you.

  • Great Barrier Reef, QLD, Australia

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Tahiti

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Punaauia, French Polynesia • Wishlist • 

Tahiti offers travelers the same beautiful azure lagoons, lush mountainous landscapes, and lively coral reefs, with a little more excitement thrown in. An impressive mix of French and Polynesian cultures, the city boasts great restaurants, popular resorts, spas, museums, and plenty of places to shop. Outside the city, visitors are greeted by cascading waterfalls, sheltered lagoons, and beautiful valleys. Book a 4WD tour of the island, learn to dive in a lagoon, or board a whale-watching tour boat (between July and October).

  • Tahiti, French Polynesia

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Rome

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Rome, Italy • Wishlist • 

Rome, with its legendary ruins (such as the Roman Forum), renowned cathedrals (such as the Basilica of St. John Lateran), and modern restaurants serving the freshest, most exquisite food, is an astounding mix of past and present. The Colosseum, Pantheon, and St. Peter's Basilica are just a few of Rome's most well-known attractions. While these tourist attractions are unmissable, this lovely city has so much more to offer, including delectable gelato on nearly every street corner.

  • Italy

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Niagara Falls

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St. Catharines, Canada • Wishlist • 

Even if you aren't a fond of waterfalls, Niagara Falls is one of the Natural Wonders of the World (it's often referred to as the "New 8th Wonder of the World"). Every second, over 3,100 tons of water crash over the falls, surrounding visitors who board the Maid of the Mist or Hornblower Cruise to get a closer look. The finest place to see Niagara Falls is in the little Canadian town of Niagara Falls. The town is extremely touristic as a result of its large visitor population. There are carnival-style arcades, an aquarium, a sky wheel, an Odditorium, a wax museum, and a Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum. There are also a plethora of restaurants and accommodations to select from.

  • Niagara Falls, ON, Canada

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Cinque Terre

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La Spezia, Italy • Wishlist • 

Cinque Terre (also known as "Five Towns") is absolutely gorgeous, which is why companies sell so many postcards. This region of Italy's northwest embodies the kind of beauty that makes visitors gasp when they first see it. It's impossible not to be taken aback by the beauty of the place. The carefree approach of the locals makes you want to do nothing except eat pasta (or pizza) while gazing out at the Ligurian Sea. Walking along cliff-top trails or meandering through picturesque villages on crooked and narrow alleyways are among the most popular activities in Cinque Terre.

  • Cinque Terre, SP, Italy

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