1. Machu Picchu, Peru
Located high in the Andes Mountains, The Lost City of Incas is truly a breathtaking sight. Remote and isolated from the rest of civilization, it's no one wonder why this city survived against enemies and strangers for hundreds of years. Only known to the international world when it was discovered again in 1911, this is something that everyone should attempt to see in their lifetime. And if one does make it there, you must go to the top of Wayna Picchu, which is 1,100 feet above Machu Picchu. It is believed to be the former residence of the Incan high priest and offers the best view of the city.
2. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
There are very few places on Earth that have both the territorial beauty and abundance of different, rare animals that the Galapagos Islands have to offer. It is on these islands (that is located 575 miles off the coast of Ecuador) that Charles Darwin conducted his research on the theory of evolution in the 1830s. Travel to this archipelago of volcanic islands and see unique species of animals such as the giant tortoise.
3. Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile
You'll find a little bit of everything when you go into Torres del Paine National Park. Mountains, glaciers, lakes and rivers make up the park, including an abundance of sheep in the Magallanes Region. This area of the world is so unique and fascinating, that it's no wonder that over 125,000 people visit here each year, with 60 percent of them coming from out of the country. Although the landscape is beautiful, it is one of the most inhospitable areas on Earth, so if you want to visit, you'll want to come in January or February when the weather is more manageable.
4. Paris, France
What's not to love about Paris? From the beautiful architecture to the immense amount of history that the city exudes, Paris has it all. When you're in Paris, you'll have to check out such famous landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, Cathedral of Notre Dame and Louvre. Once you're done taking in the attractions, refuel at some of the cities world-class dining. Simply, there's something for everyone in the City of Lights.
5. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
If you want to see wilderness like no other, then you must see the Serengeti National Park. The best time to see the abundance of large mammals is during the Great Migration. During this time, 1.5 million wildebeests, 400,000 gazelles, 200,000 zebra and other animals pass through the Serengeti. It'll be like nothing you'll ever witness someplace else. And if you miss out on that yearly event, then have a guide take you to places to see the Big Five animals: lion, Cape buffalo, rhinoceros, leopard and African elephant.
6. Rome, Italy
Known as the Eternal City, Rome is regarded as the birthplace of Western Civilization having been founded in 753 B.C. With it being one of the oldest occupied cities in Europe, Rome is packed with history. You can either take in the great art collections around the city or visit popular attractions such as the Colosseum or the Sistine Chapel. Either way, it's impossible to be bored and disappointed in this city.
7. Giza, Egypt
You don't have to travel into space to witness something that looks like it's out of this world. Travel to Giza Egypt and get a glimpse of the Giza Pyramids and the Great Sphinx. Considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, The Great Pyramid was built in 2550 B.C. and was the tallest structure on Earth until the Eiffel Tower was built in 1889. It's crazy to believe that a structure such as the pyramid was built thousands of years before modern technology arrived.
8. Jerusalem, Israel
One of the oldest cities in the world, Jerusalem is a hub of religious history. This biblical city is considered holy to Christianity, Judaism and Islam and has numerous relevant sites to visit such as Temple Mount and the Holy Sepulcher. If you don't want to take in the monuments, then get a feel for the city by walking along the cobblestone streets to markets and boutiques.
9. Great Wall of China
Before there was chain fence, there was the great wall. The Great Wall of China is a series of shorter walls that stretches more than 5,500 miles along the southern edge of Mongolia. The wall was built to help keep out invaders and crosses over plains and large hills. The Great Wall is so large, that it can even be viewed from space. If you want to check out this landmark in person, travel to Beijing and go 2.5 hours to the Jinshanling Great Wall, which is known as the best section of the wall for spectators due to its great access to watchtowers.
10. Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Not everything that is beautiful in Australia is on the main land. Take a dip off the coast of Queensland in to the Coral Sea and swim in the largest coral reef system on earth. Stretching over 1,400 miles, the Great Barrier Reef (also known as the Blue Outback) is comprised of 900 islands and 3,000 individual reefs. It's also home to an abundance of sea life. Some of the life that lives below the ocean includes 1,500 species of fish, 400 coral species, 125 species 30 species of dolphins, whales and porpoises just to name a few.