As the saying goes, life is short and the world is wide. So wide, in fact, it's practically mission impossible to decide which travel destinations should be at the top of your list. And yet, there are certain places on this great, big planet so spectacular and so moving that you simply can't risk missing out.
Granted, there are more than the 11 we've included here. However, everyone has to start somewhere, and it is overwhelming to try to consider all the seemingly endless options out there.
We whittled down the list to 11 places that anyone would be remiss not to visit at some point in their life. They are places of great historical importance, architectural importance, spiritual importance and ecological importance. In other words, they’re kind of a big deal.
So whether you’re still daydreaming about your dream vacation or you’ve already starting planning your next grand adventure, go ahead and add these locales to your bucket list.