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Top 10 Must-See Travel Destinations

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The amphitheater at the ancient metropolis of Petra in Jordan


"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do,” once mused Mark Twain. “So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. There’s an entire awe-inspiring world out there to see and experience. Rather than stay home and dream of what might have been, unearth that passport and get going. To get you started in the right direction, we’ve whittled down a “bucket list” of ten of the world’s most magnificent wonders.

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Antarctica, one of GAYOT's Top Must-See Travel Destinations
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Antarctica

The Earth's southernmost point, Antarctica is the driest and coldest of the seven continents. Its stark beauty is incomparable to anywhere else on the planet.

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Lascaux

France's Lascaux is the site of cave paintings dating back 17,000 years. Discovered in 1940, these paintings are a prehistoric marvel, and are included on GAYOT's bucket list.
Lascaux, one of GAYOT's Top Must-See Travel Destinations


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Located in world-renowned wine regions from Napa to Bordeaux to South Africa, these historic roads offer both great wine and beautiful scenery.
Beyond the crowds on the Adriatic Sea, the clamor of Rome and the charmed Toscana lies an Italy yet undiscovered by many American travelers.