We all dream of that one exotic place we’d like to visit before we kick the bucket. Chances are, however, you keep putting off planning your getaway for the same reasons we all do – too busy and not enough money. But now may be the perfect time to set aside some time and start planning. As Mark Twain once said “twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” So instead of sitting at home dreaming about the places you’d love to visit why not dust off that passport and get going. We have helped start the process by giving you a list of the world’s most beautiful and exciting places that, if aren’t on your bucket list now, should be.

Iceland

If you’re looking for one of the best natural phenomenons of the world look no further than the northern lights in Iceland. The mysterious, multicolored show in which the night sky is lit up with a glow is not only a beautiful experience but a spiritual one as well. Between November and March is the best time to see the lights. You can take an organized tour or you can simply drive or walk to a dark area and stare at the sky. Some recommend staying somewhere that has an outdoor hot tub so you can sit in the warmth and watch the sky light up. iceland

Great Wall of China

This popular tourist attraction is thousands of miles long and passes through 156 counties with 7,062 lookout towers. It is the largest cultural relic humans have ever built. As you climb through the vast countryside, which stretches from Shanhaiguan in the east to Lop Lake in the west, you will be treated to some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. The less costly time to go is in the spring and fall, which is when you will get to see pink cherry blossoms and red leaves. great wall