The World's Best Bucket-List Vacation Destinations

If you could plan a trip to anywhere in the world, where would you go? Peruse 50 life-changing vacation destinations.
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With so many amazing natural landscapes and man-made wonders to see, choosing a vacation destination can be daunting.

FlightNetwork, a Canadian travel agency, consulted hundreds of travel experts, journalists and agencies to produce a list of the world's best once-in-a-lifetime trips, places that showcase "the most stunning, mystical, and culturally-rich lands on the planet."

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These bucket-list recommendations run the gamut from trekking across the Sahara on camel to hiking to Mount Everest Base Camp, tracking gorilla families in Uganda to driving California's legendary Route 66.

Below, check ou the list of the greatest vacation spots in the world. How many have you been to—and which will you hit next?

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1. Expedition To Antarctica. A frosty otherworld of twinkling glaciers and frozen plains, Antarctica is a magnet for the most intrepid travelers. Because this continent can only be explored from November to March, and requires expert guidance, a specialist expedition ship is one of the best ways to experience it. Getty Images