This is the year to start crossing more destinations off your bucket list. Now more than ever, it's easier to find great deals on cheap tickets to exotic locations. So no more excuses - you should sit down and make a list of all the beautiful places you want to visit and then go for it! You only live once, so your goal should be see as much of this planet as you can. The only question that remains is: Where will you begin?
1. The Pyramids
The Great Pyramids of Giza are over 4,500 years old. They stand in the desert as monuments to a great civilization that came before almost all others. They are so old that it is hard to put their age in perspective. For instance, when Cleopatra became queen of the Nile, the pyramids were already ancient. That's right - according to NASA, Cleopatra lived closer to the Moon landing than she did to the building of the pyramids! And now, with a pair of cheap tickets, you too can travel to Cairo and see the breathtaking monuments for yourself.
2. The Great Wall
According to Time Magazine, the Great Wall of China stretches over 5,500 miles. It was constructed during various dynasties and many parts of it have fallen into ruin. Other parts, however are maintained by the government and made safe for traversal. You can grab some cheap tickets to Beijing and be on your way to the Badaling section of the wall just a few hours after landing. You can hike along the ancient structure or sit and enjoy the view of the rolling mountains.
Not much is known about the people who constructed Stonehenge nor about the specific reasons behind the monument. Throughout history, Stonehenge has been attributed to pagan worship, witchcraft, the wizard Merlin and meteorology. Whatever the reasons ancient people had for building it, the monument is a truly awe-inspiring artifact of the ancient world. To see it, you only need to catch a cheap flight to London and rent a car for the scenic drive down to Wiltshire.