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17 Places You Have To See Before You Die

Many of us have that one place, that one magical destination we've dreamed of visiting all our lives. Perhaps it's a sandy beach, an exotic country or even just a meaningful locale you've always wanted to make a pilgrimage to. We were curious to know what our readers feel is the ultimate trip on their travel bucket lists. Here are their answers and some pictures to go with them. Don't blame us if you want to pack your bags and hop on a plane pronto.

  • Ireland
    "My Grandparents were both born there and I've dreamed about going since I was a kid," said reader Dana Beckman.
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    "My Grandparents were both born there and I've dreamed about going since I was a kid," said reader Dana Beckman.
  • Chicago
    Wrigley Field is a must-see, according to reader Linda Stark.
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    Wrigley Field is a must-see, according to reader Linda Stark.
  • Bora Bora
    Reader Mona G. Low would love to stay in "one of those thatched huts over the turquoise ocean."
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    Reader Mona G. Low would love to stay in "one of those thatched huts over the turquoise ocean."
  • Scotland
    Several readers said they would love to visit this northern gem because of their ancestry.
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    Several readers said they would love to visit this northern gem because of their ancestry.
  • Paris
    The Louvre Museum would be reader Susan Ayers--Taylor's first stop in the city of lights. "I have wanted to go there since I
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    The Louvre Museum would be reader Susan Ayers--Taylor's first stop in the city of lights. "I have wanted to go there since I was 12, which was 44 years ago!"
  • Russia
    Reader Kimberly Minton-Freeman would love to visit Russia because it's her daughter's birthplace.
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    Reader Kimberly Minton-Freeman would love to visit Russia because it's her daughter's birthplace.
  • Hawaii
    Several of our readers have been to the 50th state and dream of going back again to take in the natural beauty.
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    Several of our readers have been to the 50th state and dream of going back again to take in the natural beauty.
  • Moab, Utah
    The Arches National Park is a must-see according to several readers.
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    The Arches National Park is a must-see according to several readers.
  • Syria
    Reader Syeda Jafri would love to visit Syria and see its many sacred sites.
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    Reader Syeda Jafri would love to visit Syria and see its many sacred sites.
  • Switzerland
    "I would love to go to Switzerland so I can finish my family tree on my father's side. I found my ancestors on my mom's side
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    "I would love to go to Switzerland so I can finish my family tree on my father's side. I found my ancestors on my mom's side were royalty in Ireland and lived in Cudzow Castle, but I haven't been able to find anything on dad's side before my great grandfather came through Ellis Island from Switzerland," said reader Linda Wepf Johnstone.
  • Turkey
    The country that's known as the bridge between the east and west is on Syeda Jafri's bucket list because of its beauty.
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    The country that's known as the bridge between the east and west is on Syeda Jafri's bucket list because of its beauty.
  • England
    "The fact I fell in love with the Beatles when I was eight" makes England a top choice for reader Audra Dee.
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    "The fact I fell in love with the Beatles when I was eight" makes England a top choice for reader Audra Dee.
  • Las Vegas
    Reader Tammy Lumsden wants to go back to Sin City because there's always something new to see and never enough time to see it
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    Reader Tammy Lumsden wants to go back to Sin City because there's always something new to see and never enough time to see it all.
  • Egypt
    Egypt's rich history and breathtaking monuments make it a top spot on any bucket list.
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    Egypt's rich history and breathtaking monuments make it a top spot on any bucket list.
  • Alaska
    A few readers mentioned wanting to go to the northernmost state because it was the only one they haven't yet visited.
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    A few readers mentioned wanting to go to the northernmost state because it was the only one they haven't yet visited.
  • The Sahara Desert
    Reader Brenda English would love to take a photography safari in the beautiful desert.
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    Reader Brenda English would love to take a photography safari in the beautiful desert.
  • Costa Rica
    Reader Franci Zalon wants to visit this Central American country known for its rich wildlife.
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    Reader Franci Zalon wants to visit this Central American country known for its rich wildlife.

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