Whether you call it a bucket list, a life list or a wish list, most travelers have a few destinations they absolutely must visit in their lifetime. Whatever your dream trip is, we want to help you make it happen! On this page, we offer expert tips as well as plenty of inspiration and ideas (because your bucket list can never be too long).
Q&A with the Author of "1,000 Places to See Before You Die"
Doing a Dream Trip the "Right" Way
How to Make Your Dream Trip a Reality
It's all too easy to put off taking that trip you've been dreaming of because you don't have the money or it's not the right time. Stop making excuses! See our tips for making your dream trip a reality.
Reader Picks: What's on Your Bucket List?
We asked our well-traveled readers on Facebook and Twitter which destinations top their must-visit lists. Check out their picks and get inspired for your own travels.
Staff Picks: What's on Your Bucket List?
The staff of IndependentTraveler.com reveals their dream destinations, from remote Antarctica to charming Croatia. See the gallery and add a few spots to your own must-visit list.
Nine Creative Ways to Save for a Vacation
One of the toughest things about making a bucket list trip happen is saving enough money to pay for it. We've got nine clever ideas to help you pay for your vacation.
Around-the-World Tickets and Fares
An around-the-world trip is the ultimate bucket list item for many travelers. See how around-the-world tickets from airline alliances and specialist agencies can help you make the dream a reality.
If your dream is to explore a certain region or continent in depth, an air pass from one of the major airlines or alliances could help you do it more affordably.