10 Alternatives to Bucket List Destinations
Once-in-a-lifetime trips are called that for a reason. For the years when time, money and/or logistics aren't in your favor, consider these 10 worthwhile alternatives.
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Quebec City Instead of Paris
The Northern Lights in Reykjavik, Iceland Instead of Scandinavia
The Biltmore Estate Instead of a European Castle
The Egyptian Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Instead of the Egyptian Pyramids
But the main event is the Temple of Dendur, housed in a soaring, partially glass-enclosed wing. Roman emperor Caesar Augustus constructed the Temple around 15 B.C for the goddess Isis, a major deity in ancient Egypt. Part of a UNESCO campaign in the ‘60s to save it from floodwaters, the Egyptian government dismantled and shipped the Temple to the U.S. for preservation. President Lyndon B. Johnson later gifted it to the museum. Besides admiring the carved reliefs, keep an eye out for 19th-century graffiti that’s been left intact.