10 Amazing Places To Visit Before They Change Forever

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Amazing Places To Visit Before They Change Forever

Are you bored with your usual vacation destinations? Have you ever asked yourself if there’s a place where you will be the first, or at least one of the few firsts to discover it? Well, here is a nice list for you because you are not alone in your dream to discover amazing places before they change forever.

Antarctica

In 2016, Antarctica marks its commercial tourism’s 50th anniversary. Undeniably, tourists want to visit this place before it changes forever. According to experts, Antarctic has been suffering from air temperature changes, which is definitely destructible.

Adelie penguins in Antarctica
Adelie penguins in Antarctica By Jason Auch – originally posted to Flickr as IMG_0760, CC BY 2.0

Due to this increase in air temperature, many penguin species have been declining, and a major decrease in Antarctic krill has also been recorded.

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Venice

There’s no denying that Venice is one of the most loved island paradises in the world—yet it is also known that the city is already on the verge of sinking.

Venice Italy
Venice Italy

Climate change is among the reasons why buildings are eroding and why floods have been occurring more frequently in the recent years. So if you want to see Venice, do it now before it is too late.

Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Great Barrier Reef
Great Barrier Reef

You should visit the Great Barrier Reef now before it’s late. The biggest coral reef around the world is endangered because of environment-related problems that have been consistently destroying the structure in the past decades. There are predictions that this natural wonder can be ruined due to so much pollution and increasing ocean temperatures within the next decades.

Cuba

Although unreachable by cruise ships, Cuba’s tourist arrivals have increased, mainly due to the decreasing travel limitations in the U.S. According to travel operators, hotels in the island are always fully booked since the first quarter of 2015.

Varadero beach
Varadero beach By Emmanuel Huybrechts from Laval, Canada – Varadero’s beach, CC BY 2.0

After soaking up in the beach, you can also go to Havana so you can see vintage cars, lovely wall murals and colonial places.

St. Helena

If you love bird watching and rediscovering history, St. Helena must be on your bucket list. Although deemed as the world’s most inaccessible inhabited island, this destination continues to be a dream destination of many tourists.

Walker stopping to admire the view from a trail on the hillside above Jamestown the capital of the Island of St Helena
Walker stopping to admire the view from a trail on the hillside above Jamestown the capital of the Island of St Helena

The launching of St. Helena’s first airport in February 2016 will allow many tourists to visit the island.

Dolpo, Nepal

Saldang village in Dolpo Nepal
Saldang village in Dolpo Nepal

The isolated region of Nepal is rich with deep canyons and steep mountains. Trekking to this region takes five weeks, so not all tourists would be able to reach this place. So if you want to be the few ones who can travel to this place, do it now.

Nicaragua

If you want to see Nicaragua, do it now before it changes forever. The government has already agreed to excavate around the Nicaragua Canal—a project that can significantly changed the nation.

The Solentiname Islands are tropical islands located in Lake Nicaragua
The Solentiname Islands are tropical islands located in Lake Nicaragua By Stoschmidt – Own work, CC BY 3.0

As soon as it’s completed, it will link the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and will extend through the Panama Canal.

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Another place that you would want to visit is the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, which is double the height of Niagara Falls.

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe By Ralf Junghanns – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

The newly opened Victoria Falls International Airport will make the waterfalls easier to reach. Victoria Falls Airport is located 18 km south of the town and has international services to Johannesburg and Namibia.

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