Every individual tends to fall into some sort of routine, and sometimes that routine completely eliminates the prospect of travelling the world. When you get into normal working habits and only receive two weeks of vacation per year, you aren’t very likely to jet off to the other side of the globe (even if that destination has been on your travel bucket list for years).
Believe it or not, now is the time to do it. So many of Earth’s natural wonders are disappearing before our eyes and might soon vanish for good. This means you have to stop putting of your travel hopes with the excuse of “it will still be there in 10 years.” So book a flight, pack your bags and head to one of these 4 natural wonders that won’t be here forever.
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef
If you answer with “salt water, fresh air, and sunshine” when describing what motivates you to travel, Australia is the place for you. There are plenty of beautiful beaches around the world to enjoy, but if you truly want to immerse yourself in the wonders of the ocean you need to see Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
Now is especially the time to do it because the Great Barrier has seen a huge decline over the past few decades. Due to rising climate temperatures, irresponsible tourism, and unsustainable fishing techniques the Great Barrier could disappear entirely within the next 100 years.
The Glaciers of Antarctica
Maybe it seems like old news to you to hear about the melting glaciers around the world, but you shouldn’t stop caring. The rising temperatures across the world aren’t just affecting the reefs of the ocean; they are also causing glaciers to melt and sea levels to rise.
The entire continent of Antarctic is thawing at an alarming rate. This means that the glacial formations are shrinking and disappearing altogether. Book a trip to Antarctica soon rather than later if seeing the stunning glaciers is on your to-do list.
The Amazon Rainforest
The Amazon Rainforest is quite literally disappearing before our very eyes. Deforestation is becoming a huge problem everywhere in the world, but especially within the Amazon. This is a major problem; the rainforest is home to almost 33% of the world’s flora and fauna.
This natural wonder is referred to as “Earth’s Lungs” since it is one of the largest sources of oxygen for humans to breathe. So obviously you can see the problem of it disappearing. Maybe you have no interest in actually seeing the Amazon, but you should still try to develop sustainable practices in your everyday life to save Earth’s Lungs from vanishing forever.
Israel’s Dead Sea
The ancient Dead Sea in Israel is known for its astounding salt content; so astounding in fact that nothing can actually survive within its waters. The healing minerals found within the salt in the Dead Sea are great for skin, hair, and overall health. You’ve probably seen as Dead Sea Face Scrub or two in your local pharmacy.
Unfortunately companies have been taking so much from the sea that it is disappearing before our eyes. It is estimated business be completely gone within 50 years, so check the strikingly blue Dead Sea while you can.