*I wrote this post 3 years ago when I first started to blog and it’s very relevant for this time of year since it’s vacation time, so I decided to tweak it a bit and repost it. I hope you’ll find it interesting. Enjoy!
It’s vacation time and finding a place to go isn’t always an easy task. You can become overwhelmed by the multitude of destinations offered to you and looking at travel sites can be a real pain. This is enough to discourage the most tenacious of all travelers.
Choosing a different location than usual
For those of you who like to travel and want to choose a different location to go visit, there are destinations that probably aren’t going to be around for a long time. These places are all extremely beautiful and visiting them is a great alternative to the usual destinations.
And since climate changing, air pollution or other factors can be the cause of these disappearances, why not take them into consideration for your next trip.
A few examples…
Take, for example, Venice. Did you know that this romantic city could be sunk in less 70 years? This is true. The frequency of floods each year is so dramatic that it is causing the sea levels to rise to a dramatic point.
Another example is the Taj Mahal. Known as one of the world’s masterpieces, the India’s jewel of Muslim art took 21 years to complete and attracts 3 to 4 million tourists each year. But this majestic 17th-century mausoleum is expected to close in 5 years due to the massive visitors and air pollution that’s eating away its white marble facade.
Another example that really fascinates me is the Glaciers National Park. Only 100 years ago, there were as many as 150 around the world but in 2005, they only counted 27. And by 2030, they predict that they would be completely instinct, if not sooner.
But there’s more!
TripInsurance.com has put together an infographic with 10 places that could vanish in different periods of time and could be good destinations to consider visiting. You can check them out below and discover why they are set to disappear as well as their remaining time before they are gone for good.
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Over to you
Did you think that those places seen in the infographic could ever disappear? Would you consider going to visit one or more of those places one day? Personally, I’d love to visit the Taj Mahal or the Great Barrier Reef. But I’d like to know what you think, so please, feel free to comment below!