There is no denying that the world around us is changing. Climate change is having a bigger impact on the world than we ever could have imagined. Some knew it was coming, but fewer knew when.
Today, some of the world’s most magnificent places are in jeopardy. From melting ice and fires to mining and illegal practices, we are going to lose them and all they have to offer.
While these destinations may one day transform into something entirely different, they are still right where they are… for now. So, book your trip to see them before it is too late. It may just be your last chance.
The Arctic and Antarctica
Global warming is causing glaciers to melt and ice to break off into the ocean. There is a threat to polar bears, penguins, seals, and whales that call these cold waters home, as well as a threat being caused by the rising waters due to the melting ice.
Trips to see the sights here are giving tourists lasting memories, but sadly, scientists and researchers say that things seem to be heating up here at a faster rate than in other areas of the world. Don’t put this visit off.
Are you up for an adventure? Mount Kilimanjaro is where you will find majestic tropical glaciers. However, those researchers who have been monitoring them say they are not going to be around much longer at all. In fact, some say no more than 15 years.
You can make your way to the top or you can enjoy the breathtaking views – the choice is yours. Just be sure to take pictures as this landscape is likely to be drastically changed within your lifetime.
The Amazon Rainforest
We have been hearing about the struggles in the rainforest for many years. And it seems like every year gets worse and worse for the forests. This is all thanks to fires, illegal logging, mining practices, and more that take place on this land.
Thousands of square miles of rainforest have been destroyed.
Action has been taken at a local level and environmental groups worldwide have stepped up to try to slow down or halt the damage entirely. Although some progress is being made, it has been slow. It is important to remember that you cannot always get back what has been lost.
If you have always been fascinated with the incredible air and the wildlife you will find here, visit the Amazon rainforest.
Interested in going on an African safari? This is often one of those things that travelers would love to do if they just knew how to do it. Now is the time to figure it out. The entire African continent is taking a beating from climate change. And with the sharp increase in populations, the environmental impact is going to take a toll on the wildlife.
There are many protected areas, but it is becoming more difficult to keep them from succumbing to the dangers around them.
You may not want to wait too long on this one.
The Galapagos Islands
Located off the coast of Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands have long been on many bucket lists. For those who have not checked it off yet, what are you waiting for? The time to visit is now.
A visit to the area and you will see that the beautiful wildlife, including tortoises, are still living life here in the water and on the shore. A closer, deeper look offers a more grim picture.
Hundreds of thousands of visitors have wreaked havoc on the small islands — and have been detrimental to its environment. The precious ecosystem throughout the islands is also in jeopardy due to the damage caused by illegal fishing that is plaguing the area.
The good news is that it is still here for you to enjoy right now. So pack your bag.
Every year the wildfires get closer thanks to the harsh, dry heat of the summers. In school, we are taught about Olympia, its history, and the ruins. How amazing to see them in person. Not to mention that this is the birthplace of the Olympic games. There are so many sites to see here – and one day it may only be found in the history books.
Be a Responsible Tourist
As you visit these endangered destinations, be a responsible tourist. Learn about the destination before you go and discover ways you can reduce your impact from visiting, as well as ways you can help make a positive difference while you are there.
Consider this with responsible tourism:
- Go local. Eat and shop locally. This puts money back into the local economy as they struggle to fight the changes they are facing.
- Be smart. Depending on where you go, avoid things that may be dangerous to the environment such as plastic bottles, sunscreen that isn’t reef-friendly, and so forth. Again, it is always a good idea to do your research before you go.
- Don’t litter. Clean up after yourself – and do not litter. Do your part in not causing further harm to the area.
Ideally, you want to leave the destination better than it was before you arrived. Although not always possible, you can do your part to not cause further damage. Once we lose the destination that is on this last chance travel visit, they won’t likely ever be back. So take it in and enjoy it responsibly.
Last Chance Travel Via a Private Jet Charter
Choosing to reach your destination via a private jet charter is a grand idea for many different reasons.
- Get closer to your destination
- Have a smaller environmental impact on the air and land
- Make the most of your visit with the flexibility to schedule your travel times
The decision to visit these last-chance destinations or one of the many others can be a life-changing experience — one that you will remember for years to come. Give yourself the gift of traveling to and from your destination with the luxury and comfort of a private jet.
Book your private jet charter today with The Early Air Way, based in Van Nuys, so that you may reach these endangered destinations now.