21 Gorgeous Natural Wonders Around The World You Should Visit Before It's Too Late

21 Gorgeous Natural Wonders Around The World You Should Visit Before It’s Too Late

It’s November, I live in New York City, and I have yet to pull out my winter coat from my closet. Obviously, I’m not a scientist so I can’t speak with any real authority, but the barely breezy weather in my neck of the woods seems to be speaking volumes about the impact of global warming. Elsewhere around the planet, the situation is becoming more dire as we see our beautiful natural wonders disappearing before our eyes. If any of these are on your bucket list, you might want to book your ticket today. 1. Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve Flickr / National Park Service, Alaska Region The popularity of all-terrain vehicles has damaged several of the park’s trails and streams. You might be getting to the good views faster, but at the cost of the very place you’re admiring. 2. The Everglades Flickr / Texx Smith Urban devolpment […]

When You See The World's Largest Salt Flats, You'll Want To Visit ASAP

When You See The World’s Largest Salt Flats, You’ll Want To Visit ASAP

When you think of salt flats, visions of a boring road trip with your parents might come to mind. But Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flats, located in Bolivia, will definitely change that preconception. Occupying over 4,000 square miles nearly 12,000 feet above sea level in the Andes, the magical destination is anything but boring. While it might seem unlikely, the salt flats were formed tens of thousands of years ago from a number of prehistoric lakes. Flickr / Dimitry B. During the warmer months, the flats dry over and reveal their true, salty nature. Wikimedia Commons Speaking of salt, there’s a lot of it! Somewhere around 11 billion tons, actually. Flick / fabulousfabs About 27,000 tons are mined each year. Come the rainy season, which actually isn’t all that wet — at most, a few inches per month — the flats receive a thin coating of water. […]