Last Updated on January 7, 2020
Cheap air flight tickets have made the whole world available to us, and even though traveling is such an enriching experience that everyone should go through, human presence in some places has come to destroy the very things that made those places so special, to begin with.
Instagram culture has us chasing the perfect picture of all those beautiful travel destinations – but is it worth it if it ends up promoting mass tourism and destroying those amazing places? Here are 10 places to see before you die (but with your eyes instead of through your camera).
#1 – Big Major Cay Island, Bahamas
The Bahamas is one of those beautiful destinations everyone wants to visit, and the Big Major Cay Island is particularly awesome because it’s the home for the swimming pigs of the Bahamas.
But tourists turned those good-natured animals into touristic attractions, and this became a danger to the pigs – they were being fed by people and ended up ingesting a lot of sand; some of them even died.
And there was an awful effort of trying to monetize from these animals – so if you visit this island, respect the animals that live there and don’t look at them as entertainment.
#2 – Lake Elsinore, California
You can probably get cheap vacation packages to California, and it’s worth the while to visit this sunny part of the USA. But this year, a mountain near this small town in California was hit by a super bloom of wildflowers, and with it, a mass of people came along, with their selfie sticks.
The town was not ready for this many people to show up, and this ended up being a nightmare to the people of Lake Elsinore. Packing tips? Wherever you go, take your common sense with you.
#3 – Maya Bay, Thailand
Thailand is at the top of many peoples’ lists of places to visit before you die, but if people don’t start being mindful when visiting, there is going to be extensive damage to the environment, and heaven on earth as we know it will completely vanish.