3 Fabulous Places to Visit Before They Disappear

Last updated on: May 9, 2020

(Last Updated On: May 9, 2020)

There are some places so special they should be at the top of your trip wish list, not only because of their unique character but because their existence as it currently stands is likely to change drastically in the next few years. So make sure to add these places to visit before they disappear.

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The Dead Sea

How ironic is it that the Dead Sea is on the verge of death itself? Due to diminishing flow of water, water usage, and increased water evaporation, the Sea is drying up and is likely to go extinct within the next century.

When visiting, you must test your floating skills in the world’s deepest hypersaline lake; witness the Qumran—a place that held the oldest bible intact for more than 2,000 years, and do a sunrise hike to the top of the Masada, an isolated rock plateau that is one of the best spots for panoramic views of the Dead Sea and Moab Mountains.

Where to stay

Hotels such as the Kempinski Hotel Ishtar and Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa are in close proximity to the Sea and are reasonably priced at under $200 per night. And there’s so much more to see in this region from Jerusalem to Petra.

Dead Sea - Places to Visit Before They Disappear

Maldives

Easily among the most beautiful archipelagos in the world, the white sand and sapphire beaches of the Maldives offer one of the most breathtaking island experiences. Unfortunately, according to climate scientists, the Maldives is at risk of disappearing due to the rising sea levels, so make sure to visit the Maldives before the country goes under the sea.

There are numerous things to do in the Maldives, and not surprisingly, most involve water. It’s a top spot for diving and great for snorkeling, fishing, and sailing.

Where to stay

There are fabulous private island resorts throughout the Maldives, which cost upwards of $1,000 per night for overwater villas, but it feels like you have paradise all to yourself.

For barefoot luxury at its finest, check out Cocoa Island by COMO; Jumeirah Vittaveli; and the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi. Check out our ultimate beach bucket list for even more ideas.

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Maldives - Places to Visit Before They Disappear

Venice

What’s more thrilling than walking on water? Walking in water might become the norm, as the city is sinking, and one day it may restrict access to visitors. For this reason, Venice is on the top of the list of places to visit before they disappear.

I once visited Venice during one of its record torrential rains and had to scramble to buy knee-high plastic rain boots to step in the foot-deep pools created in the piazzas and walkways. It was quite an unexpected adventure in one of the most iconic cities in the world.

Venice - Places to Visit Before They Disappear

There is quite a lot you can do once you reach this place. You can rent a boat to ride through the Grand Canal or even go to the Campanile—a 99-meter tall iconic building that oversees the city. You can visit several wonderful museums such as the Peggy Guggenheim Collection or buy amazing glassworks from Murano. Visiting the city can be a bit pricey, so expect to pay at least $300+ per night for lodging near the famous Grand Canal.

Where to stay

A few recommend hotels are the Palazzina Grassi for modern, Venetian interiors designed by Philippe Starck, and the Hotel Danieli, which has that old-world Venetian charm in a fantastic location overlooking the Grand Canal and next to St. Mark’s Square.

Have you visited any of these amazing places? Act now before these places disappear.

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3 Fabulous Places to Visit Now Before They Disappear

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Taryn White
With 75+ countries and all 50 U.S. states crossed off her list, Taryn's wanderlust and wanderlist continue to grow! She loves historic places, off-the-beaten paths, and beautiful beaches. Follow her pursuits on Instagram and www.tripwishlist.com.

14 thoughts on “3 Fabulous Places to Visit Before They Disappear”

  1. Oh, that would be so sad not to see these beautiful places! Venice is like a dreamy paradise. In fact, all of them are! Thanks for highlighting these 🙂

  2. It’s devastating to see so many breath-taking places disappear and get destroyed (often due to human carelessness)… It pains one’s heart. I wish we could save these sights for eternity.

  3. I keep visiting italy so Venice yes I have been. Maldives is beautiful i have been there but I was 16 then now I am 25. I guess I gotta visit it again. I have never seen dead sea so I have to visit it.

  4. It will be so sad if these beautiful places disappeared. They all look so picturesque and serene!

  5. I definitely want to visit Venice once and the Dead sea too! It’s such a pitty that these awesome places are at risk of disappearing!

  6. Oh no, I didn’t know that the “Dead Sea” is dying and Maldives is disappearing. Jeez, I hope it won’t cause over-population and worsen the situation now that more people are visiting those places~

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