These hot spots are steeped in history and blessed with natural beauty. But various forces are changing them. See them soon before they’re gone forever.
With U.S. travel and trade restrictions easing, the island nation will soon see an influx of mass-market commercialization. See the pristine beaches before Starbucks moves in.
The canal city has been battling rising water levels since the fifth century. Today, Venice is slipping into the sea at a rate of 2 mm per year. While it may not disappear tomorrow, it’s still well worth a visit now.
The country’s Grand Canal, under construction now, will connect the Atlantic and Pacific—while changing the face of this Central American landscape. Like its Panamanian predecessor, the canal will impact wildlife and rainforests.
Not-so-happy feet: Emperor penguin colonies here are dwindling fast. Climate change is melting the sea ice they depend on for survival. Book a cruise to see them in action.
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK
Climate change is also the culprit affecting this Montana park’s namesake ice. In 1850, there were 150 glaciers—now only 25 remain. Plan a road trip to see the icy giants before they melt.