Father Time is a cruel, menacing old man who likes nothing more than to take away our favorite things. For the most part, our deepest displeasure with the passing of time comes when our youthful good looks are stolen seemingly overnight and replaced with forehead creases and earlobe hair. But what we should really be angry about is how time destroys the world around us while simultaneously restricting our ability to see it all before it, and we, are gone forever.

I feel an existential crisis coming on, so before I break down into a “WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?!” spiral I should probably just direct your attention to this video of the top ten places to visit before they disappear.

The natural wonders that appear on the list aren’t surprising (we’ve been mourning the Amazon Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef for as long as I can remember), but did you know that man-made attractions like the Taj Mahal and the structures at Olympia are vanishing before our very eyes? If anything, this video just puts the impermanence of our time on Earth into perspective and… oh god, here comes the complete mental breakdown.

WATCH BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!

10 Places To Visit Before They Disappear

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Steven tried out for The Amazing Race one time and was denied. We're not saying this is why he started this site, but it may have been a contributing factor in his decision to explore the world online and share his travel inspiration with others.

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  1. […] 10 Places to Visit Before They Disappear (via Travel Freak) Question: “Why is the Taj Mahal going to disappear?” Answer: “Oh, it’s like, sinking or something.” A fantastic delivery, as always, Steven. But seriously. Go see these places before it’s too late. […]

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