History Isn't Promised Around the World
In today's fast-paced world, we often forget to appreciate the beauty of history. We assume that famous places and stunning landscapes will always be there for us to enjoy. But recent events have shown us that history isn't promised.
In the last ten years, we've seen many heartbreaking losses around the world. While we can rebuild, the places we love are never quite the same. For those of us who love history, it's hard not to think about how things used to be in our favorite spots.
History Isn't Promised...
We usually like to focus on the good things, and there are still many amazing places in the world. But today, let's take a moment to remember the tough times that destinations around the world have faced.
A Fiery Wake-up Call in Hawaii
Hawaii, a paradise of natural wonders, experienced a series of devastating fires that ravaged its iconic landscapes, leaving behind scars that may take generations to heal. The lush greenery, the crystal-clear waters, and the vibrant marine life were all reminders of the fragile balance between humanity and nature. These fires, fueled by climate change and human negligence, serve as a stark reminder that the world we love is changing before our eyes. The message is clear: the beauty of Hawaii, like all of history, is a treasure to be cherished in the present.
The Notre Dame Fire
When thinking about the fire in Maui, we can't help but to recall the flames that consumed Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. he fire brought the world to a standstill as we watched centuries of craftsmanship and artistry go up in smoke. The cathedral's intricate architecture, stunning stained glass windows, and rich history were a testament to the creative spirit of generations past. This tragic event underscores the fragility of even the most enduring landmarks and emphasizes the need to experience these marvels in person, while we still can.
Lessons from COVID-19
If there's one lesson the world learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, it's the transient nature of our freedoms and opportunities. Travel, which was once taken for granted, suddenly became a luxury many could no longer afford. Borders closed, flights were grounded, and iconic destinations were eerily silent. The pandemic showed us that the things we assume will always be available to us can vanish in the blink of an eye. It reinforced the importance of seizing the moment, exploring the world, and making memories that will last a lifetime.
Hurricanes & Typhoons
The hurricane season began in August and will extend until early October. We're hopeful for a calm season, yet we can't help but recall the impact of past hurricanes, such as Hurricane Maria (2017) that devastated Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands, Typhoon Haiyan (2013) which wreaked havoc in the Philippines, and the powerful Category 4 Hurricane Harvey (2017) that submerged Texas in flooding. While numerous other substantial rainfall events have occurred, each tragic incident results in resort closures and reconstructions. Moreover, it significantly affects the local population, their livelihoods, work opportunities, and mobility.
We must travel now to witness history before its gone...
We can't keep reminiscing on these sad times, because it is breaking our hearts. But the point still remains true -- History is not a guarantee. Let us be reminded that history is not a stagnant relic but a living, breathing tapestry that we can touch, experience, and be a part of.
So, pack your bags, embrace the unknown, and make every moment count – for history is waiting to be written, one traveler at a time.
Until next time Star Travelers....
- S2T Team
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