Despite their natural beauty, many of the world’s most beautiful places are also the world’s most dangerous places. Before embarking to visit the below locations, be sure you’re prepared to face the risks they pose.
The Volcanoes of Hawaii- Known for its exceptional beauty and laid-back people, Hawaii is a great place to take your family on a getaway. Despite this fact, the islands of Hawaii also have some dangerous places that tourists should either avoid or approach with extreme caution. The Kilauea Volcano has been erupting for longer than millennials have been alive, and those who are not careful around this beast have paid the ultimate price. There are several other active volcanoes in Hawaii as well, so be sure to follow the guidance of the authorities when taking in the beauty of these volcanoes.
Devil’s Pool- Known the world over as the planet’s largest waterfall, Victoria Falls in Zambia is truly a sight to behold. It has been constantly photographed and has set the stage for many world events, including the World’s Strongest Man competitions. Devil’s Pool refers to an area right near the edge of the falls where visitors frequently swim, but many do die here when they take unnecessary risks. There are also many dangerous animals in the Zambezi River that lies at the base of the falls, including man-eating crocodiles. Victoria Falls is well worth the visit, but don’t let its natural beauty lull you into complacency.
Half Dome- Located in the world-famous Yosemite National Park in Northern California, Half Dome is a world-famous rock-climbing location. Yosemite has been photographed on a countless number of occasions, and Half Dome is one of the most famous rock faces on the globe. This fame brings many climbers each year who seek to conquer this treacherous beast. Despite many warnings from authorities about its complexity, rescues are constantly needed for those who have attempted to climb Half Dome, but soon find that there’s more than meets the eye on this climb. Before attempting to climb Half Dome, climbers need to ensure that they’re in peak physical condition, and have the requisite experience necessary to tackle such an arduous climb.