What Should I do on Earth?

A Travel Guide by Ellie Garwood

Introduction

Welcome to the 3rd planet from the sun, Earth! We're glad to have you! This brochure is to inform you of three amazing places to visit while you are on Earth.
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How Humans Regionalize the Earth

Humans regionalize the Earth by using continents. As you may know, there are 6 main land chunks on Earth. We have 7 continents, the 5 land chunks and 1 land chunk is divided politically by borders.


Another way humans regionalize the Earth is by climate zones. On Earth, we have 4 imaginary lines. They are the Tropic of Cancer, the Tropic of Capricorn, the Arctic Circle, and the Antarctic Circle. In between the 2 Tropics, it is generally warm. Between the Arctic Circle and the Tropic of Cancer is temperate, and between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Antarctic Circle is also temperate. Lastly, the Antarctic and Arctic Circles are very cold.


Lastly, humans regionalize the Earth by hemispheres. Hemispheres are formed by the imaginary lines known as the Equator, the Prime Meridian, and the International Dateline. They separate the Earth into four sections. Above the Equator is the Northern Hemisphere, and below it is the Southern Hemisphere. The Prime Meridian divides the East and West halves of the Earth. The International Dateline is the other half or side of the Prime Meridian, so it measures East and West

1 of 3 Tikehau Atoll

Introduction To The Tikehau Atoll

Located in the Tuamotu Archipelago in French Polynesia, the Tikehau Atoll is a very beautiful physical feature. It has very beautiful secnery, and very unique marine life. Why not take a trip to this wonderful place?

Opportunities and Obstacles of the Tikehau Atoll

Opportunities:

Why would someone settle here?


  • Swimming in the Tikehau Atoll is wonderful because of the nice sandy beaches and very clear water
  • Snorkeling is very unique in this atoll because of the clear water and the coral houses many types of marine life
  • Sightseeing and the ocean view may make people want to settle here
  • The high temperature of the Tikehau Atoll may draw people to settle
  • Fishing is the main food for the people of the Tikehau Atoll and is also a recreation for the people who live there or the people who visit.


Obstacles:

Some struggles of the Tikehau Atoll are because it's...


  • Isolated from the rest of the world
  • Small and doesn't have much land for use by the people who live there.
  • There is not much land, so there isn't any room for farming and livestock. (excluding fish)
  • Prone to tropical storms such as typhoons and hurricanes.

What to Pack for the Tikehau Atoll

  • Swimsuit
  • Goggles
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Snorkel
  • Binoculars
  • Life Jacket
  • Snorkel Mask
  • Fins
  • Underwater Camera
  • Flip Flops/Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
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Travel Tips for Tikehau Atoll

Positive:

  • Get boat access to go to different islets, including Bird Island
  • Go to a local fish park to see how the people who live there catch lagoon fish
  • Eat locally caught fresh fish
  • Go snorkeling with an underwater camera
Cautious:

  • Wear lots of sunscreen to avoid sunburns
  • Wear lots of bug spray as there are large bugs here
  • Be aware of ocean storms and what to do if one occurs

What Else Should I Know About Tikehau Atoll?

How an atoll is formed:

An atoll is a coral formation around a volcanic island. Over time, the volcano sinks and leaves a lagoon in it's place. Now only the coral and the lagoon remain.


Other Information:

General Temperature: 80s

Time Zone: Tahiti Time

Main Village: Tuherahera

Languages: Tahitian, French, French Polynesian

Archipelago: Tuamotu Archipelago

Island Group: French Polynesia

2 of 3 Grand Canyon

Introduction to the Grand Canyon

Everyone should have the experience of visiting the Grand Canyon. The canyon is a wonder in nature as it took 3-6 million years to look like it looks today. You can go hiking the trails, or you can ride a mule to the bottom of the great land form, or both! Make sure to visit the Grand Canyon while you are here on Earth.

Opportunities and Obstacles of the Grand Canyon

Opportunities:

Why would anyone come to the Grand Canyon?

  • If you like to hike, then this is the place for you. Hiking is very popular in this area because of the beautiful scenery and the challenge of this particular hike.
  • Sightseeing and photography are popular in the area because of the canyon's uniqueness
  • The Grand Canyon acts as a natural landmark for people traveling along time ago


Obstacles:

Some struggles of the Grand Canyon are that it's...

  • Dangerous- Dehydration, Canyon Edges, Heat Stroke (rare), Sun Burn
  • Constantly being eroded

What to Pack for the Grand Canyon

  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Water Canteen (full of water)
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • Backpack
  • Camera
  • Coat
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Travel Tips for the Grand Canyon

Positive:

  • Take lots of pictures of your visit to show others who haven't been there
  • Ride a mule to the bottom of the canyon
Cautious:

  • Be safe around the canyon rim
  • Read any signs as they may have important information
  • Drink lots of water to say hydrated

What Else Should I Know About the Grand Canyon?

How it was formed:

The canyon was formed by erosion that took millions of years to take place.


Other Information:

General Temperature: 60s-70s (temperature may vary)

Language: English

Location: Arizona, United States of America (USA)

3 of 3 Angel Falls

Introduction to Angel Falls

If you like beautiful scenery and waterfalls, then this is the place for you! Angel Falls is the largest uninterrupted waterfall in the world. With a 2 drops, with the longest dropping 2.648 feet, you can't miss it. So while you're here on Earth. make sure to visit Angel Falls

Opportunities and Obstacles of Angel Falls

Opportunities:

Why would anyone visit Angel Falls?

  • Sightseeing and photography are popular because of the amazing sight that is Angel Falls.
  • Hiking is very challenging and is very popular among thrill-seekers
And While You're in the Area-
  • Base Jumping in the Guayana Highlands is very popular
  • Swimming is popular in the streams near Angel Falls
  • Kayaking is very rough but very rewarding near Angel Falls
  • Angel Falls is a natural border between Columbia and Venezuela


Obstacles:

Some struggles of Angel Falls are that it's...

  • Dangerous-----as mentioned below
  • Disease-Carrying Bugs
  • Poisonous/Venomous Animals
  • Rough Hiking
  • Rough Kayaking
  • High Crime Rate in Venezuela
  • Tropical Storms or other Weather Events

What to Pack for Angel Falls

  • Hiking Boots
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Flashlight
  • Small Backpack
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray (strong)
  • Rain Poncho
  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Swimsuit
  • Bottled Water
  • Kayak (optional)
  • Base-Jumping Gear (optional)
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Travel Tips for Angel Falls

Positive:


  • Take a dip in nearby streams
  • Go kayaking in a stream (choose a calmer stream, some can be very rough)
Cautious:



  • Bugs in the area can carry disease
  • Poisonous/Venomous Animals are not uncommon
  • Stay hydrated with bottled water (Water in Venezuela has unsafe bacteria, bring your own)

What Else Should I Know About Angel Falls

Location: Guayana Highlands

Language: Spanish

General Temperature: 50s-70s (varies at different altitudes)


When to Visit- One thing you should know first is that there are 2 seasons to visit, dry season and wet season. Dry season lasts from January to May and at this time, the waterfall moves slower due to less rainfall. Wet season lasts from June to November and has high rainfall. If you visit in the wet season, there is the chance that it will be raining and you might not get a good view of the waterfall. However, if you visit in the dry season the waterfall will move slower and with less power. This decision is primarily up to you.

Where Else Should I Go?

I recommend checking out some of these places if possible:

  • Mount Everest
  • Grand Mesa
  • Mauna Kea