Know Before You Go

An alien's guide to planet Earth

You'll Blow Your Top When You See Mt. Saint Helens!

At 46.1912*N and 122.1944*W, Mt. Saint Helens used to be a beautiful mountain that people loved to climb and hike. Then on May 18, 1980, this beautiful mountain unexpectedly blew its top, revealing to Earthlings that it was actually a volcano! Mt. Saint Helens has some unique challenges and opportunities that are worth a look.


Challenges

  • Fire/lava
  • Limits the available land for human use
  • Landslides
  • Ash
  • Still active (it could erupt again!)


Opportunities

  • Tourist site
  • Scientific research


Mt. Saint Helens Packing List

  • Map
  • Hiking shoes (this means for all your feet)
  • Pen/notebook
  • Camera
  • First aid kit
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun screen
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A 4,080 Mile Long Green Paradise Filled With Exotic Wildlife-the Amazing Amazon Rain Forest!

The Amazon rain forest (3.1600*S, 60.0300*W) is a beautiful place with the most awesome wildlife that you just have to see to believe! You'll need to be careful though. Some of the wildlife, like the jaguar, definitely is dangerous so be sure to pack as instructed! Also, be sure to consider the challenges and opportunities you'll meet in the amazing Amazon!


Challenges

  • Dangerous plants and animals
  • Limits available land for human use
  • Rain forest is disappearing due to human interference (e.g., logging)


Opportunities

  • Cool to explore
  • Medical research (lots of medicine is made from plants of the Amazon)
  • Learn a variety of new languages spoken by the natives of various countries


Amazon Rain Forest Packing List

  • Guide
  • Anti-venom kits (snakes, frogs)
  • Machete
  • First aid kit
  • Binoculars
  • Specimen container
  • Translator
  • Bug spray
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About Us - Rainforest Expeditions

Visit the World's Biggest Sandbox Now!

The Sahara Desert (23.0000* N, 13.0000* E) is 3.5 million square miles of sand and barren rocky plateaus. It is famous on Earth as the planet's largest (non-polar) desert as well as for being one of its harshest environments! After catching some sun and checking out the pyramids in Egypt, try your luck in what's called the toughest footrace on Earth, the 220 kilometer Marathon des Sables. Just don't forget to bring some water when you visit!


Challenges

  • Hot during the day
  • Cold at night
  • Not much water or many plants
  • Sand storms
  • Whirlwinds of dust (called dust devils)


Opportunities

  • Pyramids provide valuable historical reference and tourist interest
  • Interesting animals and plants that have adapted to the tough environment (e.g., camels)


Sahara Desert Packing List

  • Protective clothes for cold and warm weather
  • Camera
  • Water
  • Tent
  • Sunscreen
  • Anti-venom kit


Be sure to bring warm clothes in addition to summer clothes because nights in the Sahara get REALLY cold.

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8 Beautiful Islands For A Nice Getaway To Paradise

Hawaii is a prime vacation spot for Earthlings so why not you too? After your exhausting Sahara run, relax for a few days in paradise. Each island has its own unique beauty spots and experiences to offer like waterfalls, coral reefs, snorkeling, fishing, surf boarding, and sunning on beautiful beaches, but make sure you make time to visit the big island of Hawaii. This island is home to eleven of Earth's thirteen climate zones! On just one island, you can see rain forests and even mountains with snow!


Challenges

  • Expensive to visit or live in Hawaii
  • 2,400 miles from the mainland (United States)
  • Mountainous
  • Islands are active volcanoes
  • Islands not connected by roads


Opportunities

  • Renewable energy sources (wind, solar)
  • Rich native culture
  • Great climate
  • Tons of tourist attractions and activities


Hawaiian Islands Packing list

  • Binoculars
  • Swim suit
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun screen
  • Sun hat
  • Pen/notebook
  • Camera
  • Fan
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Other Places To Consider Visiting

Yellowstone National Park (44.6000*N, 110.5000 W)


Grand Canyon (36.1000*N, 112.1000* W)


Space Needle (47.6204* N, 122.3491* W)


New York City (40.7127* N, 74.0059* W)

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The Most Glorified City, New York!!

Wait! Don't Stop Reading Yet!

The Earth can be divided in many different ways so be sure to know before you go! If you forget you might end up somewhere you don't want to be!

Hope You Know Enough About the Earth To Consider Staying Or Visiting Here!!! I'll See You Around!!

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