The world’s most dramatic sights are all about timing.
“You should have been here last week!”
They’re the words you never want to hear when you’ve traveled halfway around the world on a once-in-a-lifetime trip, and it probably explains why you got such a good deal on the hotel.
From wildlife migrations and seasonal freezes to pin-point sunsets and two-minute solar eclipses, many of the world’s most entrancing sights are transient moments of wonder where timing is everything. Sometimes it’s just pure luck, but other sights require careful planning months or even years in advance.
However, there’s only one sure-fire way of missing these exotic sights, and that’s to visit at completely the wrong time.
Here’s the where, when and how to help you maximize your chances of seeing some of nature’s most magical moments.