It’s a fact of life that’s especially true now: Everything changes. Out of nowhere, an art scene blooms. Or a culinary hero retires. Or the environment—well, you’ve seen the weather lately. As a traveler, you must seize the moment. THESE 13 UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES WON’T WAIT.

(Wrote the section on the Great Barrier Reef Legacy project, published in the July/August 2016 issue of AFAR)