Hurricane Irma has destroyed the world’s favorite airport!
As a travel writer, I have visited every single country on my bucket list. However, there was actually an airport on my list that I’d always been fascinated with and only recently was I finally able to see it in person; the famous beachfront Princess Juliana Airport in St. Martin that is in dire straights because of Hurricane Irma.
The reason so many people around the world flock to this special place is because low-flying planes hit the runway directly on the other side of the beach road that attracts thousands of sun worshippers to the island every day.
I was thrilled to finally be able to take my new Go-Pro camera to Maco Beach and shoot videos and photos of the amazing sight of arrivals bringing tourists and residents to this paradise island. Now, that memory is all I have, because Princess Juliana is all but gone because of Hurricane Irma.
Hurricane Irma was destroyed by a natural disaster that has Florida as its next destination hit list. In spite of the fact that the deadly Hurricane Irma has wreaked havoc across the Caribbean and is barreling towards the mainland now at speeds of over 150 miles an hour, some residents and perhaps a few tourists have refused to obey the mandatory evacuation and find safe shelter.
What really shocks me, though, is how President Trump continues to state that climate change is “fake news”. But as a travel writer, many insist that we should shy away from politics in our writing.
But, why only cover travel when our world is transforming rapidly and so dramatically almost daily?
What do you think? Should we ignore politics? Have you ever been to Princess Juliana Airport? Do you think climate change is real? Let’s start a debate below. Let us know your comments.