I love featuring other travel bloggers; it helps me keep that wanderlust alive in my soul, and it’s so fun to live vicariously through them! Check out my latest featured blogger, Dan from Dan’s Travel Guide! Read more
Hi there! I’m so excited to share the newest addition in my Featured Blogger Series! Please check out Bianca from The Wild Trail!
Hi! I’m Bianca, from Cape Town, South Africa and from a young age, my grandmother filled my head with stories of adventure, and crossing the great oceans in massive ships. I recognized that traveling was not just a dream for me, but my purpose. The obsession in my mind had to become a reality, and from the age of 18, I worked to travel as often as I could. Read more
Hi everyone! Today I’ve got a guest post from Diana Smith, a full time mom of two beautiful girls and a great animal lover. In her free time she enjoys exploring new exciting destinations with here family. Follow her on Twitter at @DianaSmith82!
Wild animals are majestic creatures. Fortunately enough, people have finally started to realize that they are the most majestic when they are where they belong –In the wilderness. The good news is that wilderness is really not a bad place to be on its own merits. Exotic jungles, beautiful African savannas… What’s not to like? So, instead of supporting the animal captivity and paying to see them caged far from their natural habitat, why wouldn’t you book a vacation in some of these exotic locations where you’ll have plenty of opportunity to enjoy the wildlife?
It is very hard to talk about wildlife and not to imagine Galapagos Islands at least once during the conversation. Why? Well, Galapagos Islands are officially one of the most biologically diverse places on the planet. As a matter of fact, Charles Darwin began to form his theory of evolution only after visiting this destination. And truly, being surrounded with such a beautiful nature and rare animals (e.g. Galapagos tortoise) really makes you feel humble and realize you are just a small piece of a much bigger puzzle.
India is a country that is so diverse, so colorful and so vivid that we often forget that it is also a home to a number of stunning animal species. Fortunately, we had this year’s massive box office hit The Jungle Book to remind us that wildlife makes an integral part of this beautiful picture. Antelope, Sambar deer, crocodiles, Langur monkeys and, of course, beautiful Bengal tiger, make India a must-visit place for all the animal lovers out there.
Rwanda and Uganda
One of the things that connects these two countries with often tragic history is one animal species with equality tragic fate. Yes, we are talking about the mountain gorillas. Reduced to a number of no more than 700, all of the remaining mountain gorillas are living in the border area between Congo, Rwanda and Uganda. The sight of these noble animals that are so powerful, and so imposing, and yet so feeble will make one of your most profound life experiences.
Situated between Indian and the Pacific Ocean, Indonesia is a country that embodies these two distinct regions, both culturally, and in regards to its wild life. So, while you are checking the Bali beach, and the great temple of Borobudur, take some time to visit the orangutans of Borneo, the tigers of Sumatra, and the Sacred Monkey Forest. We will give a special mention to Komodo National Park where you can see Komodo dragons in all of their glory.
There can’t be said enough good things about the Africa. Even if there were no animals in the entire continent, you could simply take out your time lapse camera, make a video of the African sunrise, and have a memory worth a lifetime. But there are animals. And non-other than Africa’s big five – Lion, elephant, black rhino, leopard and buffalo. If safari looks too stale for your adventurous spirit, you can always try out cage diving with Great White in Gansbaai. And now, for something completely different…
If you just cannot stand beaches, mosquitos, summer heat and buzz, why wouldn’t you do something completely out of the box and book a trip to Antarctica? Antarctica’s nature may be harsh and unforgiving, but it is equally as impressive and serene. Besides, where else in this planet would you get a chance to observe the march of the penguins, cuddle a seal or get a decent look on a whale, all in one place? Nowhere.
These were some of the tourist destinations that feature a very interesting wildlife. Which one will you chose for this summer’s vacation is only up to you, but, in reality, you can’t go wrong either way. Every opportunity to come in touch with wild animals and reconnect with nature is a good one.
Image from Wikipedia.
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Hi there! My name is Amber Groce and I am a freelance travel and food writer on the side of my full time job. I went to the University of Texas for Journalism with a focus in magazine writing and editing. I’m a born-and-raised Texan, but I enjoy traveling and seeing the city like a local. Feel free to share any secrets about your city with me! 🙂 Read more
This week we’ve got a lovely new blogger, Vivian from Miss Happy Feet!
Hello, I am Vivian Lee. I am born and raised in Malaysia, moved to Russia at 18 (that was 5 years ago) and I have traveled extensively ever since. I document my adventures at http://www.misshappyfeet.
This week we’ve got the lovely Ashlyn on the blog!
Hi! I’m Ashlyn from The Lost Girl’s Guide to Finding the World. I’m an adventure travel blogger from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and have been to more than 40 countries on 6 continents.
I’m an adrenaline junkie addicted to the outdoors and try my best to scuba dive and mountain climb all over the globe. When not wandering the world and blogging about it you can find me back in Canada reading, running and catching up with friends. Read more
This week I’ve got the fabulous Mahika from Wanderlustric on the blog! Please check her out!
My name is Mahika and for a little under a year I have been dedicating hours a week to my ultimate passion, my blog, Wanderlustric. What started of as a hobby has grown into my passion and hopefully my career! Read more
Today I’ve got Carol from Wayfaring Views on the blog! Read on to check her out!
I became an independent traveler at the ripe age of 13 when I left the family summer road trip in the rear view and took a student theater trip to New York City. I was hooked. Over time, I’ve steadily built up a travel portfolio that has included visiting 36 countries and territories, hiking the Camino de Santiago, attending the running of the bulls in Pamplona and hiking the MIlford Track in New Zealand. When I hit 50, I decided to redesign my life to make more room for travel. I have transitioned from what was a typical 9-5 job and am now a travel writer, photographer and philanthropy consultant.
Hey guys! Today I’ve got Kate, a newer blogger from Canada based in Spain. Check her out!
Hi there! My name is Kate. I’m a 30-year-old wanderluster, fashion fiend, list maker extraordinaire, and I’m the voice behind the travel and expat blog Petite Adventures.
Petite Adventures is my little corner of the internet where I share photos, stories (good and bad) about my travels, my adventures, and my ups and downs of navigating life as a non-Spanish speaking Canadian living in Madrid. Read more
Hey everyone, this week I’ve got Lauren on here!
Howdy guys, I am Lauren, also known as LJO, and a co-creator of The Traveller’s Guide By #ljojlo. At this stage my partner, JLO, and I have decided to stay semi mysterious and hence we go by our acronyms LJO & JLO. To remain anonymous we also like to represent ourselves with Lego figurines I created while in Copenhagen, Denmark, the home of Lego. These characters will travel with us and be the faces of our blog as we embark on many adventures over the years of ‘16 and ‘17. Read more