Tag Archives: Animals

Southwest Airlines Flew Cabin Full of Shelter Animals From Houston

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Hurricane Harvey created a big need for shelter space for animals in the Houston area.

The Huffington Post reported that space was “needed for pets whose owners have been displaced by Hurricane Harvey“.

To create space in the shelters, a little help was provided by Southwest Airlines in partnership with the Helen Woodward Center. You’re probably wondering how an airline could help? Continue reading Southwest Airlines Flew Cabin Full of Shelter Animals From Houston

The Animals of Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica

During our visit to Costa Rica, Kim and I had a huge decision to make.

Since we had a limited amount of time in the country, we agreed it would be best to base ourselves in one area during our visit. We’d also spend a day seeing the capital, San Jose.

We narrowed our choices down to two options- Manuel Antonio National Park or Arenal Volcano. Both areas had their benefits but in the end we made a great decision. Continue reading The Animals of Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica

Jon Stewart’s Farm, A New Tourist Attraction?

Jon Stewart
imageDavid Shankbone- Wikimedia Commons

Former Daily Show host & comedian Jon Stewart along with his wife Tracey will be doing some good with their farm in New Jersey.

According to Buzzfeed News, the Stewarts will “start a sanctuary for abused farm animals“.

Jon Stewart and family were honored at an event “hosted by Farm Sanctuary, a non-profit that helps rescue animals from factory farms“, according to Buzzfeed. Continue reading Jon Stewart’s Farm, A New Tourist Attraction?

Which Airline Had Most Animal Deaths in 2014?

flying with pets
image: twitter

I came across an interesting tweet from BBC Travel about an article from Bloomberg.com.

Ever wonder how many animals die on airlines each year? I can’t say that it’s something that has ever crossed my mind before… However, the Department of Transportation keeps track/ records of these occurrences and shared their findings in its February Consumer Air Travel Report. Continue reading Which Airline Had Most Animal Deaths in 2014?

Places That Want You To Kill Exotic Animals

A couple of weeks back I heard about the poaching of the  world’s largest elephant in Kenya and it angered me so much.

Now I don’t consider myself one of those activists like in Greenpeace or Sea Shepherd, but I do believe (to some degree) in their causes.

Some of you may know that my family and I are animal lovers and over the years Kim and I have had many amazing animal experiences, mostly during our travels. I’m not going to mention them again but you can find out my top 5 experiences here. Continue reading Places That Want You To Kill Exotic Animals

This Angers Me So Much

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Even though Kim & I don’t  have any pets, we still love animals. Growing up, my family had a dog until I was around 7 or 8 years old. I know that pets can be a lot of work and I can’t say that I’d really want to have that kind of responsibility now.

However, over the years we’ve had many unforgettable animal experiences while traveling around the US and the world.

Continue reading This Angers Me So Much

10 Places You Can Come Face To Face With Animals

Over the years Kim and I have had many amazing and memorable animal-related experiences while traveling. A couple of years back I wrote a post about My Top 5 Animal Encounters. We also had a great time during Our First American Safari in Custer State Park in South Dakota. During our time in Custer, we had an interesting time Hanging With the Burros

Besides the experiences mentioned above, we’ve also been on safaris in Namibia, Kenya & Uganda and also had some other great experiences in South Africa.

Continue reading 10 Places You Can Come Face To Face With Animals

20 Free Animal Viewing Spots in the U.S.

Georgia Aquarium
image from NatGeo article

In the past I’ve written about some amazing animal experiences that we’ve had over the years.

Kim and I have been on a bunch of African safaris in countries like Kenya, Uganda, Namibia and South Africa but also got to take Our First American Safari a couple of years back. During that same trip to South Dakota we also had a great laugh while Hanging With the Burros (similar to a donkey).

You can also check out a post about My Top 5 Animal Encounters which includes some experiences from around the world.

National Geographic came up with an interesting article related to free animal viewing.

Continue reading 20 Free Animal Viewing Spots in the U.S.

T+L: Coolest Close-Up Animal Encounters

Screen Shot 2013-12-29 at 12.12.11 AMBack in April I posted about My Top 5 Animal Encounters. We’ve also had many other awesome animal experiences over the years, these were just our top 5. If you’ve read the post then you’ve probably come to the conclusion that we love animals/ animal encounters. These kind of experiences can end up being the highlight of a trip!

When I came across the article Coolest Up-Close Animal Encounters on Travel + Leisure, I was looking forward to seeing what encounters and experiences they came up with.

Continue reading T+L: Coolest Close-Up Animal Encounters