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Amazing animals around the world, from all kinds of zoos to wildlife safaris. Visit the gorillas in Uganda, volunteer in an African safari camp or go on a tiger safari in India. These are only some of the animal encounters. Read our stories and get inspired to travel!

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Falling in Love With Bats At Tolga Bat Hospital

As a child, I totally loved horror movies, even though they scared me no end. After many a sleepless night, I still couldn’t get enough of anything to do with Dracula, vampires or Transylvania. But...
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Wildlife in Canada – 10 Canadian wilderness adventures

Deep in the heart of the Canadian wilderness is a treasure trove of secrets that can only be discovered while you are there. Those secrets lie tucked away off Canada’s beaten path, where grizzly bears,...
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Pacific Whale Foundation Whale Watch in Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay, the whale watching capital of the world, is on the Humpback Highway. Platypus Bay is popular with humpback whales due to its unique sheltered and shallow waters that are perfect for the...
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Paddle Out for Whales | Hervey Bay Ocean Festival

The Hervey Bay Ocean Festival runs for 10 days in August every year. It offers a jam-packed program celebrating the whale watching season in Hervey Bay, the whale-watching capital of the world. There are a...
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Freedom III Whale Watching in Platypus Bay

From June through to the end of October or early November, humpback whales frequent the eastern Australian waters. Platypus Bay in Hervey Bay is one the favourite stops for the humpback whales during their 5000km...
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Polar Bear Town – Adventure in Churchill Canada

If you happen to know someone who has seen polar bears in the wild, chances are they’re most likely to have seen them in Churchill. The Canadian polar bear town in Manitoba calls itself...
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Dog sledding stars of the Yukon Quest

The day before the Yukon Quest, I'm dog sledding through jaw-dropping scenery in the Yukon wilderness. The milk-white frozen lake and snow-laden trees form an enchanting white winter scene straight out of Narnia. I...
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Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park – South Africa

Our Zulu guide's long greying Poirot-style moustache extends way beyond his jowls, a large rifle hangs loosely at his side. A portly gut hangs over his safari shorts. "Poirot" runs through the law of...
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Florida attractions – Swimming with manatees

The prospect of sliding quietly into Kings Bay’s spring-fed waters is a daunting one this mid-December morning. The outside air temperature is 4C – definitely not inspiring. And although I know the water temp...
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4 Stunning Places In Canada That Couples Will Love

Canada was the first country I ever travelled to. Many years ago, I spent a couple of summers living on Quadra Island, where I worked as a sea kayak guide. So, I was most...

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Farm to table in BC’s Okanagan Valley

Barrels of freshly picked apples, baskets piled to the brim with sweet cherries, juicy peaches, plums and vegetables. A picturesque region of vineyards, orchards,...

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