• Alaska,  Blog,  Travel,  USA,  Wildlife

    Photo Journey: Alaska Wildlife

    Alaska is one of the most diverse ecosystems on Earth. From glaciers to coastlines, wetlands to plains, the beauty of Alaska is only surpassed by the wildlife that make it their home. Animals that we commonly see in the lower 48 like bald eagles and squirrels are much larger in Alaska, and other animals like moose and seals are almost an everyday occurrence. From the bus trip through Denali National Park to wildlife cruises along the coast, Alaska is one of top wildlife destinations in the world. I might not have seen every type of animal during my summer in Alaska, but my encounters were such a thrill that I…

  • Blog,  Mexico,  Quintana Roo,  Travel,  Wildlife

    Where to Swim With Whale Sharks

    I’m on a boat bobbing up in down in the blue expanse of the Caribbean Sea. A sucking sound off the starboard side, like water draining in a bathtub catches my attention. The speckled blob of a whale shark moves past the boat slowly, mouth open wide. Another one approaches, and I swing my legs over the side and jump in. Moving clumsily through the water, the beast to my right glides smoothly past, ignoring my feeble efforts to keep up. As it moves off into the deep blue, another approaches, and I turn to admire the star-like pattern down the length of its body. Luckily, these creatures have no…

  • Blog,  Lima,  Wildlife

    Swimming with Wild Sea Lions in Lima

      Our trip to Lima was focused on the top Latin America restaurants. Every lunch and dinner time slot was reserved during our 10-day trip to Lima which didn’t leave us much time to explore. Before we left, I scheduled one day to do what I wanted; swim with wild sea lions. I honestly didn’t think this wildlife encounter was going to happen. Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. Lima was foggy and gray the entire time we were there. When we walked down to the…

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