The travel industry is seeing record-breaking numbers this year as more people travel now than in the year before the pandemic. After a few years of keeping it local, many of us are ready to become world tourists again.
If you’re thinking about your next big vacation, why not make it a wild one? Planning your trip around a new wildlife experience is a great way to guarantee lifelong memories.
The question is, what kinds of outdoor adventures can be found nowadays? What wild animals await your arrival?
Read on for our quick guide to vacation inspiration for nature lovers.
Scuba Diving in Fiji
What if you could experience Shark Week in real life? By getting scuba diving certification and booking a trip to Fiji, you can. The Shark Reef Marine Reserve offers travelers the opportunity to swim with gorgeous tropical fish and wild bull sharks.
Primate Trekking in Uganda
Have you dreamed of the animals you could see on oasis safaris? If so, it’s time to book your primate trek in Uganda. Choose from ethical safari options to see gorillas, chimpanzees, and more.
Penguin Peeping in Antarctica
Have you ever wondered what life without humans is like? By heading to Antarctica for a week, you can find out. Take a cruise and see firsthand how penguins, seals, and other critters survive on the world’s largest ice caps.
Bear Spotting in Alaska
You don’t have to travel over the border for opportunities to glimpse wild animals, but you may have to leave the continental US. Alaska has a unique and varied terrain, offering mountaintops, forests, and rivers brimming with salmon. You won’t want to forget your camera on this trip, because you’re bound to see wild brown bears, moose, and other larger-than-life animals.
Paddling Through the Everglades
When people think of traveling to Florida, they often think of crowded beaches and theme parks. However, Florida is also home to the Everglades National Park, and you can kayak you’re way through it for a unique and exciting vantage point. While you’re down in the marshes, you’re likely to see otters, gators, storks, crocs, and maybe even a dolphin or two.
Witness a Sea Turtle Hatching
If you’ve always wanted to be there at the moment that thousands of sea turtles hatch in the sand and make their way toward open waters, now is the time. You can actually make this happen from a number of places. Check the hatching schedule and head to Puerto Vallarta in Mexico, Turtle Island in Borneo, or Isle of Palms in South Carolina.
Which Wildlife Experience Will You Choose?
If you’re ready to dive back into traveling, why not prioritize a wildlife experience that you’ll never forget? We hope that this guide has inspired you to prioritize outdoor activities that will strengthen your connection to the natural world.
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