Congrats to my blogger pal and fellow globe drifter Megan Claire who was recently picked as one of the six "DTourists" for DoubleTree by Hilton! They're sending her to blog for them across Central and South America during May and June next year with $2,000 of spending money and staying in Hilton Hotels. Her itinerary has not yet been finalized, but she does know it includes Peru and Costa Rica.
In honor of this cool achievement, here is a Guest Post by the blogger of the moment herself, all about her home country of Australia and the amazing wildlife there.
One cool aspect of traveling that I've always enjoyed is learning more about the animals that are found in the countries I visit. Several months ago I wrote a post about exotic pets from South America. In it, I talked about the captivating capybara, the ornate horned Pac-Man frog and the creepy looking nightwalker-kinkajou. All three of these animals I had come across before during my travels, and I was surprised to find out that people also kept them as pets.
Well, I recently shared the link to that post on my Facebook page, and this led to an interesting discussion on some of the other unique and or bizarre animals many of you have come across during your own travels. (As it turns out, a lot of you found Hawaii animals to be rather bizarre, which is quite the opposite for me, but no worries, I'll still be including them in the following discussion.)
Here are just some of the most bizarre creatures you've seen in your travels, and my personal commentary on each of them...
I'm JR. I come from a long line of adventurers, some were nomadic explorers of the sea and others wandering cultivators of the earth. Ultimately, this legacy of drifters has deeply affected my view of travel. Read more...