Category : Animals

The Coolest Day Ever


Sometimes you have those days that remind you exactly why you gave everything up to travel.  For me, one of those days was this past January 28th in Tanzania.  The day sure didn’t start off too well when I woke up, opened my bag and realized that my new camera was broken.  But the day immediately improved from there.  During our 4-month overland trip through Africa (Cairo to Cape Town), we o...

African Animal Encounters


    It didn’t take much for Bryan to convince me to go to Africa for five months.  The promise of animals was enough – even the idea of sleeping in a tent and infrequent showers didn’t deter me.  I’m just a little totally obsessed with animals - all kinds and any kind.  And let me tell you, our wildlife experiences in Africa did not disappoint even my highest expectations! ...

Boobies, Hammerheads, and so much more!


Six hundred miles off the coast of Ecuador lies an archipelago of islands that has captured my imagination since I was a child. I first learned about the Galapagos Islands and their unique wildlife in Science class. I've been wanting to go for as long as I can remember. Even with all this anticipation, the Galapagos still surpassed my expectations. We spent five days in the main town of Puerto Ayo...

Monkey Mischief & Tons of Tejons: The Waugh Family Volunteers in the Jungle


There are two important lessons I learned the hard way during our two weeks of volunteering at a wildlife refuge in Bolivia. First of all, always hide your banana. And second of all, wild animals are called "wild" for a reason. More Waughs in Bolivia! We started our trip with the intention to volunteer a bit along the way. Within a few days of travel, we met some fellow Americans who told us...

Earth’s Final Frontier: Incredible Antarctica


Note:  This post may take a little while to load with all of the photos, but trust us, it will be worth it!!!!! When I used to envision Antarctica, I'd picture the bleakest, coldest, dreariest place.  After 11-days cruising through the continent, Antarctica is now the most beautiful place I've ever seen.  Although it is freezing cold, Antarctica is anything but bleak and dreary.  Its coasts...

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