Wildlife, waterfalls and volcano walks in La Fortuna

Wildlife, waterfalls and volcano walks in La Fortuna

With La Fortuna waterfall, natural hot springs, wildlife trails, Arenal volcano hikes and Mistico Hanging Bridges there’s a whole lot to do in La Fortuna, Costa Rica’s volcano town. Did I mention the sloths….? Yes, there’re sloths too. Read on for the best things to do in La Fortuna.

Things to do in La Fortuna, Costa Rica

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Whale Watching in Monterey Bay – an epic boat trip

Whale Watching in Monterey Bay – an epic boat trip

One of my most memorable travel experiences was a morning spent whale watching in Monterey California. We’d already had a fantastic time the day before wildlife spotting in Monterey as we walked the length of the bay.

That paled in the shadow of the epic boat trip we took the following day. Whale watching in Monterey Bay was the most memorable day of our two-week road trip and one which I’d been looking forward to since we arrived in California.

Whale Tail Fin Diving

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Adventure and Wildlife in the Amazon Jungle

Adventure and Wildlife in the Amazon Jungle

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Flying high over northern Peru I gazed down on a land covered in dense tropical rainforest. A glinting river ribbons its way through the vibrant swathe of jungle. The mighty Amazon. Treehouse Lodge sits amid 350 acres of preserved Amazon Rainforest surrounded by thousands more acres of protected land. It’s the most biodiverse region on earth and the perfect place for getting up close to nature and the Amazon wildlife.

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Discovering wildlife in Monterey Bay, California

Discovering wildlife in Monterey Bay, California

Blue Sky & Sea Monterey Bay

Monterey Bay in California was the second stop on our US road trip and was a huge highlight. One thing that struck me about the scenery was how incredibly blue the sea and sky is. When I hear Monterey mentioned I get a memory flash of dazzling cobalt blue so it doesn’t surprise me that Monterey has been described as the ‘greatest meeting of land, sea and sky’. I feel the same could be said for that whole stretch of Californian coastline.

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Namibia – Wildlife and Wilderness

Namibia – Wildlife and Wilderness

The Desert Express

 

The Desert Express is a brilliant way to travel from Windhoek, Namibia’s capital, to Swakopmund on the coast, without missing out on any of the wildlife or scenery

As the blue, lumbering Desert Express trundled through the surprisingly lush landscape outside Windhoek, we spent the journey eagerly searching out cleverly camouflaged wildlife through the train’s large pictures windows. 

It took a while to ‘get our eye in’ but once we did there was so much to see on our Namibian safari. Strikingly marked Oryx grazed, bounding herds of Springbok were spotted and a flock of Ostrich raced headlong through the Savannah. And this was just day one…

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