Category: Tanzania

Animals Across the Globe

Earth day is fast approaching and during each trip we see many animals. The little critters we come across can be someone’s pet, a poor stray one, or an exotic creature that requires a second or third glance. The first photo is one of my favorites from our trip to Costa Rica. The bulging eyes just make me laugh. We came across this little guy during a raining and humid walk through a Costa Rican Rain Forest. Dividing the photos into countries and regions is challenges and of course, this is just a sample of what I have seen through my travels from North America, Central America, and South America; and the African continent. I hope you enjoy.

Central America & South America

The Red-Eyed Tree Frog

The Poison Dart Frog

Costa Rica has 8 known species of poison dart frogs or poison arrow frogs. We heard this misconception during our tour that if touch these frogs you will be poisoned and die. This little amphibians of Costa Rica do not carry enough toxin that is strong (poisonous enough) to penetrate unbroken skin. I do caution not risking picking them up if you think any tiny cuts. In addition, these frogs are small, fragile species. They are best left unhandled and viewed from a distance.

Hummingbird of Costa Rica

A Keel Billed Toucan

Iguana on A Bridge

Ecuador is a small South American country that is offers a paradise feel nearly the very near paradise feel and an amazingly relaxed culture expressed by the people. You can visit many historic churches, buildings, and heritage sites and cities. The animals I saw during my first trip here varied and this included bats, snakes, reptiles, and birds. I missed visiting the Galapagos Islands. This is not to be of a too much a concern as it offers me an excuse to return and see other parts of Quito and the country during my next visit.

A Bat in Ecuador or Perhaps Two (Hard to Tell)

Watch Out for the This Little Guy…

Llama in the Field in Ecuador


Enjoying the Sun- A Lioness in Tanzania

Perhaps one of my favorite places to visit is Africa and this wonderful continent is on my backlist for a the next international trip soon. I just need to find the time and plan this next adventure. Love seeing the animals in their nature environments. Zoos are wonderful and offer the opportunity for those who may never be able to see the animals, but there is nothing like seeing the pride of lions, wildebeest, or a baby elephant with its mother at a watering hole. Go and explore this planet. 

Stork in Africa

Giraffes -Traffic Jam Not Often Seen

North America– The House-pet Review 

Enjoying the Morning in South Carolina

Little One Seems Sad

A Couple of Wild Critters in North America on Land and Sea

Humpback Whales

A Rabbit Enjoying an AM Snake

Kure Beach Pier—Don’t feed the birds!

I just realized that this could go on and on as I keep finding photos of animals. Seeing animal friends in photos gives me a different perspective of my travels. Until the next adventure and please do share your thoughts…. 

A final photo from India here. 

A Goat to the Slaughter


What Is Your Favorite Continent to Visit

We are still exploring this vast planet and have set foot on 4 out 7 of the continents in the world—Africa, Europe, North America, and South America. We are excited to explore Asia in the coming year and will always find Europe one of our favorites. The one continent that stands out of the crowd for its richest in culture, wildlife, and adventure is the African continent.  We have been on this wonderful continent a total of four times.

Thinking back on your travels: What is your favorite continent to visit or have visited? Please do share.

The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania (in photos)


The Serengeti-Sunset

One of our favorite parts of this wild park is watching the sunset on this vast ecological system. If you get the opportunity to see a thunderstorm, it is even more beautiful. I can just image the wildlife and love taking in the these sounds and the views offered here.


Relaxing in the Shadows…

Sometimes you do feel like you are rather intruding on these gorgeous animals daily lives just to get that perfect photo. All of these were captured with my little iPhone 6 as I just didn’t want carry a big camera this day. Sometimes, it just didn’t seem right to be constant taking picture. Instead, just enjoying the moments traveling offers.


A Rhino–Don’t Get to Close..


Not Your Typical Housecat


Kruger National Park in Tanzania 


Playing Chess– or not?


Baby Elephant in Kruger Park

Now, off to planning for our next adventure. Where would you recommend?