Svalbard Archipelago Provides a Seaside View of Polar Bears in their Natural Habitat By Greg Roensch “The Greeks called the whole of the region Arktikos, the country of the great bear.” — Arctic Dreams, Barry Lopez The loud groan outside my cabin woke me from a deep sleep. I propped myself up on my bunk […]
Animals don’t travel like humans do, but they play a part in every human civilization on earth. Here are travel stories that involve animals and animal lovers.
By Andy Buswell The sound of silence is not only an inspiration for that 1960’s duo Simon and Garfunkel, but also to anyone with a team of huskies in their eyeline. Once the sled starts sliding, the only contact you should expect is a look of contempt from the leader of the pack, if you […]
A horse on the Mazza farm in Mednoye, Russia. Photos by Galina Iskakova. By Galina Iskakova It is difficult to surprise an experienced traveler. Travel agencies prepare the way for attracting and retaining customers. One struggle for the buyer is to expand the portfolio of tourist destinations and types of tourism. A good example is […]
Viewing Our Cousins, the Orangutans: A Wildlife Tour on the Kinabatangan River By Michelle Perry You would think that it wouldn’t be that hard to spot an auburn-haired orangutan in a tree. But it is. No sooner had I dumped my bag at the lodge on the Kinabatangan River than river guide Nelson hurried me […]
Searching for Elusive Tigers in Kanha Park, Madhya Pradesh, India By Mridula Dwivedi When I first heard from the Gonomad team about a possible trip to the Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh, I was quite thrilled. I finally went to Kanha in June 2009 and stayed there three nights with Taj’s Safari Lodge at Banjaar […]
A discussion page with comments about the practice of keeping wild animals, particularly big cat cubs, on ranches where they can be petted by tourists.
By David Rich After a half dozen trips to Thailand it can get boring, except for a single friend of mine who travels yearly for the adventure of serial Thai ladies. For him it seems to never get boring. But for someone who goes to Thailand every year for a combination medical check up, Bangkok’s […]
Ed Wetschler goes to Benezette, Pennsylvania, to watch the elk rut in PA. It is a battle between big bull elk competing over breeding and turf.
Wild Creatures like Elephants, in Accessible Environments in Malaysia By Max Hartshorne, GoNOMAD Editor We saw elephants taking baths, a Great Hornbill in a cage, played with monkeys and watched orangutans up close, but never had to hire a jeep, pay a steep fee or enter a big distant game park. That’s because, in Malaysia, […]