The Chestatee Wildlife Preserve and Zoo

Chestatee Wildlife Preserve and Zoo

It’s always a good day when I get to meet a bear! On our way back from Unicoi State Park, Kevin and I stopped at the Chestatee Wildlife Preserve in Dahlonega to see their grizzly and black bears.  Continue reading

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Bear Bucket List

Zoo Atlanta Pandas

Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved bears. I imagine it began with a trip to Gatlinburg when I was knee-high to a grasshopper where, on a family stroll, we came across a bear. My mom, not heeding my dad’s advice to not move and stay calm, scooped up my brother and me and ran for her life. And I was there surely reaching out over her shoulder for the cuddly animal she so bafflingly was running from. That coupled with the fact that I was somehow coercing the daycare to send my favorite teddy bears home with me resulted in a life-long obsession with bears.

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Costa Rican Wildlife

Howler Monkey Costa Rica

On our recent trip to Costa Rica, my boyfriend and I came across a ton of wildlife, plenty of which we weren’t prepared to see (climbing all over our porch in the middle of the night). If you want to know what kind of wildlife you might come across on your next Costa Rica vacation, read on! Continue reading