Everyone has a favorite genre for literature, music, etc. but don’t forget vacations have genres too. For example, as beach lovers go to beaches, animal lovers can take vacations to celebrate their passion. Check out these five best vacations for animal lovers.
Kangaroos are endearing animals and a favorite in Australia. While traveling the Outback country, the Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs is a must-see. Located in the middle of the continent near Alice Springs, this 188-acre wildlife sanctuary was featured on Kangaroo Dundee, a National Geographic documentary. They feature sunset tours to see the kangaroos as they wake up from a long day’s nap.
Visit the Finger Lakes Region in Upstate New York and spend a day at the Farm Sanctuary. This 271-acre shelter takes care of over 500 rescued farm animals. Mostly rescued from factory farms, the animals are free to roam the rolling green pastures. Learn about the animals on an hour-long guided tour and in the Visitor’s Center. The sanctuary is near the Sugar Hill State Forest near Watkins Glen. Travelers on the west coast can visit similar farm sanctuaries in Los Angeles and Orland, CA.
Kauai Humane Society
Hawaii is a great place for a getaway in itself, but what about adopting a dog for the day? Staffers at the Kauai Humane Society developed an amazing program called Shelter Dogs on Field Trips. Get matched up with a four-legged companion for the day and hit the beach for a long walk or play in the park. It’s a great adventure for the shelter dogs, and donning an “Adopt Me” vest is a great way to give them hope for a forever home.
Dog Sledding in Greenland
Frozen fjords, unspoiled scenery, and the famous Northern Lights are on many traveler’s bucket list, and there’s a special perk for dog lovers from Greenland Adventures eight-day excursion. Explore the beautiful frozen world by dog sledding, the most common form of transportation here. Enjoy the dogs as they work happily doing their specialized job. The tour includes a snowshoe hike and dining with a local family.
Elephant Nature Park
With tropical beaches, royal palaces, and ancient ruins, a trip to Thailand is at the top of the list for fantastic vacations. Make it even more special with a visit to Elephant Nature Park. All of these magnificent animals have been rescued from cruelty and neglect. Visitors have several options. Spend the day or stay overnight and help bathe and feed the elephants and dogs who live there.