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Where are the natural hot springs in Andalucia?

While browsing for a decent travel guide for Andalucia, I stumbled upon one that quite enthusiastically mentioned the existence of natural hot springs, close to Estepona. Albeit their penetrating ...
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What fictitious wilderness animals are there as tourist attractions? [closed]

Having read this question on drop bears. I have been wondering what other fictitious animals are there in other parts of the world that have been invented to amuse/confuse tourists. Has anyone ...
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What countries allow to export butterflies?

I have a strange question regarding moving butterflies from one country to another (kind of lame explanation, but please bear with me). I am collecting butterflies (basically doing something like ...
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Within 300 km radius of Tokyo - Coastal/seaside destinations in Japan for nature and relaxation? [duplicate]

Since I'm planning to visit Japan for 10 days and plan to apportion 5 days to Tokyo, I thought to reframe this question inside a 300 km radius around Tokyo. 300 is just an estimate; I'm not strict ...
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Consider Hokkaido or not, if relying solely on public transportation?

I thought to segregate this question on Hokkaido from the original. I'm still interested in the other points. 3. I won't drive, so must rely on public transport and walking (over reasonable ...
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Coastal/seaside destinations in Japan for nature and relaxation?

I reference this Meta and am asking about seaside/costal regions for picturesque, scenic relaxation, resembling that of a nature getaway/resort/retreat. I tried ...
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Within 300 km radius of Tokyo - Where for nature, flora, and fauna?

This instantiates my broader question. Here, "near Tokyo" = within 300 km radius around Tokyo. I'm planning to visit Japan for 10 days and plan to apportion 5 days to Tokyo. For the remainder, I want ...
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Where in Japan for nature, flora, and fauna? [duplicate]

I reference this Meta. I'm planning to visit Japan for 10 days and plan to apportion 5 days to Tokyo. For the remainder, I want to escape the megalopolis and implant myself into the (picturesque, ...
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See nature and wildlife in China, avoid crowds

What are some interesting (rural?) areas to visit in China for seeing nature and wildlife? I'm looking to go for short hikes on relatively untouched (or restored) natural areas, get a chance to see ...
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Why do some fields have no weeds? [closed]

When driving sometimes I'll see fields that don't appear to have any weeds and where all the grass is short. It'll look like a field that's been mowed except I can't really see any reason to mow these ...
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Is it possible to legally visit uninhabited islands in the Pacific for a couple of days/weeks? [duplicate]

Can you sail to any island, and anchor your boat there, and use the island for food?
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Is Keukenhof still open in May if the winter is warmer?

From the guides I read they state that from March to May you can visit the Keukenhof. If the winter is warmer flowers will bloom earlier. What happens in such situation? will Keukanof close earlier ...
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Is there a resource that lists dark sky reserves or similar places?

After reading this question I started wondering if there is a resource that lists good places to observe the night sky. Places with good sky visibility and litle light polution. Is there such a ...
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How far away from artificial light do you need to get to experience the night sky without light polution?

Twice this week I stumbled upon an article mentioning phenemenons visible with the naked eye if no artificial light is near by. The first was a series of meteorites, the second a photo experiment on ...
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15 days vacations nature oriented in Quebec [closed]

I am looking to make a 15 days vacations in Canada. I live in Paris so I though that the cheapest option would be to land in Montreal. I am looking to do some hiking and to watch beautiful landscapes. ...
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Is it appropriate to ask your host(el) to phone emergency services when you don't arrive?

When raising the issue of traveling alone through nature, advice is always given to notify people about your travel plan and expected date of arrival. In case something goes amiss emergency services ...
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What is this Queensland lizard/dragon, and is it friendly or dangerous? [closed]

I've spotted quite a few large lizards around Brisbane's parks, such as in Roma Street Parklands. Today, while I sat in a park by the river, one scuttled over. I took his photo, then he pushed himself ...
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I want to get lost in France for at least three weeks

Examples from popular culture are abundant, deserted french villages, skinny dipping in lakes without being caught, extreme silence except the wind and the sudden cry of a vulture. I would love to ...
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What medical supplies should I take with me on a walking / biking trip in New Zealand?

I plan on going to New Zealand for the summer months. I hope to hike a lot there, but also use a bike for longer distances. I assume I will be on my own in the nature for 2-3 days, then in an ...
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Where to find wilderness in Europe?

We are crazy and we want an adventure and hiking. We have already visited NP Sarek in northen Sweden and we liked it very much - no men, no bridges, no civilization at all. And now we are looking for ...
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Where can I see dolphins in the sea near North-East China?

I have seen dolphins in Dalian Water Park but I want to see them in the sea at a particular time specially sometime before sunset. Can anybody suggest me place in North-east China? Do they even exist ...
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Where can I see turtles hatching or laying in southern or south-western Sri Lanka in late March?

Are turtles hatching or laying eggs in southern or south-western Sri Lanka in late March? Which area would I need to visit to see turtles on the beach at this time?
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Guide to Grand Canyon wildlife

Are there any guidebooks for finding and identifying wildlife in the Grand Canyon area? For example when (what season, month, time of day, etc.) and where (certain tree types, rocks, near the Visitor ...
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Which Greek islande of the Cyclades is the most wild, or the most quiet? [closed]

Which one of the Greek islands of the Cyclades is the most wild, or the most quiet?
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Planning a visit to the Redwood Forests?

So I'm landing at the Arcata/Eureka airport (Northern California) and renting a car, that much is settled. I have sleeping bags and am prepared to stay outdoors. But that's where I stop knowing what ...
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Where in India do I have the best chance of seeing wild tigers?

I'm going to India and I'm watching some youtube videos where travellers go into the jungle over an elephant to try to see wild tigers. Most of them didn't see anything. I would like to know which ...
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Can I bring a small, decorative deer skull from Germany to the US?

I received -- as a gift -- a small skull mounted on a carved wooden background, typical of Bavaria. I've looked online but am confused about US customs requirements. Can I bring this through? If not, ...
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Whalewatching around New York City

Where can I go for whalewatching in/around(travel time ~1 h) New York City? I will be there in mid of July and i heared, that the whalewatching season starts at the beginning of July.
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What are the musts for a trip to San Francisco? [closed]

A friend of mine and myself will be in San Francisco this summer. It is our first time traveling to the US and we want to make sure we can make the best out of it. We are especially interested in the ...
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Hiking near Barcelona - or alternative hiking cities close-by?

I am going to Barcelona in the start of July together with a friend. We have 3 to 4 days (in Barcelona) and we want to see some beautiful nature and the possibility to hike, and we also want to spend ...
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Top 3 to see/do in Reykjavík [closed]

I am travelling because of my job, and in a few months I'll go to Reykjavík. I'm very excited because it is my first time in Iceland, and I'm managing in having more or less one free day to spend as ...
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Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua

I want to go to Costa Rica and I am considering going to Panama and Nicaragua as well. I wonder though, what will I be able to find in Panama and Nicaragua that I will not be able to find in Costa ...
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Seeing polar bears in Churchill, Manitoba in spring?

Churchill, Manitoba is the "Polar Bear Capital of the World", being built in the middle of a polar bear migration route. Everything I've read tells me the best time to see the bears there is in ...
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San Diego Zoo Safari Park

I'd like to visit the Safari Park (formerly known as Wild Animal Park) in San Diego. I'm debating which lens should I use for it, but that would depend on the distance to the animals. Does anyone know ...
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Places to take pictures of flowers in San Diego

The question says it all. I know about Balboa Park. However, I've already seen it a few times and I was wondering if there are other places worth visiting, as I am interested about taking pictures of ...
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Singapore and surroundings [closed]

I will visit Singapore in January and in March. What would you suggest me to visit in order to see nice nature/wildlife/birds or similar things. How about Malaysia on a daytrip? Sumatra in Indonesia ...
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Where can I see dolphins in central Europe, near Poland?

I live in Poland and I would like to take my children to some place where we can see dolphins. There is no such place in Poland so I would like to know where they are near south-western Poland ...
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What are my transportation options for visiting Doubtful Sound?

I would like to explore Doubtful Sound and looking on Google maps it doesn't look particularly accessible, so what are my options? Photo credit: Allie_Caulfield (flickr / Wikimedia Commons)
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Waterfalls you can walk behind near Maryland, USA

My girlfriend has always wanted to stand behind a waterfall. I'm hoping to propose to her at one. Anybody know of any near Maryland, USA?
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Where can I visit the most northerly Australian fauna in the world?

In Asahiyama Zoo in Hokkaido, Japan (43.768533,142.482717), I saw a pair of emus. Are they the northernmost Australian fauna in the world, or is there a place even further north that has distinctly ...
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How to avoid polar bear in Antarctica? [closed]

I would like to visit Antarctica, but worry polar bear may chase after me. How to avoid being attacked by polar bear?
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Where lies the closest tropical rain forest to Mainland Europe?

I know that "Europe" has its own tropical rain forest in French Guyana. But if you focus on continental Europe, where lies the closest tropical rain forest in terms of traveling hours?
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2 days in Orlando region — nature and wildlife?

I've got a weekend in the Florida region, and need to be in Orlando on Monday morning. I have no interest in amusement parks, but I am very interested in what Florida nature and wildlife is like. I ...
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Does the country Georgia have a problem with bears, wolves, or dangerous feral dogs?

Are feral dogs or even wolves or bears present in the Georgian countryside these days? I'm about to hitchhike from Tbilsi to Anaklia and sleep in my tent along the way. Should I expect to encounter ...
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When and how to see the Red Crabs on Christmas Island?

I've recently been seeing a few mentions of this event, and it sounds incredible. When's the time to go see them, and can you do it on your own or do you need a tour group? How would one go about ...
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Seeing Penguins “in the wild” in Sydney

Are there places near Sydney, Australia where one can see penguins in the wild (not in a zoo)? If so, what's the best way to catch a glimpse of these cute creatures? I have read some information ...
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Found a bug in my hotel room, can anyone identify? [closed]

I found 2 different kinds of bugs on 2 different nights in 2 different hotels. I don't think they are bed bugs, but can any one help identify them? They both were around 5 mm long. Edit: It occurs ...
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Turtle-watching on Isla Bastimentos in Panama

I have read in the Lonely Planet guide for Panama that it is possible to see turtles lay their eggs on Isla Bastimentos in Panama, in particular on the Playa Larga. Unfortunately the guidebook doesn't ...
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Turtle-watching in Costa Rica and Panama in April

Where can I watch the turtles lay their eggs in Costa Rica and Panama in the second half of April? I am mainly interested in places that are accessible by car (4x4 is fine).
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What are the travel scenarios that include walking? [closed]

I have been walking the Way of st. James and it is a great mixture of seeing good architecture, experiencing the culture, meeting people, sleeping in cheap accommodation, spending times in the nature, ...