Areas not inhabited by humans. Also wild and feral animals.

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Availability and attitudes towards sky burial tourism

I've recently heard about sky burial tourism, and I've got a couple of questions about it. Has it been banned in China? I recently retweeted someone tweeting about sky burial tourism by Chinese ...
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What are crowds like in Banff and Jasper in July?

I am planning a trip to Banff and/or Jasper in mid-late July. I am unfamiliar with the area and in early stages of planning. My question is, what are the crowds like in the towns/parks at that time ...
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It is possible to travel to the United States with a dog (from Brazil)?

It is possible to travel to the United States with a dog (from Brazil)? Brazil has different laws of europe If it's possible, how the dog is transported ? I need a special document ? The dog ...
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Where can I see Shetland ponies on Unst?

I will be spending a couple days on Unst on the Shetland Islands next year. My wife is very keen on seeing some Shetland ponies, and I am wondering how to go about this. My research seems to indicate ...
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On Algonquin Park's Walking Trails, how likely are you to encounter and be threatened by dangerous animals?

This question assumes avoidance and confinement of food away from animals. By 'established trails', I mean the settled, permanent paths/places for travellers, such as trails for: Backpacking, ...
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Does Kawartha Lakes/Peterborough County contain any high ground or lookouts?

Are there any high grounds or scenic lookouts or peaks from which foliage can be viewed?
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Where near the Dead Sea can you most likely get to see a Hyrax?

I am planning to visit the Dead Sea, and from what I have gathered through online research, Ein Gedi is the place where I can find high end hotels. I am actually hoping to get a close look at Hyrax ...
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Do the Georgian Triangle and Southwestern Ontario, contain any 'drive-through' wildlife parks or areas?

Henceforth, Southwestern Ontario refers to Wikipedia`s definition and the reddened area of Wikipedia's map (abridged by me), which includes the Georgian Triangle that particularly interests my ...
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Does Central Ontario contain any 'drive-through' national parks or wildlife areas?

Meaning of 'Central Ontario': Henceforth, Central Ontario refers to Wikipedia`s definition and the reddened area of Wikipedia's map (abridged by me) below, which excludes Manitoulin Island. Central ...
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Nature trip in Germany [closed]

I am planning a trip to Germany for the end of September, any good place where to go? In particular, I would like to see some nice lakes.
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Importing shells from a US beach into Japan

Can someone take sand dollars found on a U.S. beach to Japan in their suitcase? Do they have to be treated to get through customs?
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Adventure Travel: Where should I go in India to experience staying in a forest? [closed]

Myself and my friends are planning to stay inside a forest for a night and want to feel that experience during the mid of September. In INDIA, is there any places where I can get that amazing ...
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Where to see seals in the wild in The Netherlands?

Traveling through The Netherlands along the coast, I often see signs or publicity involving seals. Googling for it you find only amusement parks or zoos that have seals. Is there any place where you ...
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Is it possible to play with Tigers in Thailand?

A friend of mine told me that some Thai temples holds tigers and that is possible to touch, play with them and take pictures. What are the most famous and safe places to go?
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Where can I take a selfie with kangaroos in Australia?

I see a lot of people doing this. I believe this is not safe, isn't it? Where can I do this?
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Iquitos or Puerto Maldonado, for jungle adventures in Peru?

We'd like to stay in Peru for about 3 week this September. We're interested in visiting the Amazonian jungles, mostly for the wildlife, I care mostly about seeing monkeys, dolphins and other bigger ...
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Nicknames for dogs in Peru [closed]

While hiking in Peru, a stray dog joined our group for about 2 days. Our guide gave it a nickname, let's pretend it was "Charlie." When we asked about it he said that most animals in their culture had ...
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Ijen crater and batu secret zoo from Surabaya

I am going to Surabaya from where we plan to take a Mt. Bromo tour. I was wondering if anyone has been to Ijen Crater and Batu secret zoo. Is it worth the travelling distance? Bearing in mind that I ...
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Camping facilities in Yellowstone and Grand Teton

I'm going to be visting eastern Idaho for work in July. I'd like to take the time at the weekends to visit the National parks of western Wyoming - Yellowstone and Grand Teton. As it's pretty high ...
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Car-accessible destinations for nature, flora, and fauna, in the Niagara Region of Ontario? [closed]

All destinations must be accessible by car. I'm interested in seeing not only nature and wildlife, but also any conservatories or exhibitions about them, or flora and fauna. What is similar to the ...
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Immersion at St Helen's Spring (Sacred Spring in England)

I have been planning to take a group of visiting in-laws to various healing springs in South East England (related question here), and St Helen's Spring in Hastings seems like a great venue. I have ...
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Where to stay in Isla de Coiba (Coiba Island)

I'm visiting Panama next month and I'd like to visit Coiba Island. I've read that there are no lodges there (except ANAM ranger station), but I'm wondering if it's possible to sleep at the Island ...
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Closest place to Addis Ababa where you can see wildlife

Where is the closest place to Addis where one can see wildlife? I am particularly interested in the Gilada Baboons, but I would also like to see birds, preferably in a natural setting. As far as ...
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Hiking around Vigo, Spain

I am planning a holiday in the area around Vigo in Spain. I am going there in September. Since I like hiking and nature, I was wondering if there are some good hiking locations or trails in the area ...
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Hiking/nature around Lyon

Are there any opportunities for hiking or going out into nature around Lyon, France? I am looking for something that can be done in a single day and does not require a car. What are the best areas ...
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Is it OK to eat turtles in Cambodia?

Last night at a tiny town in the middle of nowhere in Cambodia (Chhaeb) I was invited to join my hosts at the guesthouse to drink beer and eat turtle meat. In my travels I can only ever recall the ...
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How can one visit an isolated island?

If I want to spend a few days on an isolated (but not deserted) island, what are my options? I know that there are several deserted islands near and around New York, New Jersey and Maryland. I am not ...
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Where can I swim with the dolphins in the Eastern USA?

I am looking for locations and/or criteria for selecting locations to swim with dolphins. Anyplace on the East Coast of the USA, or the Gulf of Mexico. Searching on behalf of a blind woman who has ...
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What tiny critters are likely to bite feet in the Red Sea at Aqaba?

I've just been paddling off of the Kempinski hotel beach in Aqaba, Jordan and got several painful nips! I couldn't see anything that might be doing it and an hour after leaving the water it doesn't ...
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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 the export of butterflies?

I have a strange question regarding moving butterflies from one country to another (kind of a 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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How to reach the clearest lake in the world?

The clearest natural fresh water lake in the world is apparently Blue Lake, near Nelson in New Zealand. I'm wondering how one would reach it - the tracks to take, walking times etc - ideally a map ...
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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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Are wild dogs really a problem in Samoa?

Of all the dangers to worry about when visiting a foreign country, I did not consider packs of stray dogs roaming the streets and attacking people. But apparently this is a thing: Stray dogs are a ...
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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 ...