Møn Island Denmark

Møn Island Denmark

With a number of interesting churches decorated with frescoes, the romantic thatched cottage at Liselund, several popular beach resorts, museums, charming villages and the majestic White Cliffs of Møn, the island has many attractions. People have lived on the island of Mon for ten thousand years and have been grazing cattle here for the past six thousand.  A UNESCO biosphere reserve, Møn Island has many beauties to explore.

Copenhagen Denmark

Copenhagen Denmark

With the world’s oldest surviving amusement park, Copenhagen is an enchanting city of delights. This amusement park, called Dyrehavsbakken, was first built in 1583 and is one of many charming sights waiting to be discovered, along with beautiful parks, botanical gardens, the resting place of Hans Christian Andersen, the palace of Denmark’s Royal family, and Tivoli Gardens, the world’s second oldest amusement park. Check out the first video and see for yourself some of the charm and beauty that is Copenhagen.

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia 

If you’re a fossil hunter, Nova Scotia might be the place to visit. It is known for fossils as old as 250 million years. If you have a more ‘enjoy the day’ approach, Nova Scotia is laden with natural beauties and adventures to take like tidal bore rafting, canoeing, hiking and biking. Halifax, the capital, has a boardwalk almost two miles long full of shops, all kinds of tour boats, museums and restaurants. If you’re an explorer, Nova Scotia has 3800 islands just waiting for you.

Halifax

Halifax

As the capital of the Canadian Province of Nova Scotia, Halifax is a major financial center for the Atlantic region of Canada. Halifax Harbour is a major port. Both the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Coast Guard have major installations along different parts of the Halifax coastline. With mild weather in summer and winter, friendly people, good food, plenty of parks, places of historic interest and museums, Halifax has a lot of tourist appeal.

Nova Scotia Duck Toller

Nova Scotia Duck Toller

Considered a rare breed, the Nova Scotia duck toller retriever is an active, friendly and highly intelligent hunting dog. Bred to lure ducks to within gunshot range, these dogs employ all kinds of antics in the water or at the water’s edge to pique duck and geese curiosity. The word ‘toller’ refers to this specific activity. Tollers make great pets whether in the country or the city as long as they are kept active.

Louisiana

Louisiana

The French Quarter of New Orleans, the largest city in Louisiana, is known as the birthplace of jazz. For centuries, Louisiana has been a true melting pot of cultures from African, to French Acadian (Cajun), to Haitian, to European. This beautiful state is also home to the largest number of Native American tribes in the U.S. Native Americans have lived in Louisiana for millennia, long before the arrival of the Europeans.

Bayou

Bayou

The world contains many fascinating and unique places. One of these is bayou country in the Gulf region of the southern United States, especially those bayous found in Louisiana and Texas. With both brackish and freshwater bayous, these wetlands are home to a variety of fish, shellfish, shrimp, alligators, crocodiles, herons, frogs, snakes and a host of other species. Choctaw Indians have lived in the Louisiana Bayou country for centuries. The French-speaking Acadians, also known as Cajuns, emigrated to Louisiana during the 17th century. The bayou regions are some of the United States’s biggest melting pots.

Alligators

Alligators

Prepare to be fascinated. With an ancient appearance including intricate scales, sharp carnivoran teeth, and clawed, webbed feet, it’s no surprise that alligators have been around for at least 37 million years. Even their mating rituals are like none other. During the mating season of late spring, male alligators will bellow and release low frequency sounds in the water that cause their entire bodies to vibrate. This vibration creates a ‘water dance’ on the surface of the water just above the alligator’s upper back. You can see this phenomenon in the first video below, a BBC production.

Philippines

Philippines

Situated on the infamous Pacific ‘Ring of Fire‘, the Philippines is subject to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Currently, the Philippines has 23 active volcanoes. Located near the equator, the Philippines mountainous islands are covered with tropical rainforest and is known for tremendous biodiversity. As an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia, the Philippines is comprised of over 7500 islands. 

Lionfish

Lionfish

Herding much smaller fish the way lions will hunt as a pack, the lionfish is a formidable predator. With its arsenal of venomous spines, this quite beautiful, if lethal fish has few predators of its own. It is uniquely adapted therefore to become an invasive species and has done so in the waters of the Caribbean and off the east coast of the U.S. It feeds on smaller fish and invertebrates. It’s a popular, showy fish for aquariums and is also growing in popularity in restaurants.