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Cuban Foods: 28 Tasty Dishes, Desserts, Drinks to Try on Your Next Trip

Looking to try some awesome cuisine? In this article, you'll learn about 28 Cuban foods, including Cuban-American dishes, desserts, and drinks to either try next time you're traveling or at home when looking to change things up. I'm ...
giant armadillo

28 Giant Armadillo Facts (2 Types) Largest Living and Extinct

What comes to your mind when you picture an armadillo? Perhaps you picture a cute little rolly-polly creature. Today we are going to talk about giant armadillos. While they are cute, they are not little. Here you'll learn ...
galapagos cotton

10 Facts About Darwin’s Cotton in the Galapagos (Gossypium darwinii)

While exploring the Galapagos Islands we came across some Darwin’s cotton. I had never seen a cotton plant before (not much cotton is grown in Canada) the only cotton I was familiar with was what comes in plastic ...
volcanoes in ecuador

All 105 Ecuador Volcanoes: Active, Mainland, Galapagos (Charts/Map)

How many volcanoes are in Ecuador? You would think that would be a pretty straightforward question. But as I was doing my research I found that the answers were very different depending on which website I was looking ...
what sound does a hippo make

What Sound Does a Hippo Make? Guide to Hippo Noises, Roars, Mating Displays

Hippopotami are huge, strong, and very loud animals! What sound does a hippo make? They make a variety of noises and sounds - both above and underwater. Beyond the stomping and splashing noises they make as they move ...
egyptian food

24 Egyptian Foods and Drinks to Try at Home or Your Next Trip

Learn about the best Egyptian foods, desserts, and drinks that you should try either at home or the next time you're in the country. As you'll see, much of Egyptian cusine is vegetarian. Some of the most popular ...
spanish speaking countries

How Many Spanish Speaking Countries Are There? Complete Travelers Guide

Are you wondering how many Spanish speaking countries there are? Perhaps you have learned a little bit of Spanish in school, and are wondering where this could prove useful. Or maybe you love the culture and want to ...
galapagos islands facts

25 Galapagos Islands Facts for Travelers (Animals, Geography, History)

Thinking of visiting the Galapagos Islands? The archipelago is famous for its animals, diving, and rugged terrain. In this article, we'll "dive" into Galapagos Islands facts, including fascinating geography, history, flora, and fauna of these beautiful islands. Galapagos ...
mindo valley cloud forest ecuador

Ecuador’s Cloud Forests: 13 Things to Know (Travelers Guide)

Sure, Ecuador has the Amazon rainforest. But have you heard of the cloud forest in Ecuador? In this article, you'll learn about Ecuador's cloud forests, what to see, where to find them, and how to prepare for your ...
african deer

African Deer Guide: Meet the Barbary Stag (Africa’s Only Deer)

Africa is known for having all sorts of wonderful animals, including a wide variety of antelopes. But what about African deer? In this article, you'll learn all about the only African deer. We'll also discuss what all the ...
filipino food

Filipino Food Guide: 28 Must-Try Dishes, Drinks, Desserts

Having been born in the Philippines, I grew up eating traditional Filipino food. Here's my guide to the best Filipino foods, including dishes, sweet desserts, and drinks. Plus the super popular, Jollibee restaurant. Despite having lived most of ...
brown hyena

22 Brown Hyena Facts: Habitat, Diet, Strandwolf Size

Not all hyenas are the laughing kind. In this guide, you'll learn all about brown hyenas, including what they look like, their diet, and what sounds they make. Strandwolves are long-haired hyenas found in southern Africa. Brown Hyena ...
largest rainforests in the world

16 Largest Rainforests in the World: Travelers Guide

When I was in grade 2 my teacher taught us all about rainforests. I've been fascinated by them ever since. If you're like me, you'll enjoy learning all about the 16 largest rainforests in the world. To start ...
baby cheetah

14 Cute Baby Cheetah Facts: Diet, Cub Sounds, Photos

A baby cheetah is one of the most adorable creatures on earth (mind you, I say that about most animals). With their brown eyes and fluffy mantle, I can't help but say "awwww!" In this article, you'll learn ...
safest countries in africa

17 Safest Countries in Africa: Ranked by Data (Travelers Guide)

To travel as safely as possible, we created this list of the safest African countries. In this post, you'll learn about the safest countries in Africa, according to actual data. Not opinions and tourism board marketing. We'll also ...
hello in dutch

16 Ways to Say Hello in Dutch (Greetings, Kisses, Customs)

If the Netherlands is in your travel plans, here's how to say hello in Dutch. Plus a whole set of greetings to add to your vocabulary before you go. I'll also discuss how to respond to these greetings, ...
fastest animals in the world

30 Fastest Animals in the World: Land, Air, Water

What are the fastest animals in the world? In this post, you'll learn about the world's 30 fastest animals. They are organized by land, air, and water. And include mammals, birds, sharks, fish. And both predator and prey ...
does salt water boil faster

Does Salt Make Water Boil Faster? 5 Tips to Boil it Faster

You've likely heard that "a watched pot never boils." If you're really hungry for some delicious pasta, rice, lentils, or potatoes it may seem like it is taking forever for the water to reach boiling point. So how ...
what do bears eat

What Do Bears Eat? Diet of All 8 Species (Omnivore Foods)

How do bears diets vary across species (grizzly, polar, brown, black, etc.) and regions? What do bears eat? Learn which bears are mostly carnivorous, which are mostly herbivorous, and what foods they favor. All bears are omnivores. While ...
do squirrels eat meat

Do Squirrels Eat Meat? Omnivore, Carnivore, Predator

Are squirrels vegetarian, omnivores, or carnivores? Sure, squirrels eat seeds and nuts. But do squirrels eat meat? Learn their eating habits: foods they'll eat and what they avoid. Squirrels are omnivores, which means that their diet consists of ...
rwenzori mountains

Rwenzori Mountains: 13 Things About “Mountains of the Moon”

Rwenzori Mountains are home to two of the highest peaks in Africa. In this post, you'll learn about these famous mountains in DRC and Uganda. There are national parks, endangered animals, and five vegetation zones. Learn why they ...
african fat tailed gecko

18 Facts About African Fat-Tailed Geckos (Hemitheconyx caudicinctus)

Have you ever wondered about African fat-tailed geckos? In this article, you'll learn some really cool facts about these little creatures, like what they look like, where they live, what they eat, and so on. You'll also learn ...
panther vs jaguar

Panther vs Jaguar: 7 Differences / 8 Misconceptions Clarified

What's the difference: panther vs jaguar? It isn't as straightforward as you may think. It all depends on what you mean by "panther". In this post, we'll clarify what a panther is. And then break down key differences ...
rivers in south america

12 Longest Rivers in South America: Listed by Length (Quick Stats)

Rivers are considered to be a source of life and economy in many places around the world. In this article, we'll look at the 12 longest rivers in South America. Learn about their length, depth, major features, and ...
animals that mate for life

29 Animals that Mate for Life: Monogamous Animals List

There's a certain sweetness when it comes to animals that mate for life. Scarlet macaws, for example, will spend up to 50 years together. In this post, you'll learn about monogamous animals, including birds, mammals, fish, crustaceans, even ...
which land animal has the longest tail

Which Land Animal has the Longest Tail? Lizards, Monkeys, Rodents

Animal tails are for balance, climbing, and attracting females. Which land animal has the longest tail? In this post, you'll learn about the longest tails: by overall length and by a ratio of their body length. The giraffe ...
horns versus antlers

Antlers vs Horns: 6 Differences (Made of, Purpose, Gender)

Many mammals have horns and antlers. What are the differences between antlers vs horns? Here are the key differences between antlers and horns. Plus other animals with horn-like growths. And the largest horns and antlers on the planet ...
rivers in africa

12 Major Rivers in Africa (Facts, Length, Travelers Guide)

When thinking about rivers in Africa, people often think of the Nile River. In this post, you'll learn about the Nile, and 11 other African rivers. These rivers are beautiful and cover some breathtaking scenery. The longest river ...
uganda airports

25 Airports in Uganda: Codes, International, Asphalt, Gravel

Thinking about a trip to Uganda? While it's true that the biggest reason many would want to go there is for the tourist attractions, the first place you'll see in the country is most likely the airport. In ...
ostrich kick force

Can an Ostrich Kill a Lion? Attack Methods, Kick Strength

Lion vs ostrich? Can an ostrich kill a lion? In this post, you'll learn 2 ways an ostrich defends itself. And the power in an ostrich kick force. Ostriches have more power than you might think. An ostrich ...
i love you in spanish

12 Ways to Say “I Love You” in Spanish (Plus 7 Other Heartfelt Expressions)

Curious how to say "I love you" in Spanish? Here are 12 expressions to share how you feel, without embarrassing yourself. You'll learn differences between expressions so you can express yourself accurately. Perhaps you have a love of ...
do sharks have bones

Do Sharks Have Bones? Guide to Chondrichthyan Shark Cartilage

Sharks are known for their dorsal fin and teeth. But what about bones? Do sharks have bones? And how many? In this post, you'll learn about shark skeletons, teeth, and cartilage. While they can fossilize, sharks do not ...
what do elephants eat

What Do Elephants Eat? All 3 Species: Food, Water, Milk

Elephants can weigh +13,000 lb, the earth's largest land animal. What do elephants eat that helps them grow so large? Learn about the diet of all three species, plus the volume of food and water they consume daily ...
how long do elephants live

How Long do Elephants Live? Average Lifespan of African, Asian Species

Elephants are popular at zoos and on safari. How long do elephants live? In this post, we'll consider the lifespan of both Asian and African elephants in the wild and in captivity. African elephants live for 56-70 years ...
etruscan shrew

14 Etruscan Shrew Facts: World’s Smallest Mammal (Non-Flying)

The Etruscan shrew is an incredible little mammal. It is the smallest mammal in the world, aside from a tiny bat. What do we know about this jittery creature? How small are Etruscan shrews? Are they venomous? If ...
largest eagle in the world

9 Largest Eagles in the World: Biggest by Weight, Length, Wingspan

Eagles are large, powerful birds of prey. There are 68 species of eagles. In this post, you'll learn about the largest eagles in the world. The biggest eagles are sorted by weight, length, and wingspan. The largest eagle ...
types of eagles

68 Types of Eagles (4 Groups) Complete Guide to All Species

How many eagle species can you name? If you have lived in North America (like myself), perhaps the bald eagle comes to mind. In this post, you'll learn about all 68 species of eagles found around the world ...
rhinoceros beetle

22 Rhinoceros Beetle Facts: 1500 Species, Strength Rating

Rhinoceros beetles are certainly cool insects to look at. Both the longest and the heaviest beetles in the world are species of rhinoceros beetles. Where do rhino beetles live? Are they dangerous? How strong are rhino beetles? In ...
fastest animals in africa

13 Fastest Animals in Africa: Speeds, Facts, Photos

What are the fastest animals in Africa? In post, you'll learn about the fastest predators and prey, land and flying animals. They include wildebeests, ostriches, lions, cheetahs, and two birds. You'll find top speeds (imperial and metric) plus ...
what do rhinos eat

What Do Rhinos Eat? 5 Species Guide to Feeding Habits / Diets

What do rhinos eat? In this article, you'll learn about the eating habits of all 5 rhino species (white, black, Indian, Javan, and Sumatran). We'll also discuss additional questions about rhinoceros diets and eating habits. What do Rhinoceros ...

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