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Dena Haines

Hi, I'm Dena Haines. And I'm co-founder of Storyteller Travel. I love to cover food, animals, and destinations around the world.

I also blog about photography at ClickLikeThis.

43 Galapagos Penguin Facts: Tropical Guide (Spheniscus mendiculus)

Tropical penguins? Yes! In this post, you’ll learn 43 Galapagos penguin facts, including adaptations to keep cool, habits and habitats, when and where to see them, and more. Plus lots of photos and videos of this amazing warm water penguin. Travel tip: If you’re traveling to the Galapagos, you should bring a camera with a …

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44 African Grey Parrot Facts (Complete Guide) Talkative Congo Grey Parrot

African grey parrots are famous for their intelligence and vocabulary. In this post, you’ll learn 44 African grey parrot facts, including differences between Timneh and Congo greys, ranges, diet, speaking ability, lifespan, appearance and more. Plus lots of photos, videos and resources. Guide to the African Grey Parrot Polly want a cracker? African grey parrots are …

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5 Ways to Remove a Tick Head That Broke Off (Humans, Dogs, Cats)

So a tick bit you. And you quickly removed it – but it’s head broke off. Now what!!?? In this post, you’ll learn how to remove a tick head after the body is gone. I include tick removal methods for humans and dogs. Plus some things you should never do. And we’ll answer some common …

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25 Red-footed Booby Facts: Color Morphs, Tree Clinging Webbed Feet… (Sula sula)

Red footed boobies are one of the most unique birds that you’ll find in the Galapagos Islands. In this post, you’ll learn 25 red-footed booby facts about color morphs, three subspecies, unique features, range, size, and more. Plus lots of photos and videos. Travel tip: If you’re traveling to the Galapagos, you should bring a camera with …

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9 Best Luggage Scales for International Travelers (Buyers Guide) Digital, Manual, Electronic

We’ve all been there. Balancing our huge bag on the bathroom scale and trying to see the weight. Then frantically moving stuff between bags at the airport to meet their weight limits. In this post, you’ll learn how to weigh your luggage with these best luggage scales. They are light, accurate, and surprisingly inexpensive. Guide …

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28 Swallow-tailed Gull Facts: World’s Only Fully Nocturnal Gull and Seabird

Curious to learn about these nocturnal seabirds with night vision? In this post, you’ll learn 28 facts about the swallow-tailed gull, found primarily in the Galapagos Islands. We include diet, size, mating, range, and how they manage to hunt at night. Plus, just what do their red eye rings mean? Let’s get started! Travel tip: If …

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22 Galapagos Hawk Facts: Diet, Range, Size, Population… (Buteo galapagoensis)

In this guide, you’ll learn 22 facts about the Galapagos hawk. They include diet, range, size, endangered status, mating habits and more. Curious about which islands the Galapagos hawks live on? And if they are hard to photograph? I cover all this and more, plus photos and up-close videos. Travel tip: If you’re traveling to …

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45 Emerald Tree Boa Facts (Guide to Both Species) Diet, Habitat, Babies, Photos, Pets

Interested in the emerald tree boa? In this post, you’ll learn 45 emerald tree boa facts – about both species. Including their diet, range, giving birth (yes – with a video!), and much more. Plus lots of photos. Safety tip: While emerald tree boas aren’t usually aggressive to humans (more below), it’s a good idea …

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36 Harpy Eagle Facts: World’s Most Powerful Eagle (Harpia harpyja)

Looking for details about the magnificent harpy eagle? In this post, you’ll find 36 harpy eagle facts, including size, strength, talons, range and more. Plus tons of photos and videos. As you go eagle spotting, don’t forget a pair of binoculars and a good camera with a zoom lens. These will increase the odds of spotting …

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31 Pygmy Marmoset Facts: Guide to Finger Monkeys (Cebuella pygmaea)

Are finger monkeys real? Yes they are! In this post, you’ll learn 31 pygmy marmoset facts with a focus on wild finger monkeys (that live in Ecuador). We also cover common questions about keeping finger monkeys as pets. Plus tons of photos and videos. Travel tip: If you’re traveling to the Amazon basin (and want to …

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