Willow Park Zoo

Willow Park Zoo is a cute little zoo located in Logan, Utah. The entrance fee is $2.50 for adults and $1.50 for children ages 3-11. Children under 3 are free. Though the majority of the animals are birds, there are a lot of awesome animals that I’ve never seen in person before. If you love nature and wildlife then you’ll appreciate and enjoy this small, humble zoo. It’s a quite peaceful place to visit.

I was especially excited to see an enclosure for the Kinkajou, my favorite animal, but was disappointed that the Kinkajou wasn’t in the enclosure at the time I visited.

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Next to the Kinkajou enclosure was an enclosure for Capuchin monkeys. One Capuchin was at the top of the enclosure eating bugs off of a tree next to the enclosure.

Beautiful Peacocks roam freely in the zoo and I was surprised to learn that they make a honking sound. I tried to capture them honking on video but every time I hit the record button the peacocks would stop! It’s as if they knew…

The zoo is home to a Bald Eagle who was injured and can no longer fly. A very beautiful creature to see in person. The zoo is also home to a raccoon, an albino porcupine, a yak, an elk, coyotes, bobcats, and a reindeer, among many other animals.

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The reindeer was quite a character! He started doing relay laps back and forth along the fence enclosure while my friend and I were trying to snap a picture of him. I guess he had to stay fit for his yearly trip around the world with Santa! 🎅

If you’re in the area and you have kids, stop by and visit this zoo for some good family fun. The kids will have a good time and you’ll get a relaxing couple of hours.

The guest shop is very small. It has a lot of handmade items made by locals. There were some adorable knitted caps for kids in the shape of animals. I wanted to help out but I didn’t have a lot of money to spend when I visited so I purchased a bunch of stickers for $1 each. Any little bit helps, right?

I’ll be visiting the zoo again in the near future to see that Kinkajou!

Until next time. Be safe and happy travels!

Yakety Yak, don't talk back!

Yakety Yak, don’t talk back!

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Have You Committed A Misdemeanor While Abroad?

Last night, as I was researching my next trip, I came across the government’s travel site. The site has travel information for every country, including entry requirements and safety information. Some of you may know I’m a bit obsessed with Croatia, so I started looking at the information for Croatia before looking at the information for my trip to Australia. And that’s when I discovered it…

I committed a misdemeanor when I visited Croatia!

Here’s an excerpt from the entry requirements:
“All foreign citizens must register with the local police within 24 k1o2o491r8z0r3lgxz93.png.resize.710x399hours of arrival and inform them of any change in their address. If you are staying in a hotel or in accommodations rented through an accommodation company, the hotelier or accommodation company will register you automatically. Failure to register is a misdemeanor offense; some U.S. citizens have been fined for failing to register.”

I’ve been to this site many times, how did I miss this?!?

I know I didn’t register in 2006 when I visited the first time. I stayed with my friend’s mother so I definitely committed a misdemeanor then. My second visit was in 2013 and I stayed in hostels. As mentioned in the excerpt above, hotels will register you, but do hostels? I’ll have to look into that!

So, when you’re planning your next trip, be sure to carefully check the entry requirements so that you don’t make the same mistake I made!

Be safe and happy travels!

Kamenita Vrata

This stone gate is more like a little alcove. It is simple yet nice and there is a shrine where people pray. There’s also a sort of open-air chapel inside where people worship. I’m Christian, but not Catholic so I haven’t prayed or worshipped there but it has a very reverent and peaceful presence.

There is a “thank you” wall where people have expressed their thanks and feelings on stones or plaques placed in/on the wall which are nice to read. I’ve walked through it on both of my trips to Croatia and have enjoyed it each time.

I’ll add photos soon.