Global Grasshopper, an award-winning blog for independent travelers, has undertaken a mission to help some favorite animal sanctuaries get exposure for all of the hard work they’re doing, and at the same time help travelers find exciting animal sanctuaries to visit. As our readers are aware, we’ve posted several pet-friendly and animal-friendly articles in the past, and have alluded to the fact that several of us here in the AMAC Foundation are partial to pets. Consequently, we found the Global Grasshopper initiative on this mission to be both interesting and commendable.

With this week’s post, we are helping to spread the word by sharing Global Grasshopper’s in-depth guide on the best animal sanctuaries to visit around the world. More ethical than zoos, sanctuaries make a great stop on a traveling trip and, in fact, some rescues have even been founded by former travelers. The guide presents just a few of the amazing and inspirational not-for-profit animal rescues, sanctuaries, and shelters (in no particular order) located all over the world–destinations offering opportunities for an interesting and very heart-warming visit. Many of these centers are also actively seeking volunteers, which is a great opportunity for those seeking a more rewarding travel experience. Alternatively, watch a virtual sanctuary tour, follow them on social media…or even adopt one of the residents! 

So, whether you are a backpacker, a flashpacker, or just prefer to holiday away from the crowds, follow along for travel inspiration for the road less traveled. Click here to view the guide:

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