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5 Places Where the World’s Cutest Animals Have it All Figured Out

If pigs could fly, they’d hop a plane to one of these five destinations. From an island of bunnies to a festival where it’s very good to be a dog, here’s where to go if you’re in the market for cuteness overload.

How far would you travel to swim with a family of tropical pigs? Or be swarmed by a herd of fluffy bunnies? If your answer is “to the ends of the earth,” then keep reading. Here are five unique animal experiences you can only have by traveling. Don’t forget to pack some extra treats.


By Jamie Ditaranto

Jamie Ditaranto is a traveler in a love triangle with writing and photography. Follow the drama on Twitter @jamieditaranto and Instagram @jamieditaranto.

Ditaranto joined SmarterTravel in 2015. She loves ecotourism, cities with history, and discovering local hangouts. Though she likes all the continents equally, she holds a special place in her heart for rainy little islands.

Her work has also appeared online at USA Today, Huffington Post, Business Insider, and other publications. You can check out her photography on her website.

The Handy Item I Always Pack: "My instant camera comes in handy for giving instant gifts to new friends."

Ultimate Bucket List Experience: "Befriending penguins in Antarctica."

Travel Motto: "You have to get the hard places out of the way first."

Aisle, Window, or Middle Seat: "On short flights, the window. For long flights, the aisle."

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