The Radar: Hug a Koala, Green Your Road Trip, Name That Mystery Landmark

  • At the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane, Australia, visitors can get up close and personal with 130 protected koala bears. Under the supervision of a handler, visitors can hold one of the cute and cuddly bears in their arms and even snap a photo together. After your koala hug, try another wildlife encounter offered by the sanctuary: feed a kangaroo, hold a snake, or pet sheep dogs. [The Circumference]
  • Road trips can be green by following a few easy steps. For example, consider joining the Better World Club, an environmentally friendly auto club that provides maps of eco-driving routes, deals on eco-friendly vehicle rentals, and an outlet to purchase carbon offsets. [Perceptive Travel]
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is giving away flights to 20 “secret cities.” Every day now through April 24, KLM will tweet (from @KLM) a link to photos of a secret landmark. Identify and pinpoint the landmark on KLM’s Secret City map. The winner of the day will be the person who comes the closest to the exact location of the mystery landmark. Time to brush up on your geography and play. [SandWagon]

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  1. Kenna
    United States
    June 25, 2012, 10:33 pm

    Koalas are not bears; they are marsupials. Lone Pine is quite fantastic, however, for viewing and holding these interesting creatures.