Travel Isn't Scary!

But it can look that way sometimes!!  Just in time for Halloween, I thought I'd post a few "scary" travel photos. Most times the scariest part of our trip is the flight...but sometimes we do encounter some scary stuff!  Luckily it's almost always scarier looking than it really is!  Enjoy our  gallery of "creepy"  (and sometimes crawly!) photos!

Happy Halloween!

Our daughter is amateur actress and here she really sells her terror at this enormous grasshopper...made of grass by our guides in Costa Rica! 

Our daughter is amateur actress and here she really sells her terror at this enormous grasshopper...made of grass by our guides in Costa Rica! 

(Find our Costa Rica Trip Report here)

One of the icons of scary on Halloween is the bat. This tiny bat in Costa Rica and his brethren were sleeping the day away on the wall of our eco lodge.  Lots of people find bats terrifying, but I think he's pretty cute, and most of them eat the bugs that are really scary!! 

One of the icons of scary on Halloween is the bat. This tiny bat in Costa Rica and his brethren were sleeping the day away on the wall of our eco lodge.  Lots of people find bats terrifying, but I think he's pretty cute, and most of them eat the bugs that are really scary!! 

Did someone say SCARY BUGS?! A spider in Costa Rica 

Did someone say SCARY BUGS?! A spider in Costa Rica 

Sharks!  This one was safely in a tank at the New England Aquarium in Boston. 

Sharks!  This one was safely in a tank at the New England Aquarium in Boston. 

As was this huge great white in the Sydney Aquarium, Sydney Australia 

As was this huge great white in the Sydney Aquarium, Sydney Australia 

(Find our Sydney Australia trip report here)

However there was no glass between us and these black finned sharks in Bora Bora...just a bit more scary! But we were advised by our local guide that they only eat dead things, so we should just keep swimming! 

However there was no glass between us and these black finned sharks in Bora Bora...just a bit more scary! But we were advised by our local guide that they only eat dead things, so we should just keep swimming! 

(see our Paul Gauguin Ship tour here)

We didn't even need to go far to see this scary site...a coyote in our back yard! They sound scary when they howl at night, but when we howl back, they run off every time!

We didn't even need to go far to see this scary site...a coyote in our back yard! They sound scary when they howl at night, but when we howl back, they run off every time!

Some people find snakes scary, but I know they are like most wild animals, shy and they try to avoid people. This one was at the Cypress Knee Swamp in Southwest FL 

Some people find snakes scary, but I know they are like most wild animals, shy and they try to avoid people. This one was at the Cypress Knee Swamp in Southwest FL 

(see our post about "real Florida" here)

Those Teeth! A leopard at Duma Tau camp in Botswana. The rule on safari is to stay in the truck, and these predators will ignore human visitors, while hunting.

Those Teeth! A leopard at Duma Tau camp in Botswana. The rule on safari is to stay in the truck, and these predators will ignore human visitors, while hunting.

More teeth! A lion at Duma Tau camp in Botswana

More teeth! A lion at Duma Tau camp in Botswana

Even more teeth!! a 15 foot croc in Tortuguero National Park in Costa Rica

Even more teeth!! a 15 foot croc in Tortuguero National Park in Costa Rica

 (find our Costa Rica Trip Report here)

Happy Halloween...hope your travels are safe and just scary enough to be interesting!