Dinosaur hunting in the Badlands, Canada

Dinosaur Provincial Park, Canada - photo by Rob McFarland
Dinosaur Provincial Park, Canada – photo by Rob McFarland

Escape travel section, Australia – Jan 29, 2012

You’d expect the place where more fossils have been found than any other single location in the world to be hermetically sealed in a giant bubble and surrounded by armed guards and tripwires.

But here I am, roaming around a World Heritage site, idly poking things with a wet finger to see if I’ve found a fossil (fossils feel sticky, rocks don’t).

I’m supervised, of course, by our infectiously enthusiastic tour leader, Erika, but it’s amazing and pleasantly surprising that a tour such as this exists. This is what transports 75 million-year-old history out of stuffy museums and into the open air and makes it interesting and exciting.

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Published by Rob McFarland

Hi! I'm an award-winning travel writer who divides his time between Sydney, the US and Europe. I regularly speak at travel events and have helped hundreds of aspiring travel writers, PR professionals and tourism operators through my writing courses.

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