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Alicia Lawrence was born and raised in Alaska, and has traveled around the world seeking adventure. She’s ridden in a dog sled, climbed over the Roman ruins, got lost in Venice, sang on the Swiss Alps, built a house in Mexico, walked over volcanos in Hawaii, and visited more museums then she can count.
Alicia graduated summa cum laude from Liberty University in 2012 with three degrees in public relations, broadcasting, and journalism. She’s volunteered for numerous non-profits, including Indigenous People’s Technology and Education Center and Special Olympics Virginia. Her senior year she founded Forty-Eight, a charity film competition that brought together film students to help make promotional videos for local charities.
Alicia is a health enthusiast and writes for numerous blogs in the beauty and health genre. She also won Miss Alaska Sweetheart Sr. in high school and enjoys helping others not only look beautiful on the outside but also find their inner beauty.
After college, Alicia married her best friend and she currently works at a tech company as a content coordinator.

The Kangaroo Sanctuary In Alice Springs, Australia

(Photo Credit: The Kangaroo Sanctuary)

(Photo Credit: The Kangaroo Sanctuary)

If you watch BBC2, you might have heard of Brolga, the star of Kangaroo Dundee, and his baby kangaroo rescue centre in Alice Springs, Australia.

Over 25 red kangaroos roam freely within this 90-acre wildlife preserve. Glimpse wildlife in an extraordinary way by taking a guided bus tours so you can see them up close. Each excursion lasts about two-and-a-half hours, so there’s a strong chance you’ll get to see these interesting creatures in their native environments. The guided sunset tour happens on Wednesday through Friday. The Sanctuary does close from December 1 to February 1 every year for rehabilitation.

The next step in an ongoing conservation process involves building a hospital on the grounds. If you’re not able to visit in person, it’s still possible to donate to the cause online via PayPal.

The Kangaroo Sanctuary

Photo Credit: The Kangaroo Sanctuary

Taking time to study the animal kingdom while traveling is a great way to educate your kids while also having fun. It also makes it easy to set a good example by choosing to spend your money at facilities that are making a direct impact in conservation and community efforts.

For more information about the Kangaroo Sanctuary, check out their Facebook page and website. You can also contact the Kangaroo Sanctuary by emailing brolga@kangaroosanctuary.com or mailing your letter to P.O. Box 4921, Alice Springs, NT, 0871.

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