In less than three weeks I will be embarking on a three-week trip to North America, where I will visit six cities in western USA and Canada. The first week will be spent in Portland, where I am attending (and presenting at ) a conference. The second two weeks will be spent touring with my partner, visiting a number of zoos and aquaria in Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles. We will also be visiting a couple of National Parks and doing some other wildlife watching activities, as well as a couple of theme parks, museums and other general tourist stuff. The zoos I will definitely visit include: -Oregon Zoo -Woodland Park Zoo -Vancouver Aquarium -San Francisco Zoo -San Diego Zoo -San Diego Zoo Safari Park -San Diego Sea World -Los Angeles Zoo The zoos I might visit include: -Monterey Bay Aquarium (unlikely to have time) -California Academy of Sciences (seems very expensive) If there are any other zoos/aquaria, natural history museums or wildlife watching places in or around these cities you think I should consider visiting please let me know. Especially in Portland, where I will have a fair bit of spare time.