Dominic Monaghan on the WDHA Morning Jolt

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Back in March, Dom called into the WDHA Morning Jolt to talk with Kim & Jim about his career, his latest film, and his fascination with nature.

Catch up here: http://wdhafm.com/2016/03/23/dominic-monaghan-on-the-jolt/

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New TV show coming up with Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd!

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We’ve been seeing hints of this for a while now…

It looks like after Billy appeared on Dominic’s Wild Things show that we might be able to look forward to even more! Dominic Monaghan has just confirmed during interviews at the UK premiere of PET that there’s a new TV show coming up that he worked on together with Billy Boyd.

Travel / business of food show… sounds really good! From what I hear, it should be a project that’ll finally be revealed in 2017.

Wild Things season 3 US promo round

After the promo round in Canada Dom has been promoting the show all over the US! Here are some excerpts.

Yahoo TV Q&A

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Yahoo TV held a Q&A with Dom on Periscope, you can re-watch that here: https://www.periscope.tv/w/1MnxnAnqLAXJO

Interview with Nature World

Dominic Monaghan has some advice for all nature and travel enthusiasts: Step outside your comfort zone, there is nothing to be gained by playing things safe.

Although Monaghan doesn’t have a degree in biology or zoology, he has a passion and curiosity for wildlife he hopes to inspire in all those that watch his show. In an exclusive interview, Monaghan shares with Nature World News what drives his sense of adventure, what it like traveling all around the world, and some of the interesting animals and unique cultures he experiences.

To read the entire interview, go to http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/19516/20160125/dominic-monaghan-shares-ins-outs-being-world-traveler-video.htm

Today Show

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Dom brought some odd, scary, and cute animals with him!!

TV Weekly Now

“Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan” heads to Travel Channel with New Adventures – See more at: http://www.tvweeklynow.com/news-blogs/news-blogs-RicksPicks/wild-things-with-dominic-monaghan-heads-to-travel-channel-with-new-adventures.htm

The Marilyn Show

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Dom’s part starts at 36min into the video!

IMDB Asks

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Q&A session with Jerry O’Connell! As always, click the image link to view the full video in a new tab on the host website.

HuffPost Live

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Another video to watch… lots of fun stuff in there from Wild Things behind the scenes stories to Star Wars, LOTR, LOST and Leonardo DiCaprio.

There is also a separate story (no video) that HuffPost published in which Dom talks about his collection of David Bowie’s audition for LOTR, his spirit animals, etc.: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dominic-monaghan-lost_us_56a8bdeae4b0f6b7d54448e7

Wait! There’s even more! Continue reading

Wild Things season 2 airs on BBC Earth Brazil

newwildthingsIn Brazil the second season of Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan is currently airing on the BBC Earth channel: Wednesdays at 23h, with Thursday reruns at 10h56, and 17h28 (times GMT).

In this season, in the 3rd episode, Dominic also travels to Brazil (Manaus) and had a mission: to find the titan beetle, the largest beetle on Earth and very difficult to find due to its short lifetime. For the result of his expeditions in the jungle you’ll have to watch and find out!

Sourcehttp://acritica.uol.com.br/vida/Dominic-Monaghan-Senhor-Aneis-Manaus_0_1504649537.html

Go Away with Dominic Monaghan (who wouldn’t??) by Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Tribune just posted this article with one of the most enticing titles ever…

dom1Go away with … Dominic Monaghan

To read the complete article, please go to their website: http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/travel/sns-201601260000–tms–celebtrvctnct-a20160126-20160126-story.html

Q. What is your favorite vacation destination?

 

A. I like New Zealand, India, Thailand, Palau and Spain for culture, food, people, diving and friends and family.

 

Q. What are a few things you would recommend that tourists do there?

A. For New Zealand, head to Wellington, but then head for a trip around the South Island. You can’t beat its green rugged wilderness. In India, I like Goa. It’s a vegetarian food paradise and has great beaches. Head to the islands in Thailand, like Ko Samui or Ko Tao. Krabi is worth seeing and, if you want to splurge, Pimalai Resort and Spa. Palau is a scuba-diving mecca. Go enjoy the amazing wreck diving. Spain is rich in old European culture. Seville, Tarifa and Madrid are worth seeing, but I like Barcelona for the amazing buildings and tapas.

 

Q. What untapped destination should people know about?

 

A. Vejer de la Frontera is a gorgeous town on the southern tip of Spain that’s well worth seeing. The Greek islands deserve our love and have such a lovely pace of life and superb food. The quiet side of Crete and Kos are both nice. Laos and its capital, Vientiane, are untapped areas of Southeast Asia with friendly people, great food and superb opportunities to find animals.

Continued at The Chicago Tribune – can I just say I really enjoyed reading this article!

As always… have to promote Wild Things starting on the Travel Channel TOMORROW Wednesday 27th January 2016. Tune in, you won’t regret it! Follow Dom on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Periscope.

WIN a signed Wild Things DVD.. calling all Wild Things fans!

WildThingswithDominicMonaghan_DominicMonaghan_03Thanks to our dear friend Taffy, we’re giving away a SIGNED Wild Things DVD – signed by Dom himself of course!!

We can help Dom by making noise around his show premiering this week, Wednesday 27th on Travel Channel in the US. Everyone who promotes the show to friends, family, colleagues, strangers, followers between now and when the show airs, will qualify to win! 🙂

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Submit your promo results/proofs below, and also all RTs of following tweet will count! Let’s help get the word out about this awesome show so more people get to hear about it! I’ll get in touch with the winner by the end of this week! Who’s excited to watch the new season??

 

Get inspired by Dom’s travel recommendations

wild-things-dominic-monaghan-florida-snapping-turtle.jpg.rend.tccom.1280.960Thinking about where to go on your next holiday? Dominic shared some great destination tips with The Augusta Chronicle!

His biggest general travel tip: Get out of your comfort zone!

“For you to taste the fruit, you sometimes have to climb the mountain. … You really compromise what you’re seeing if you just walk into a zoo, because you’re seeing animals under duress. Yet, in the Uni­ted States, you’re never too far from nature with the national parks. Just take your family and go out into nature. It’s not necessarily all elephants and big encounters like that; it could be just sunsets, insects and other native creatures.”

Here are his best destinations for wildlife viewing experiences.
FLORIDA: “The Everglades is a beautiful part of any country,” Monaghan said, “and it is filled with lots of creatures, from alligators and insects to some pretty spectacular birds. The wildlife is just incredible.”

Famously dubbed the “River of Grass,” the slow-flowing marsh is one of the world’s most unique and fragile ecosystems. It’s also the largest remaining natural subtropical wilderness in North America. Alligators, anhingas and even the elusive Florida panther make their home just 45 minutes west of downtown Miami. For an up-close look, visit the Everglades Outpost Wildlife Refuge or Alligator Farm near Homestead; try an airboat ride; or see the Seminole tribe’s Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, which tells the tribe’s story, and Billie Swamp Safari, which offers a nature trail and airboat rides.

COSTA RICA: Monaghan suggests Costa Rica because of the native birds, insects, and other wildlife. “The variety is incredible,” he said. “And the infrastructure has improved, making it easier to get around. There are lots of rainforests in Costa Rica, but, unfortunately, they are being cut down, so people should definitely get there to see the animals as soon as possible.”

There are about 220 species of reptiles in Costa Rica, including 70 species of lizards and 120 species of snakes. There also are monkeys, bats, jaguars and anteaters, among other animals. The birds, however, are the real attraction, as almost 900 species have been recorded, which is more than in all of the U.S. and Canada combined.

KENYA: This is the place to really start pushing yourself, Monaghan said. “The weather is hot, but food is good, the people are wonderful and the wildlife is everywhere.”
The east African country is home to wildebeests, elephants, giraffes, hippos, warthogs, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas and much more. Many safari companies in the country offer guided tours. Expect to book a tour as much as a year out, and time your trip based on migrations.

AUSTRALIA: “I believe nine of the world’s most venomous snakes live there, and eight of the world’s most venomous spiders live there, too,” Monaghan said. He said Australia doesn’t look big on maps, probably because most map-makers have never been there, but “there is just a lot to see; it’s a huge country.” More than 80 percent of Australia’s plants, mammals, reptiles and frogs are unique to the continent. Some of the best-known animals are the kangaroo, koala, echidna, dingo, platypus, wallaby and wombat.

MADAGASCAR: “The animals there are nowhere else on planet Earth,” Monaghan said. “There are some very bizarre creatures and some very pristine forests that afford incredible opportunities to see animals. It truly is a magical country.”

According to the World Wildlife Fund, the island developed its own distinct ecosystems and wildlife since splitting from the African continent an estimated 160 million years ago.
Approximately 95 percent of Madagascar’s reptiles, 89 percent of its plant life and 92 percent of its mammals exist nowhere else on Earth. Some of those animals include several species of lemur, in addition to flying foxes, narrow-striped mongooses, chameleons, geckos, tomato frogs and many insects. The coral reefs off the coast are home to a wide variety of sea life.

Still not convinced or you need some time to save up the money? Dom visits some of these awesome destinations in this new season of Wild Things, let him take you there! Don’t forget to watch Wild Things starting THIS WEEK (27th January 2016) on the Travel Channel in the US!

Sourcehttp://chronicle.augusta.com/life/travel/2016-01-23/wild-things-host-dominic-monaghan-shares-his-favorite-destinations-wildlife