By Erika Owen
January 26, 2016
adventures of Calico

Chances are, Calico the Hedgehog looks better in her travel photos than you do—mainly because she's an entirely adorable exotic animal. For years, Calico has been traveling around the country taking in the sights and sharing them with a doting Instagram community of more than 83,000 people. A lot of her shots feature the picturesque backgrounds of national parks and other national landmarks we've all come to know and love.

Our favorite: a straight-forward composition of hedgehog and gum wall (the infamous tourist attraction that recently got its first cleaning in 20 years). One things for sure: no one should go through life without basking in the glory that is a hedgehog hanging out in a field of flowers at Glacier National Park.

Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.