Seeing animals in their natural habitats is a thread that runs through the lives and travels of Livonia, Mich., residents Dan and Jill Pavlat. Both retired early to fully embrace traveling (Dan was an engineering manager at Ford and Jill a law firm manager). Today, they are both Detroit Zoo docents. Jill has camped through Nepal … where she first saw an Asian rhino; together, they camped through the virgin jungle of the Amazon … where they were awakened by monkeys scampering across the canopy. Trips are often a bit adventurous too – Galapagos, Yellowstone in the winter, and bareboat sailing in Tahiti and Greece. But the animals are always a highlight!