The “Don’t Forget” List for Antarctica

Packing for an Antarctica expedition can be a daunting task. You need to think about your time in South America, where it’s summer, and then think about all the layers you need in frigid Antarctica. We have a great general Packing List that you can check out, but we wanted to dig a little deeper … [Read more...] about The “Don’t Forget” List for Antarctica

Photographic Tips for Antarctica: An interview with Leandro Herrainz

Leandro Herrainz was born in Mendoza but has spent most of his life in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego. After university, he became a local guide and continued to explore the mountains and rivers of the island that he loves. He has dedicated his time to many different areas: snowboard instructor, fishing … [Read more...] about Photographic Tips for Antarctica: An interview with Leandro Herrainz

Antarctic Seasons

Summer has come to a close in the Southern hemisphere and autumn is beginning to color Southern Patagonia with its reds, oranges, and yellows.Meanwhile, in the Northern hemisphere, spring is in full bloom. But what about Antarctica? Does the White Continent have seasons? The earth’s tilt is … [Read more...] about Antarctic Seasons

What’s it like to travel to Antarctica by cruise ship versus sailboat?

We sat down with Laura Smith, the co-owner with husband Federico, of Quixote Expeditions and sailboat “The Ocean Tramp.” We got a firsthand look at the boat and were able to ask her a few questions about sailing south. Afterward she gave a great tour of Ocean Tramp and showed us how everything works … [Read more...] about What’s it like to travel to Antarctica by cruise ship versus sailboat?

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