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

Potential Landing sites in Antarctica & The South Shetlands

Wondering exactly where you go when you join an Antarctica expedition? Although explorers in the past had a plan A in mind, they were prepared to change course because they knew they were going to unexplored places on Earth. In the same spirit today, traveling as a polar explorer on expeditions to … [Read more...] about Potential Landing sites in Antarctica & The South Shetlands

What’s excluded in an Antarctica Expedition?

What’s excluded in an Antarctica Expedition?  You have been thinking about joining an Antarctica voyage for a while, but are curious of what exactly is extra, or additional to the rate you are paying? We are happy to explain these below! Remember that there are different ships going down to … [Read more...] about What’s excluded in an Antarctica Expedition?

Transitioning to Antarctica: What It’s Like to Sail the Drake

It was the raviolis that broke me. “If I have to throw up, where should I do that?” I asked Andy, one of the three crew members aboard our 19-day sailing expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula. Nonplussed, he pointed outside. I nodded, but didn’t get up. It seemed unlikely that I’d be able to … [Read more...] about Transitioning to Antarctica: What It’s Like to Sail the Drake

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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