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
A continental landing is one of the top moments on any Antarctica voyage, as it’s the moment you actually set foot on the Antarctic Peninsula. Neko Harbour is an inlet on Andvord Bay, and it’s a continental landing, as it’s connected to the Antarctic Peninsula. With its massive active glacier, … [Read more...] about My continental landing – Neko Harbour
If what you are looking for is an experience that brings you as close as possible to the immensity and pristineness of Antarctica, kayaking is for you! This adventure activity is usually offered as part of an entire package and is limited to only a small number of participants on each trip (no … [Read more...] about Kayaking in Antarctica
Every day during my Antarctic Circle expedition started with a delightful breakfast aboard the MH Minerva. After getting stuffed and then changing into my “landing” clothes, I went downstairs to Basecamp, located on the third floor to board the zodiacs. By 8:30 am we were cruising through the frigid … [Read more...] about My landing at Horseshoe Island
Southern Patagonia, and especially the Andes mountain range, has an extremely changeable and unstable climate. Within hours, you can feel intense heat when the sun shines directly on you and in minutes you can be under intense rain, with very low temperatures and strong winds. This makes it very … [Read more...] about How to Pack & Dress for Tierra del Fuego
Co-owner Quixote Expeditions & Polar Citizen Science Collective Chair of the Board of Trustees We are lucky to have interesting friends in the world of Antarctic travel, and Laura Smith is definitely one of those people. Laura co-owns Quixote Expeditions with her husband Federico, where they … [Read more...] about Spotlight: Laura Smith & the Polar Citizen Science Collective
As the last unpopulated continent, Antarctica is a land of great mystique. Tales of epic adventures and misguided expeditions fuel a romanticized vision of the world’s southernmost terrain. For the bold travelers headed there, reading up about the history of Antarctic exploration will contextualize … [Read more...] about 8 books to read before your trip to Antarctica!