This elegant penguin species is the largest of them all, and it is sometimes confused with the King Penguin because of their similar appearance. Emperors are also the hardest penguin species to encounter, as they live inland from the coast in the mostly icy, inaccessible Weddell Sea region. Emperor … [Read more...] about Emperor penguins on the White Continent
If you are thinking about joining an Arctic expedition, you may be wondering where you should go and what the options are. The Arctic spans one–sixth of the area of the Earth, featuring some of the most wild, untamed and majestic landscapes. The most popular destinations for Arctic expeditions … [Read more...] about Arctic destinations: what are the options?
Every summer more and more adventurers visit the marvelous places Patagonia has to offer. Torres del Paine National Park in Chile and Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina are often at the top of their list when they plan their trekking destinations. Nevertheless, very few travelers have had the … [Read more...] about Exploring the Chilean Fjords
WHAT TO DO WHILE IN PATAGONIA? EL CHALTÉN, SANTA CRUZ – ARGENTINA El Chaltén is a small town located within Los Glaciares National Park in the province of Santa Cruz. It is a popular destination for climbers and hikers from all around the world. Its many trails lead you to fantastic views of … [Read more...] about WHAT TO DO WHILE IN PATAGONIA? – El Chaltén
Our lovely expedition leader welcomed the day with her enthusiastic morning call at 7:00am through the PA system informing us about weather conditions outside: Temperature: 1ºC, Wind: 29 knots. A little windy, but still safe to make our first landing. Even though it was cozy and warm in the cabin, … [Read more...] about What is a day like in Antarctica?
If you have come this far, you don’t want to miss visiting Tierra del Fuego National Park, just about 20 km away from the city center of Ushuaia. Although the most common way to get there is by taking a half-day guided tour, you have the possibility of visiting it on your own by taking a shuttle bus … [Read more...] about What to do at Tierra del Fuego National Park
Three hikes to Enjoy the Fall Colors in Ushuaia In March, here in Ushuaia, we welcome the colorful season of autumn. As leaves start to turn golden and temperatures lower, nature marvels both visitors and locals alike. Autumn is a perfect time to go outdoors and enjoy the many half-day or full … [Read more...] about Three hikes to Enjoy the Fall Colors in Ushuaia
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!