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
Punta Arenas, Chile, a port city in the Magallanes region of Chilean Patagonia, is the second most important access point to Antarctica in South America. Antarctica voyages depart here to the South Shetland Islands via charter flight. A colorful town along the coast, Punta Arenas is the perfect … [Read more...] about 24 Hours in Punta Arenas
A Day in the Life Your Expedition Leader will wake you up in the morning, coordinate navigation details with the bridge and meal times with the hotel manager, plan shore activities with the Expedition Team…In brief, you will see the EL run up and down the ship, drive zodiacs, welcome … [Read more...] about A Day in the Life of an Expedition Leader
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
Is Antarctica worth it? 5 questions probably on your mind Committing to an Antarctic adventure is no joke. No matter how you slice it, it’s more expensive than most other travels. You could literally spend months in certain places throughout Asia, Africa or South America for the same amount … [Read more...] about Committing To An Antarctica Adventure Is No Joke
This is a question we frequently receive from travelers. After all, you are going to the coldest, highest, driest, windiest place on the planet, right? Fear not, packing to travel to the Antarctic Peninsula and surrounding areas is not as daunting as you might think. When packing for … [Read more...] about How do I pack for Antarctica?
Now, more than 100 years after the first person reached the South Pole, modern day explorers continue to push the limits of human resilience and endurance with new Antarctic exploration challenges. Some expeditions are solo, some are on skis, some employ bicycles, but all require incredible physical … [Read more...] about Modern Antarctic Explorers
In addition to penguins and seals, Antarctica is home to research stations and bases belonging to 29 countries. Some of the bases are open year-round, while others are just open during the summer months (usually from October-March). Many of the first bases were established by nations nearby to the … [Read more...] about People on Antarctica? Learn about some Antarctic bases!