It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Antarctica made my list of ‘wow’ travel moments, it’s one of those few destinations that seems to inspire everyone who visits. The signature moment for me while on a fly-cruise to the seventh continent was when I got to see massive icebergs in person. Of course everyone expects to see endless ice when visiting Antarctica, but to witness the stark and powerful icebergs floating by just a few meters away is truly a personally transformative experience.
I experienced Antarctica on a fly-cruise, a way to see Antarctica without sailing through the Drake Passage. The advantages are that passengers save considerable time and avoid most of the nausea inducing moments that make the Drake so infamous.