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There are a few places on Earth that are an absolute must visit for me. Antarctica is one of them. It's wild and frozen beauty is, in my eyes, paradise.
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Goudier Island,Wiencke Island, Antarctica
I was mesmerized by the icebergs in Antarctica- each unique like a snowflake. But in addition to beautiful looks, they also had a personality which is what I think drew them to me the most. An iceberg is a large piece of freshwater ice that has...
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Visiting Antarctica is on many people's bucket list. I am fortunate to have traveled there to witness first hand the awesome beauty. My trip on a small expedition ship included stops in Antarctica, the Falkland Islands, and South Georgia Island....
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Antarctica
They own this part of the globe, and maybe that’s why it’s so special. It may be one of the last places on earth where man hasn’t taken over. A world where humans are not the center of attention – that’s exactly what draws me here. The wildlife in...
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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...
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The first two days on the ship I think I went to at least 5 kayak meetings; safety briefings, mud room loading and unloading, gear fittings, and a ‘weeding out’ meeting. I didn’t have the experience required and I was ready to back out. The last...
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Not your typical beach destination, believe it or not Antarctica does have some beautiful, if not rocky beaches. Antarctica is often known as being incredibly cold, which is true – in the Austral winter. But in the summer months that last from...
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Antarctica
Shackleton had this hut built in 1908 at Cape Royds - the western tip of Ross Island - as a part of his Nimrod Expedition. I was privileged to walk back in time with a visit to this amazing 100 year old wooden hut in 2012. Due to ongoing...
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Climb into a sturdy kayak for a polar safari, where you encounter the ice and its creatures such as the Crabeater seal, up close. Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic experts were the first to pioneer kayaking in the polar regions, which means...
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Excerpt from a daily report aboard National Geographic Explorer on February 23, 2013. Just off shore, in deeper water, lay the massive rotting tabular bergs that may stay locked up in the sea ice for years as they bounce around the Weddell Sea. In...
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Penguin behavior is endlessly fascinating. In the Antarctic spring, hundreds of Gentoo penguins parade before us, reestablishing their bonds, mating, staking their claim, and thievishly stealing stones from one another for their nests. And you are...
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It is a surreal moment when you are The Most Southern Person on Earth. You will be standing on a 3-kilometer slab of ice at 2,800 meters in altitude, posing next to a USA flag and comfortable new building.... You can dance around the world, hug...
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During the dark Antarctica sea ice freezes in sheets radiating out from the continent. And when the southern-hemisphere summer months of November and December arrive, icemaster captains with an abundance of experience and a ship with a...