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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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Paradise Bay, Antarctica
The Antarctic weather was unpredictable and often inhospitable throughout our 1-week expedition cruise. Dramamine came in really handy the last day as we sailed the Gerlach Straight. I popped them like candy before cautiously eating dinner. Just a...
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Brisk winds whipped the chill factor to 11 degrees and below as shifting ice, spastic snowstorms and remote conditions readjusted itineraries daily on the Antarctica expedition. But no one seemed to mind when Mother Nature took the helm. Every...
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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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McMurdo Station, Antarctica
Ah yes the Emperor penguins. They may walk funny on land but at sea they can dive up to 1,850 feet (565 meters) deeper than any other bird, and stay under for more than 20 minutes. They are the largest of their species standing about 4 feet (1.2...
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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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Getting to the White Continent isn't easy. Ask anyone. So after a 3 day sail from South Georgia Island with nonstop 30 foot waves and seasickness that had me begging for mercy, this little guy welcomed me into his world of solitude and stillness....
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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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Antarctica
Wish I could have picked one and brought it home just to show the color! Amazing what nature "grows"! The small ship experience is the way to see Antarctica. Exploring through the icebergs in a Zodiac raft on a clear day is some unforgettable...
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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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Antarctica
No one could have ever imagined that one day there would be a tourist shop here, selling T-shirts and maps, fleece jackets and bumper stickers. But today there is, at this renovated former British refuge hut. Roughly half of the 30,000 who visit...
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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...