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Dream Trip: Antarctica

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Antarctica is a dream trip for many due in large part to how remote it is. It's also a very special place, one of the few virtually untouched by man. There are many reasons to love a trip to Antarctica, but these are some of my favorites.
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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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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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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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There are several types of seals in Antarctica, including the Antarctic Fur Seal. Once hunted for their hides, the fur seals are now thriving in Antarctica and number in the many millions. Part of the reason for this population explosion is...
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A popular option for those who want to avoid the time and nausea associated with crossing the Drake Passage, fly-cruises to Antarctica feature the best of Antarctic exploration. Passengers fly from Punta Arenas, Chile directly to Frei Station,...
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For anyone taking a fly-cruise to Antarctica, Frei Station is their first introduction to the 7th continent. Adjacent to an air strip, it is here where many start their exploration of Antarctica. A Chilean base, Frei is located on the South...
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Penguins, penguins, penguins. They are everywhere in Antarctica and it doesn’t take long to become immune to their cute and almost human ways. But what is never lost is the magic of standing in the midst of a massive penguin colony, listening to...
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Approaching the Chilean Army Base O’Higgins Station in Antarctica, I couldn’t help but marvel at its isolation. Hard to reach even by Antarctic terms, O’Higgins is home to around 40 people in the summer and a scant 16 during the harsh winter...