Archive for the ‘Antarctica’ Category

Lost Girl of the Week: Nancy Yeomans

Lost Girl of the Week: Nancy Yeomans
Nancy Yeomans has run more than 20 marathons, as well as countless shorter distances, all around the world.  She can be found living and running in Newburyport, Massachusetts when she is not traveling.  Nancy is an Air Traffic Controller by day and a Travel Agent by ‘moonlight’. *** I’ve...
February 19th, 2010 | Adventure Travel, Antarctica, Asia, Fitness & Workouts, Greece, Lost Girl of the Week, New Zealand, Peru, Travel Philosophy | Read More

Happy Feet?

Happy Feet?
A trip to Antarctica is like the real-life version of Animal Planet: Where else in the world can you sail past seals sleeping on ice bergs or plop down on a snowy beach where curious penguins climb right onto your lap? Thus far all of our wildlife spottings have been the warm and cuddly kind-until our...
June 4th, 2008 | Adventure Travel, Antarctica, Volunteering & Giving Back, Websites and Blogs, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Taking the Polar Plunge

Taking the Polar Plunge
Maybe we were on a natural high after surviving the Drake Passage, or maybe all that fresh Antarctic air went straight to our heads, but almost every passenger on our voyage took a (polar) plunge and joined the Antarctic Swim Team. As our ship headed to Whaler’s Bay, Deception Island, in the South...
May 15th, 2008 | Adventure Travel, Antarctica, Cruise, Extras, Lost Girls, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Antarctica’s Rite of Passage

Antarctica’s Rite of Passage
The continent’s remote location isn’t the only challenge to setting foot on Antarctica-it’s also protected by the 500-mile wide Drake Passage carrying the world’s most turbulent waters. But ignorance was definitely bliss for all Antarctica virgins on board as our group of about...
May 5th, 2008 | Adventure Travel, Antarctica, Cruise, Extras, Lost Girls | Read More

Antarctica: A long way down

Antarctica: A long way down
Ushuaia is known as both del fin del mundo (translation: the end of the world) and the beginning of the journey to Antarctica from South America. Convicts helped construct its streets, bridges, and buildings after the Argentinean government built a jail here in the early 1900s. Officials figured wannabe-escape...
April 20th, 2008 | Adventure Travel, Antarctica, Argentina, Fitness & Workouts, Packing & Wardrobe, Planning | Read More

Gear Gone Missing

Gear Gone Missing
One of my favorite things about blogging is the cool people you meet through the web. One such woman is Wendy Ferguson a fellow travel-lover and New Yorker who recently returned from Antarctica. When Wendy (pictured here) read that I was heading to the South Pole as well, she went beyond giving me travel...
April 17th, 2008 | Adventure Travel, Air, Antarctica, Cruise, Packing & Wardrobe | Read More

Antarctica: The Final Frontier

Antarctica: The Final Frontier
The South Pole was on the top of my travel wish list, and I finally made it to the bottom of the world. There’s been some debate about whether the tourism boom is good or bad for The Ice (just 6,750 people traveled to the South Pole in ’92/’93, compared to about 40,000 this year, according...
March 30th, 2008 | Adventure Travel, Antarctica, Cruise, Wildlife & Animals | Read More