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How to Plan a Trip to Antarctica- Things to Consider When Choosing an Antarctica Cruise

A trip to Antarctica is without a doubt a bucket list worthy experience. From towering icebergs and majestic glaciers, to close encounters with an extraordinary amount of wildlife, Antarctica will fill even the most seasoned of travellers with wonder. The far-off, remote location, and the high cost of travel to Antarctica, mean that the White...

2 Weeks in Patagonia- Our Itinerary for Adventure in Argentina & Chile

I’ve always thought of Patagonia as the quintessential destination for adventure travel. With wild, windswept landscapes of rocky mountains, sprawling ice sheets, turquoise lakes, and vast treeless plains, there’s an endless amount of far-flung places to explore. Visiting Patagonia had long been a dream of mine, and as a lover of nature and remote locations,...

Hiking Queen’s Garden Navajo Loop Trail- Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

I’ve always enjoyed hiking in geologically interesting landscapes, so it’s no surprise that I was captivated by the Queen’s Garden Navajo Loop trail in Bryce Canyon National Park.  As we hiked along this popular route, we were surrounded by some of Bryce Canyon’s most remarkable scenery, from uniquely shaped hoodoos to colossal rust-coloured rock walls....

Hiking in Tierra del Fuego National Park- How to See the Park on Foot

Tierra del Fuego National Park (Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego) is the southernmost national park in Argentina and one of the top attractions near Ushuaia, the world’s most southern city. The park is known for its coastal scenery, subantarctic forest, and having the southern terminus of the Pan-American Highway within its boundaries. We had a...

Salisbury Plain, South Georgia- Visiting One of the Island’s Largest King Penguin Colonies

If there ever was a place you have to see to believe, it’s Salisbury Plain on South Georgia Island. Before our expedition cruise to South Georgia and Antarctica, I’d heard about the massive king penguin colony at Salisbury Plain, packed tight with hundreds of thousands of beautiful, buzzing birds. It was actually a picture of...

Grytviken, South Georgia- Visiting an Abandoned Whaling Station

The isolated settlement of Grytviken on South Georgia Island is a place that few people visit, but those who do will discover interesting stories of human exploration and environmental exploitation, all set in a place of stunning natural beauty. As a former whaling station, stopping-off point for polar explorers, and base for scientific research, there’s...

French Valley Day Hike- Hiking to Mirador Frances in Torres del Paine National Park

The hike to the French Valley in Torres del Paine National Park is a scenic route that takes in plenty of quintessential Patagonia scenery, from glacier-fed turquoise lakes to distinctive mountain peaks. Valle del Frances, as it’s known locally, is home to the French Glacier (Glaciar Frances) and several points for admiring Cerro Paine Grande,...

Wildlife in Antarctica- A Visitor’s Guide to Antarctic Wildlife

The abundance of animals in Antarctica make the continent a bucket list destination for wildlife lovers, bird watchers, and those looking to see some of Earth’s most well known creatures. Antarctica is a wonderfully wild place where you can see huge concentrations of marine mammals and seabirds living side by side, thriving in one of...

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