One thing that really sets an Arctic voyage apart from Antarctica is the
In Greek arktikos literally means of the Bear and that is what everyone goes to Spitsbergen to see.
Here's a great article by Paul Motter based on an interview with Polar Cruises President Chuck Cross. It's about cruising Antarctica and the Arctic. Check it out...you may learn something new!
Two Climates In One
The Los Nires Hotel included a typical European breakfast buffet with eggs, bacon, fruit, pastries, and cereal. Lynn and I met for breakfast at 7:30 because our bird guide was scheduled for 8AM.
Travel to Argentina was the typical airline experience in these days of cutbacks. Steve picked me up at 5:30 AM to bring me to his house to meet his friend, who drove us to the Portland airport fo
In Fall 2009, I traveled to Antarctica with Lynn Cross and Steve McBurnett.
Juen 8th - Celebrate World Oceans Day. It's a great day to contemplate the amazing place called the ocean and remember that we need to protect it from the ongoing onslaught of pollution, overfishi
(This guest post is from Sharon - our Client Services guru - who is traveling on the Polar Star on a Antarctica Circle trip from Feb 4 - 15, 2010.)
(This guest post is from Sharon - our Client Services guru - who traveled on the Polar Star on a Antarctica Circle trip from Feb 4 - 15, 2010.)
One of our clients, Ruth Wise, just returned from a great trip on the Polar Star. She penned this wonderful poem to celebrate her journey and allowed us to share it with you.
Spent the night anchored in the calm Fortuna Bay gently rocking. Slept great. My Scop patch fell off yesterday and I have not put another one on yet. My skin is a little tender where the patch w
Finally after 2 & ½ sea days, we reached South Georgia. The Zodiacs can not land in high winds or big surf, so we hoped for calm weather. We got the calm weather and thick fog that turned to
During dinner we were rolling so much that the view out the window shifted from looking straight down at the water to staring up in the sky. It looked like we were about to roll over in the big wa
Stanley is a tourist town with a nice dock providing a dry landing. The streets close to the dock are lined with souvenir shops and restaurants. I mainly photographed interesting buildings. The