Consider a Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica Adventure

If you have time and wildlife and Antarctic history are your focus for an Antarctic Adventure then a Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica voyage may be your trip of a lifetime!

Happy Feet – Antarctic Emperor Penguin update

Happy Feet is now well enough to take his first swim at the Wellington Zoo in New Zealand today.  The zoo attendant had to give him a bit of a push.

How To Get the Most Out of Your Antarctica or Arctic Vacation

The best way to get the most out of your Antarctica or Arctic cruise is to keep an open mind, not have preconceived ideas of landings and wildlife sightings, and to relax and enjoy the journey.

Arctic Wildlife - Close Encounters of the Walrus kind

I’m always looking for that WOW moment on an Arctic adventure.

Packing for Antarctica or Arctic Travel

You’d think after 20 years traveling to the Polar Regions I could pack in my sleep. Well actually I do pack and repack in my sleep, but that doesn’t make the job any easier.

Antarctica penguin

Antarctica penguin - Happy Feet update

The Emperor Penguin now dubbed Happy Feet that surprised the world with its journey to New Zealand has now been rescued from the Peka Peka Beach by The Department of Conservation and Wellington Zoo

Stowaways in Antarctica

We have a stowaway! Down in the corner of the empty plunge pool aboard the M/S Svetaeva was a lone sooty shearwater.

Did You Know That Polar Bears Aren't White?

Polar bear skin is black and the fur is not white at all. Each individual hair is a clear hollow tube called guard hair and looks white because of reflected light.

To Plunge or NOT to Plunge - The Classic Antarctic Dilemma

The first time I heard about the hot springs of Deception Island I imagined a visit to Calistoga, California with its spa like setting.

The Decisive Moment - Photography in the Polar Regions

When I think back to art history and photography class the phrase “the decisive moment” comes to mind.

Antarctica - Penguins and Krill in Danger

Ecosystem – a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment.

Food web – a complex of interrelated food chains in an ecological community


Leopard Seals in Antarctica

On my first zodiac cruise in Antarctica we approached a large Leopard Seal resting on a small ice floe when out of the water popped a Gentoo penguin.

Antarctica - Drake Passage - Lake or Shake or ORCAS

You never know what you’ll get with the Drake Passage on your way to Antarctica. 

Hiking in the Arctic

One thing that really sets an Arctic voyage apart from Antarctica is the tundra and the h

"Arctic" means Bear

In Greek arktikos literally means of the Bear and that is what everyone goes to Spitsbergen to see.

Tierra del Fuego National Park and Ushuaia

Wandering Cort #3 - Tierra del Fuego National Park and Ushuaia

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. 


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