Have you ever had a trip that ruined you? One that was so good that once it was finished you never felt another place could live up to it or bring you this feeling again? That was Antarctica for me. Exactly one year ago I was in Antarctica experiencing my trip of a lifetime with […]
Things to do in Antarctica :
- Visit the Port Lockroy museum and get a glimpse of the history of what life was like in this remote area.
- Enjoy some vodka at the Ukranian Vernadsky base bar.
- Do a little shopping – Port Lockroy, the UK base, provided the most extensive shopping experience with a large gift shop of Antarctica souvenirs, but Vernadsky, the Ukranian base, boasts the Southernmost Souvenir Shop in the world!
- Explore the ghost town of Whaler Bay on Deception Island.
- Do some sea kayaking. Kayaking is the best thing about a cruise to Antarctica and the best way to get out on the still glassy water and see a completely different perspective.
- Observe the adorableness of Antarctica’s penguins. It is home to 6 different species – Adelies, Chinstraps, Emperors, Gentoos, Macaronis and Rockhoppers.
Pictures of Antarctica :
Playful penguins, incredible icebergs and wondrous water – all of this awaits you in my Antarctica photo gallery.
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Join a Webinar About My Antarctica Travels
Here’s your chance to learn more about my travels with my father to Antarctica via a free Webinar hosted by ExpeditionTrips and G Adventures on February 13th at 6PM Eastern. Both my father and I will be on the webinar so that you can get first hand live answers about what it’s like to cruise to Antarctica […]
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