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How to Travel to Antarctica: The Ultimate Guide

December 20, 2019 44 Comments »

iceberg images antarctica

Traveling to Antarctica is a bucket list item for a lot of people. And I’m lucky enough to have been to Antarctica – not once – but twice. On two occasions, I got to travel to Antarctica and cross a couple of items off my bucket list.  Right there at the top – there it […]

4 New Zealand Islands You’ve Never Heard Of But Should Explore

April 4, 2017 3 Comments »

new zealand islands cruise

I love traveling to places that are lesser known, but spectacular. It makes me feel like I’ve found this great little secret. New Zealand of course is well known, but the New Zealand islands are not, and that’s exactly why they should be on your New Zealand itinerary. The Subantarctic Islands, aren’t really a secret […]

Is Cooking at Sea the Hardest Place to be a Chef?

March 27, 2017 11 Comments »

cooking at sea spirit of enderby

Crash! A pan slides off the counter, as Chef Max grabs at air. He was one second too late to catch it as it went plummeting to the floor and the chopped veggies end up all over the kitchen floor. I could see Max immediately go into ‘plan B’ mode. The ship was traversing through […]

How to Pack for an Antarctica Cruise

March 14, 2017 12 Comments »

Antartica Packing List

If you are going to the bottom of the world, one would think you are simply packing the warmest stuff you can find – but there’s much more to an Antarctica packing list than warm clothes! I’ve been to Antarctica twice now, and each time I was surprised to find out the weather wasn’t as […]

Outnumbered on Macquarie Island

March 9, 2017 7 Comments »

Macquarie Island king penguins

There are 50,000 of them and 50 of us. We officially were in the minority now. The animals are in charge, we are the visitors, and suddenly have to play by their rules. There are few places on the planet where humans are the visitors, however this rarely traveled southern part of the globe is […]

Travels with my Father

January 10, 2013 34 Comments »

Dad looking at an Antarctica photography book

“What percentage of the world’s population do you think gets to see this?”  dad asks while standing on deck surrounded by Antarctica and its snow covered peaks and icebergs. “I don’t know dad – a very small percentage I guess.” I reply. After a slight pause – he says ” They should all see it.” […]


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