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How to Dress Onboard a Polar Expedition Ship

Deciding to visit Antarctica is one of the best decisions you'll ever make, but it can also result in a lot of questions. One of the most common questions we hear is "How cold is it...and what should I wear?" Here are some tips on what to pack and what to expect during your polar adventure. 

Posted on May 10, 2017

Visit Antarctica—A Bucket List Destination for Many Travelers

Antarctica. That one word for many inspires dreams of fulfilling a traveler’s bucket list. Antarctica’s siren call has become the stuff of legend, pulling mariners and explorers toward her shores for decades. Sir Ernest Shackleton’s voyage is but one of a number of expeditions that have inspired books and movies, and sparked the imagination of many travelers intent of making their own exploratory voyage. Then, of course, you have “Happy Feet,” the movie about a lovable emperor penguin with better dance moves than a voice, also set in Antarctica. Who doesn’t want to see emperor penguins in their habitat, we ask? Exactly.

This post originally appeared on HI Travel Tales, a travel blog for people
interested in adventurous, insider, curious, peek-around-the-corners travel.

Posted on March 14, 2017

Travel with Disabilities: Got wheels? No problem.

Think a physical disability means you can't travel? Think again. After four overseas trips, Cynthia toppled off an exercise ball and suffered a spinal cord injury, rendering her paralyzed. She learned how to live from a wheelchair, then graduated to a walker. After that, she was off to explore the world on custom adventures, with stops in Austria, Japan, Mongolia, Namibia, Norway, Brazil, Ethiopia, Indonesia, China, Myanmar, Antarctica, Trans Siberian Express, Argentina, Bermuda and more. Here, she shares her story. 

Posted on February 16, 2017

Antarctic Tours: A Bevy of Penguins in the Falkland Islands

Antarctic tours are a lifelong dream for many people, including long-time Journeys traveler Dick S. Here, he shared amazing images and stories of the King and Rockhopper Penguins he encountered during his Falkland Islands visit. 

Posted on July 28, 2016

Antarctica: Trip of a Lifetime

Journeys traveler Ellen Schwab went on the "trip of a lifetime" to Antarctica in 2015—and fielded many questions from friends and family upon her return. Here, she shares stories from her trip.

Posted on September 10, 2015
    

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