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.
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