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Day 5 in Antarctica was the Most Exciting Yet!

Day 5 in Antarctica was the Most Exciting Yet!

PART ONE: Yes, day 5 was the most exciting yet! On the fifth morning we visited Port Lockroy, used as an anchorage by whalers and known as secret Base A as the British used it to monitor German shipping movements during WWII.  Operation Tabarin, named for a famous Paris nightclub, for reasons I don’t really know. […]

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An Amazing Woman Plunging into 50 in Antarctica!

An Amazing Woman Plunging into 50 in Antarctica!

Guest Post by Christine Heenan, Clarendon Group Inc. I met Christine on my trip to Antarctica in January 2017, and she certainly fits the description of an Amazing Woman! A Communications and Public Relations Expert who has worked in the White House, at Harvard University, is a Huffington Post Contributor, and an adviser to the Gates […]

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On The Fourth Day In Antarctica

On The Fourth Day In Antarctica

On Day 4 we were in the Penola Strait region of the Antarctic peninsula. The area has the most amazing basalt rock…and a lot of penguins, of course! Booth Island and Port Charcot are one of the few places all three species of brushtail penguins – Adelies, gentoos, and chinstraps – nest together. I did not hike […]

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See What Sunset Looks Like in Antarctica

See What Sunset Looks Like in Antarctica

I found the sunsets of Antarctic summer wondrous. Seeing the sun set behind the icebergs was surreal. These photos were taken at 1130 pm, and even when the sun sank, the light remained. The sun actually rises just a couple of hours after it sets. My roommate and I slept with the drapes open because we […]

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Emperor Penguins! Exploring Antarctica on the Lindblad NatGeo Explorer!

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Emperor Penguins! Exploring Antarctica on the Lindblad NatGeo Explorer!

On our 3rd day, our 2nd on land, we actually had the thrill of seeing an Emperor Penguin! It is a very unusual sighting, because Emperors mate during the dead of winter (I think it may be safe to say that Emperor Penguins have the worst existence of any bird on earth) and this was […]

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There are Endless Reasons to Love Antarctica!!

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There are Endless Reasons to Love Antarctica!!

I never expected to fall in love with Antarctica. A cold, barren wasteland, freezing and forever gray, or so I thought. No, no, no. It is a beautiful place, filled with incredible creatures, stunning icebergs, and awe inspiring landscapes. Unbelievable vistas. I never imagined the scope of it…or the absolute cuteness of penguins. My travel […]

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5 Reasons I am SO Excited to Arrive in Antarctica!

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5 Reasons I am SO Excited to Arrive in Antarctica!

Today is Day 3 of my Lindblad/National Geographic Expedition on the Explorer to Antarctica! After a few days in Buenos Aires, which I will post about, a day traveling to Ushiaya, Argentina (aka The end of the world), and a day at sea watching whales and seabirds, I woke this morning to snow and Fin […]

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Do You Think Animal Sanctuaries are Helpful or Cruel?

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Do You Think Animal Sanctuaries are Helpful or Cruel?

I am always a little nervous about touring “animal sanctuaries”. Are they conservation or con? Are they profit or non-profit? Are the animals truly unable to return to the wild, or are they moneymakers so they stay in their cages? I really don’t know the answer to the question. If, as a sanctuary claims, illegal […]

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Enjoy Ft Myers Florida and the PinkShell Beach Resort!

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Enjoy Ft Myers Florida and the PinkShell Beach Resort!

Ft Myers is not a new destination for me. I have an aunt and uncle who live there, and we’ve been visiting for over 20 years. I’ve taken my children, met up with my cousins, and spent many days hanging out with family. I had never stayed on the beach, though, and this time I […]

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How Would You Like to Spend a Day in Everglades National Park?

How Would You Like to Spend a Day in Everglades National Park?

Recently I spent some time in Florida, and Hyatt kindly hosted me on an Everglades National Park tour with Everglades Excursions! I hadn’t seen the Everglades since I was a little girl, and I’d never been on an airboat, so it was quite the adventure! (I am so excited that I will be staying at […]

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