Tag: Antarctica

Here are 5 Penguin Species You Won’t Want to Miss When You Travel!

Here are 5 Penguin Species You Won’t Want to Miss When You Travel!

Who loves penguins? Everybody! And if someone does not like penguins, I don’t want to know them. Penguins overdose us on cuteness. They are a joy to watch whether they are walking, swimming, nesting, or snoozing. I have been fortunate enough to see 5 Penguin Species eye to eye. They are all completely awesome! The […]

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Day 6 in Antarctica and Incredible Sightings of Orcas!

Day 6 in Antarctica and Incredible Sightings of Orcas!

In Antarctica there were incredible sightings of Orcas! Have you ever seen an Orca? I’m not talking about the poor captives of Sea World and other marine parks, but killer whales in the wild. I had seen Orcas off in the distance, but in Antarctica I had a bird’s eye view! We sighted Orcas a few times, but […]

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Day 6 in Antarctica and the March of the Adelies!

Day 6 in Antarctica and the March of the Adelies!

Fab Foto Friday and the March of the Adelies! The March of the Adelies! Penguins are an absolute delight. ALL penguins. I must say, though, the Adelies were the most delightful of the delightfuls! They are one of three Brushtail Penguins species found in the Antarctic, and Adelies are not found anywhere else. The penguins were discovered […]

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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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