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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 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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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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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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Throwback Thursday: Boulders Beach, South Africa!

Throwback Thursday: Boulders Beach, South Africa!

Outside of Cape Town is Boulders Beach, a beautiful spot where a South African Penguin Colony lives. They are the cutest …birds you can imagine!  They are birds, but of course, they don’t fly in the air, they fly underwater!   The penguins are nesting at this time of year…I had no idea that penguins […]

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