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The Best Day Trips from Buenos Aires and Adventurous Onward Travel

Buenos Aires is a fabulous city with more than enough to fill even the longest of vacations. But right on the doorstep, there’s so much more to explore.  Within an hour or two, you can live the gaucho dream, cruise the tropical waterways of the Tigre Delta or visit Uruguay – another country altogether. We’ve …

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Cruising around Gibbs Island on the South Shetland Islands 

The Antarctic leg of our cruise of the Southern Ocean kicked off in the South Shetland Islands. Our second excursion out was to the little visited Gibbs Island. Percy of Gibbs Island The little guy shifted his weight from one webbed foot to the other. Separated from the crowd, his curled toes gripped the slippery …

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How to travel to Antarctica | A guide to booking a trip to the 7th continent

Here’s how to travel to Antarctica. Of all our posts in our south polar series, this is the one you MUST read before booking a trip to the white continent. When we decided to go on a trip to Antarctica we naively thought it’d be straight forward. We’d choose an expedition, pay for it (ouch) …

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Parkas, layers & swimsuits | How to pack for an Antarctic cruise

In the early years of polar expeditions, packing involved loading a wooden ship with a year’s worth of supplies, growing a beard for frost to settle on and wearing seal fur coats. Thankfully, times have changed! You might think you need a suitcase the size of a small truck but you’d be surprised. Here’s how …

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Citizen Science projects in the Antarctica | Making a difference

The Southern Ocean is so remote, a scientific research vessel in Antarctica costs in the region of $60,000 per day. Our expedition ship was full of passengers and an expedition team well versed in marine biology and polar wildlife. What better way of helping to make a difference than participating in scientific research? Keep reading …

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Wildlife in Antarctica & South Georgia | Close Encounters

There are still a few places around the world for unique, incredible wildlife encounters. An African safari in Tanzania, spotting the elusive jaguar in Brazil’s Pantanal region and hiking through the jungle to sit with mountain Gorillas feature on many a bucket list. Then there’s the wildlife in Antarctica and South Georgia. The remoteness and …

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How to travel to Antarctica on a budget

There’s no 2 ways about it: Antarctica travel isn’t cheap. Demand is soaring yet less than 50000 people visit the Antarctica each season. Compare that to the 30 million visitors London receives! Reaching the Antarctica is a mission too, with long flights (or drive in our case) and passage across the roughest seas on the …

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Our trip of a lifetime – We’re going to the Antarctica!

In recent years, the world has become quite small. Modern transport and a growing trend in adventure tourism renders once off the beaten path destinations increasingly accessible. So where do intrepid travellers go to for their kicks now? Perhaps the ultimate destination for adventure seekers is the remote, mystical and endangered continent of the Antarctica. …

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