Posts Tagged "Antarctica"


Updated on: 05/22/18The second most common question I got about my trip traveling to Antarctica, right after “Did you see a lot of polar bears?”, was what you do both in Antarctica and while trapped on the ship. To be fair, before I set off, I had no real clue of expectations, so let me fill you in. Quite unexpectedly, I've never felt more busy in my travels than on this trip. On the Ship to Antarctica I had absolutely no expectations...

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Updated on: 05/22/18I decided to travel to Antarctica based almost solely on the beautiful pictures of icebergs on a friend’s Facebook page- before realizing it was actually Iceland that was photographed. So you can imagine how much research I put into figuring out how to visit Antarctica before I finally sailed to the ice continent. On a ship of 176 passengers, it's safe to say I was the least prepared person on board; but for once I...

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Updated on: 05/22/18I was lying in the pitch black of my Antarctica cruise ship cabin when we felt the ship stop. Finally, it is time to see the penguins of Antarctica. Cautiously, I turned on the light and looked at my roommate with wide-eyes. We had finally made it to the final continent; though not my final continent because I seem to be going about this world travel thing in a haphazard way. The loudspeaker came on instructing us...

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Updated on: 05/22/18I can now proudly say I'm one of the first people in the world to have SUP’ed in Antarctica. And no, I didn't fall off my board into the frigid waters, despite some dire predictions among my family and friends. To be honest, I chose my ship almost solely based on the fact they're the only ones who currently offer stand up paddleboarding as one of the Antarctica activities. I promised myself I'd practice the sport...

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Updated on: 05/22/18Getting to Antarctica was insanely frustrating. I don't mean physically getting myself to the continent, though getting across the Drake is a challenge in itself. The very act of figuring out how to book a trip to Antarctica as a backpacker was the most stressful aspect of this trip. I started off researching my options online and was quickly in over my head. Previous backpackers openly mocked those who spent...

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