Antarctica Travel Articles

Greg Dohrn
the different shades of blue were amazing
Steve Jochmans
Photographing a penguin up close
Antarctica kayaking
Nicole Betts
The most spectacular landscapes and scenery I've ever seen
Meocre Li
Glimpse of a whale in Antarctica
istock
A huge colony of king penguins.
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Antarctica Wildlife
Antarctic Wildlife Antarctica Cruises Antarctica is a continent of extremes. It holds the title of coldest, driest and windiest location on earth. Temperatures have been recorded as low as -129 …
Antarctica Overview
The idea of a large southern continent first appeared in the Greek writings of both Pythagoras and Aristotle. It was believed the earth would topple if a sizable landmass did not exist to balance out …
Antarctica Weather
As the world's southern-most continent, Antarctica has unique weather conditions and climate. There are a number of factors that provide it with such a cold and extreme environment. Antarctica …
Antarctic Peninsula
The Antarctic Peninsula stretches out from the continent toward South America and is said to be one of the most unforgettable places on earth. The peninsula is outlined by jagged mountain tops and …
Antarctica Cruises: When to Go?
Antarctica’s winter months are during the northern hemisphere’s summer months. During this time (roughly May through September) there is no travel to Antarctica. Ship traffic is blocked by …
Best Time of Year to Travel to Antarctica
Time of year you travel to Antarctica does make a difference, but deciding which time of year is "best" depends on what you are looking at getting out of your Antarctica adventure. Specific wildlife …
Comparing the Two Polar Regions: Antarctica and Arctic Cruising
While the Earth's polar regions are similar in many ways, the Arctic Circle at the northern pole and Antarctica to south, also display stark differences. Comparing their environments, geographical …
The Polar Experience
Polar trips may seem a bit intimidating, even to well-seasoned travelers.  However, both regions are more accessible and more traveled than many assume.  Adventure Life is a leader in polar …
Wildlife Guide to Polar Regions
Thanks to Coca-Cola commercials and cartoons, we are led to believe that polar bears and penguins coexist in harmony on both of the world's icy poles.  As cute as it may seem, that image of …
Waking Up In Antarctica
We planned a trip to Antarctica for two of our favorite Adventure Lifers, Nikki & Dusty.  They captured some absolutely amazing video footage that would convince almost anyone that this …
Top 5 Wildlife Destinations
Our vast world is teeming with curious and diverse wildlife to be discovered.  Take a look at our top five wildlife watching destinations. Africa This continent has long been recognized as the …
Polar Adventures: Five pieces of advice for an overnight Antarctica camping trip
Antarctica camping during an polar expedition cruise Getting a little shut-eye in Antarctica More and more, an overnight camping trip on Antarctica is becoming a popular addition to a polar …
Weather in the Falkland Islands
The Falklands enjoy a narrow temperature range, thanks to being surrounded by south Atlantic waters. The thermometer hovers near 66F in the summer and about 36F in winter. Its maritime …
Cuisine in the Falklands
The food of the Falkland Islands is distinctly British. Beef, lamb and mutton are very common, due to the islands’ sheep and cattle ranching culture. And, of course, travelers will be delighted …
Wildlife in the Falklands
The Falklands were visited by Charles Darwin in the 19th century, and he wrote of the wildlife with fascination and admiration. The islands’ geographic location, isolated and yet off the coast …
Falklands Geography
The Falkland Islands are composed of an archipelago off the coast of Argentina in the Atlantic Ocean, 280 miles northeast of the Tierra del Fuego. West Falkland and East Falkland are the two main …
British Influenced Culture of the Falklands
The culture of the Falkland Islands is heavily influenced by British culture. The currency is the pound, although it is called the Falkland Island pound instead of the British pound, and …
Falkland Islands Overview
Located north of the Polar Front, the Falkland Islands are not considered sub-Antarctic, but are a common stop for many Antarctica travels. The total population of the islands is about 2,500; over …
Land of Legends
The Ross Sea and Victoria Land is one of the less-visited regions of Antarctica, but it is definitely one of the most fascinating. The shores along the frigid sea are scattered with historic huts …
Wildlife Viewing Tips for Your Adventure Tours!
Wildlife viewing on an Arctic tour While on one of our adventures, you can literally trip over the wildlife if you're not paying attention! However, we can all use a little advice on …
Flat Stanley Visits Antarctica with Adventure Life
Flat Stanley and Beth at Paradise Bay in Antarctica Flat Stanley: The ingenious little international phenomenon that encourages school children to expand their geography know-how and explore the …
Falkland Islands Politics
The Falkland Islands are currently a self-governing Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom, where sovereignty is vested in the Queen of England. The Governor exercises power on her behalf, and is …
South Georgia Politics
South Georgia became a territory separate from the Falkland Islands Dependency in 1985. It is administered by the Governor of the Falkland Islands, who is the commissioner to exercise power for the …
Penguins by the Millions
If you’re wondering what the reason is for visiting these uninhabited, barren islands, the answer is: wildlife viewing. South Georgia and the Sandwich Islands are home to varied and abundant …

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