Antarctica Travel Articles

An ocean of icebergs.
Michael S Nolan
A curious minke whale surfaces near the zodiac
Elephant seal on the coast
Ralph Lee Hopkins
Take a zodiac trip to view Humpback Whales.
istock
A huge colony of king penguins.
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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 …
Cruise Options for Active Travelers
A recent Wall Street Journal article stated, "Enjoying an ocean cruise and breaking a sweat aren't concepts that traditionally go together.  Indeed, the indolence that many people crave …
Travel Incentive "Old Hat" for Adventure Life
This recent Adweek article highlights a company that gives employees money to use for personal travel experiences.  Amazing employee benefit, right?  Here at Adventure Life, we have …
Adventure cruising goes luxury
Small ship adventure cruising is not a new way to travel.  However, it has often been characterized by rugged, expedition-style vessels.  Upscale ships, such as Le Soleal, reflect a shift …
Cake, Candles, Gifts...and Antarctica?
Adventure Life Trip Planner, Mary, has unique plans for her upcoming birthday. Despite a cake, and a song, and well-wishes, this celebration will definitely be like none other she has ever …
Snail Mail Makes Our Day
Here at the Adventure Life office, we absolutely love hearing from our travelers!  In this digital day and age, it especially excites us to get "snail mail" correspondence.  Such …
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 …
Sullivan Packs for Antarctica
Have you ever thought of what would be in your suitcase if you were leaving for an Antarctica expedition?  Even to the most seasoned traveler, packing for such a journey seems daunting.  …
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 …
Neko Harbour
Antarctica is becoming a more popular destination for adventurers.  However, it is still quite mysterious for many travelers, even some of the most well-seasoned.  We thought a general …
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 …
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 …
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 …
The Antarctic Peninsula
The Antarctic Peninsula is known for being one of the richest breeding grounds for penguins, seals, and seabirds in Antarctica. It is the warmest region of the continent, and so is a favored …
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 History: Past and Present
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
Additional Antarctica Weather Info ยป 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 …
Antarctica Travel: The Long and Short of It
Antarctic Peninsula | Falkland Islands | South Georgia | South Shetland What is it like to travel to Antarctica? Planning a trip to Antarctica may seem like a daunting task; after all, it is …
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 …
South Shetland Islands
At 540km-long, this large chain of islands is located off the northern end of the Antarctic Peninsula. Small groups of scientists and researchers, as well as a variety of penguins, seabirds, and …
South Georgia Islands
Two mountain ranges, the Allardyce and Salvesen, outline the elegant and boisterous landscape of South Georgia. It is lengthy and narrow: 170km-long and varies from 2 to 40 kilometers wide. In …
Falkland Islands
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 …

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