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Antarctica Travel: The Long and Short of It
It may be a bit overwhelming to decide where to even begin when planning an Antarctic cruise. A good place to start would be to ask yourself what sort of trip best suits you. This articles provides helpful information on what to expect from an Antarctica cruise so that you can choose the best trip for your adventure of a lifetime.
South Shetland Islands
The South Shetland Islands are a large chain located off the northern end of the Antarctic Peninsula. Find out more information on their geographical landscape.
Information on the Antarctic Peninsula, Lemaire Channel, Hope Bay, Paradise Bay and Wiencke Islands
Weather is, of course, unpredictable. However, it is good to be as prepared as possible for what you might experience on your expedition. This guide will help travelers know what to expect for weather conditions on an Antarctica cruise.
Politics, Culture and Cuisine of the Falkland Islands
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 also in charge of South Georgia and the Sandwich Islands. The Constitution includes an Executive Council as well as Legislative …
History of the Falkland Islands
This remote land might surprise you with the amount of history it beholds! Throughout the years, the Falkland Islands have actually been a source of major dispute. Learn more about these events and how they have helped shape the present-day Falklands.
Booked a trip to Antarctica? Now what? From what gear to pack to the best times of year to go, our FAQ article will answer some of the most commonly asked traveler questions. This will hopefully help you feel better prepared for an adventure of a lifetime to the Great White Continent!
Best Time of Year to Travel to Antarctica
Deciding what time of year is "best" to visit Antarctica really depends on your specific interests. Would you rather see penguin chicks or icescapes in their most pristine splendor? Or perhaps you are looking most forward to sighting whales throughout the trip. This guide will help you determine the right time for your adventure.
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.
This continent has long been recognized as the ultimate adventure frontier and a remarkable trip into the wild. An Africa tour allows the discovery of a wide variety of animals in their natural habitat. …
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.
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 experienced. Her 40th year will greet her on the Great White Continent of Antarctica! This might sound too good to be true, but it gets even better. Mary will …
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 guide to some of the sites on the White Continent might be helpful. Whether you are a potential visitor or just intrigued by Antarctica, this is interesting …
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. Trip Planner, Sullivan, takes on this task for her own adventure on the White Continent! You can get a behind-the-scenes look at her packing process here.
History of Antarctica
No single nation controls Antarctica, nor does the continent have any nations of its own. Learn more about the continent and numerous expeditions attempted throughout history in untamed Antarctica.
South Georgia Politics
Did you know that there are no permanent residents on the island of South Georgia? This intriguing destination would be a stop worth adding to any Antarctic trip! Many of our Antarctica cruise itineraries include a visit to the island. Get to know a few details about South Georgia prior to your adventure to the Great White Continent.
Penguins by the Millions
South Georgia is a wildlife enthusiast's dream come true! Home to varied and abundant species of animals, this otherwise barren island is the destination for wild encounters.
Rugged Islands of South Georgia
Mostly rugged and barren, South Georgia is made up of impressive mountains rising out of the sea. Experience this truly unique destination!
The Whaler's Last Outpost
Learn more about the history of the whaling industry of this region.
Exploring Macquarie Island
An Antarctica cruise may include an excursion through the Indian Ocean to Macquarie Island, which lies about half way between Antarctica and Australia.
Expeditions into the Icy Weddell Sea
The Weddell Sea is named after James Weddell, a British sailor who sailed to the sea in 1823. The sea touches Antarctica at Coats Land and the Antarctic Peninsula. A large portion of the sea is permanently covered by the Filchener-Ronne Ice Shelf.
Discover Peter I Island on an Antarctic Cruise
Peter I Island is located near the west coast of Antarctica. It is dominated by a dormant volcano, and remains covered in a glacial, icy blanket, making it one of the most remote regions on the plants. Learn more about this tiny volcanic island.
Get Inspired Video Series
If you haven't been inspired by them yet, let us introduce Nik & Dusty Green. Let's just say that they are two of our favorite Adventure Lifers of all time. As a result, we have asked them to take their video cameras with them in order to show all of you fine folks what our incredible trips are truly like. Follow this fun-loving couple …
The Polar Experience
The Polar regions are true adventure destinations that are still being discovered by even the most well-seasoned travelers. Planning a trip to the Arctic or Antarctica can be intimidating to people who have a lot of travel experience, let alone those who do not. As experts in Polar travel, let us make it easy to determine the best trip for you!
Wildlife Guide to Polar Regions
Which Polar region is home to penguins? Or how about those elusive narwhals? Before your travels, it will be helpful to learn more about the different species that inhabit the Polar regions of the Arctic and Antarctica. You may be surprised to learn the differences!
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