Elaine and Mike Shields Antarctica Adventure

You have gone from a website (I wonder if it's a scam??) to almost personal friends. You were so helpful in setting up our trip, even when we wanted to deviate from the usual scheduling. Your written communications were professional and timely. And most important, everyone we talked to was friendly, helpful, and when you didn't have an immediate answer to a question, you found the answer and called back. Is there a score above A+?

You arranged our reservations with Quark for the Antarctic Tour. The trip was all it was advertised to be and all we could wish for. We wanted to experience the Antarctic, with the wind in our faces, penguins at our feet and our feet on the actual continent. We did not want a floating palace with bingo and swimming pool. We got the right tour for us and would recommend it for any other able-bodied, independent minded traveler.

Adventure Life arranged that we be escorted from the international Buenos Aires airport to the national airport. Our escort, Joe, was a highlight of the trip! It's hard to believe we spent less than 2 hours with Joe (an hour on our way south and an hour on our way north two weeks later). He is so pleasant, a delight to visit with, helpful and courteous. I just can't say enough nice things about him.

Since we stayed in Ushuaia two nights after the tour, you arranged for us to stay at another hotel. Posada Fueguina was just right for us. It's a small hotel, with the advantages and personal care of a bed and breakfast, but with the privacy of a hotel. We would definitely recommend it. It is uphill several blocks from the waterfront, just a pleasant walk for us, but too demanding for some travelers. And yes, they include a lovely breakfast, personally served in a lovely breakfast room.

Would we like to go again? You bet!

Meanwhile, we'll happily tell our adventurous friends about Adventure Life.