"He better be back soon!"
Author
Cynthia Isaf
We woke-up to a rocking of the ship Strong winds were the forecast of the day But little could put a damper on this December 23rd, My daughter's 24th birthday! This was the night that we were to …
view from our dome of the Torres
Author
Courtney Jordan
Well, the end of the trip is here. We gear up for our long trip home, just in time for Christmas!
Pit stop
Author
Elizabeth Conway
Argentina views like this make the reciprocity fee well worth it! On December 20th, the government of Argentina will start charging a "reciprocity fee" for travelers entering the country through …
The kayakers 1st adventure begins...
Author
Cynthia Isaf
Bad weather forced the kayakers to not venture out So, we took zodiacs to Port Lockroy, the British Post Office and Base We shopped for all kinds of Antarctica memorabilia And mailed our post cards …
inside our dome...home sweet home
Author
Courtney Jordan
took a van out to the wine region and visited Concha y Toro and Perez y Cruz. Both were really beautiful and we bought more wine than I think we needed but, hey...we were there! Ate lunch at a …
The ruggedness of Antarctica
Author
Cynthia Isaf
Our family came to kayak in Antarctica So we had an additional agenda to fulfill Kayaking around the icebergs of this great continent So many moments that seemed so surreal Each and every iceberg …
Our dome at the Ecocamp in Patagonia
Author
Courtney Jordan
Got our money back from front desk from the non-existent dinner/show and flew back to santiago
Can I take him home???
Author
Cynthia Isaf
We all gathered again in the lecture room There was much to learn in this briefing today As we were going to have our first Antarctica landing The start of great things that will surely come our way …
Tight Squeeze!
Author
Courtney Jordan
Walked around, shopped and more moai
You guessed, the "Titanic shot"
Author
Rhonda Markel
From the arctic to the equator. A journey from a land of snow and ice to the lush green tropics of the equator and the harsh desolate volcanic landscape of some of the islands. A landscape that …
Our first landing...
Author
Cynthia Isaf
As we await our first sighting of our destination, This dream, we all hold so dear, We have time for a learning session or two Jenny, our biologist, has our undivided attention, as we wait to …
Our first view of the famous Torres Del Paine
Author
Courtney Jordan
Had a 1/2 day tour today and saw more of the top moai sites. We booked a dinner/show for the evening through the hotel. After showering and getting ready we went over to the show and after much …
sea lions basking in the blue sea
Author
Rhonda Markel
As usual, we awoke to a new location, this time alongside Espinosa Island. Our 2 hour walk brought us close to colourful "Christmas Iguanas" adorned in reds, greens and black. It was …
The first sighting of Antartctica
Author
Cynthia Isaf
The Polar Pioneer moved slowly into The Beagle Channel Ushuaia became only a beautiful memory We spent hours getting to know the layout of our ship And introducing ourselves to our Polar Pioneer …
Duh..I thought this was real and just frozen!
Author
Courtney Jordan
Went to several sites today and learned more about the moai. They really are interesting and there are so many polynesian traits but, then again some Incan as well.
Sea lion pups in the Galapagos
Author
Rhonda Markel
Santa Cruz was very lush and green, quite a contrast to the stark volcanic landscape of the past few days. The Prickly pears, (as tall as trees and with orangy red trunks) and the tropical flowers …
Tippy-toes
Author
Elizabeth Conway
Batting at the pinata   Letter and picture from one the children who enjoyed the holiday celebration Last month, Adventure Life teamed up with our partners in Costa Rica, to sponsor a …
(Espanola) Sea Lion checking me out!
Author
Glory Moore
Lobos Island was a great spot for some final photo ops before heading back home. Took one of my favorite sea lion pup shots there, as well as some more frigate bird and marine iguana photos. Our …
Picture-Perfect Ushuaia
Author
Cynthia Isaf
We traveled to Ushuaia A place we had never been before All we knew was that it was at the tip of Argentina And the place that we were to begin our Antarctica tour Flying into this beautiful …
Giant Sloth Monument
Author
Courtney Jordan
Flight to Easter Island was good and wow, you are really out there in the middle of the ocean. Again a little confusion upon arrival but, got to the hotel ok. It was a little rainy so, we just …
It's a race between the sea lion pup and iguanas
Author
Rhonda Markel
After an early breakfast we walked up the 350+ steps to the summit of the central volcanoe of Bartolome Island. From here we experienced great views of the nearby islands and were exposed to a …
Sea lion coming in from a swim
Author
Glory Moore
First stop -- Bartolome. This is where they filmed Master and Commander. If you ever wondered what it might be like to walk on the moon (with gravity) this would be the place to explore. It's most …
Curious sea lions!
Author
Courtney Jordan
Got picked up around 9am for tour of the city. It is a much larger city than I thought. Saw lots of buildings and monuments all morning. Walked around on our own that afternoon and again had …
Hero shot Rhonda on sea cliff near albatross  colony
Author
Rhonda Markel
During the morning hike on the lava strewn coast of Santiago Island we were treated to the sight of colourful marine iguanas, birds such as yellow warblers, plovers, anis, ostercatchers, finches, …