--- Menu --- Blog Traveler Stories News Travel Tips Responsible Travel Our Office 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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, … Author Glory Moore First stop of the day was on the beautiful island of Rabida with it's gorgeous red sand beaches. We then moved on to James Bay on Santiago island. The spectacular hike was overshadowed by my poor … Author Courtney Jordan Left mid-morning for the long trip back to Punta Arenas. Stopped for lunch at the same place and then got to the airport to find that our flight was delayed. No food at the airport and we only got … Author Rhonda Markel Every morning I awoke with a smile on my face wondering what the day would bring. I was not once disappointed. I awoke early and made my way to the front of the boat in search of whales. They are … Author Glory Moore Another successful day of photography! Not only did I get the usual band of characters -- land iguanas, baby sea lions, Galapagos hawk -- but I was able to photograph a Galapagos sea turtle while … Author Courtney Jordan Today we got to sleep in a little bit and then we were off for a day of hiking. Was really a great hike and not too challenging. Again saw lots of animals and our joke was to take pictures of them … Author Rhonda Markel We awoke in Darwin Bay to a view of Genovesa Island. It was but a short panga ride to the beach where Gaby and Pepe, our guides, introduced us to some of the local inhabitants - red-footed boobies, … Author Glory Moore Giant land tortoises, that is. Our trip up into the highlands was, again, a bit damp, but that will never stop me from having a great time! What interesting creatures these land tortoises are, and … Author Courtney Jordan After a great breakfast and pack up of lunch, we are off to see the park. We are in and out of the van all day with our little group and really get to see a lot. Salto Grande Waterfall, Grey … Author Rhonda Markel To dream is to be alive!
Ever since I was a little girl I dreamed about visiting the Galapagos Islands. Little did I know, that one day I would achieve that dream, not from Montreal where I was born, … Author Glory Moore The morning weather started off a bit on the dreary side which didn't make for spectacular photography, but that didn't stop me from shooting a lot of flamingo photos. One of my ''so close'' moments … Author Courtney Jordan We are up early and again a little confusion, as we never rec'd our welcome packet upon arrival in Santiago. We wait outside the hotel early, as we know we are supposed to get picked up for the … Author Glory Moore If I didn't have the photos to prove it, I'd think I was dreaming. Quite possibly one of my favorite islands this trip. The weather being perfect made it that much more magical. Took tons (and by … Author Courtney Jordan After an early flight (which is longer than we thought and there was no food), we are hungry and ready to officially start the trip. After a little confusion with transportation, we take a taxi to … Author Glory Moore The trip is off to a grand start. Got settled in on the Millennium, organized the photo bag and then headed back to the island for a trip to the educational center. Great photography opportunities … Author Courtney Jordan After a long night of travel, we arrive in Santiago around 10am. It is pretty hot. We walk around Bella Vista after checking in to the hotel. We have to go to bed early, as our flight is at 5:30am … Author Adventure Life See rockhopper penguins up close on a Falkland Islands tour. Photo by: Jo Turner
An absolutely stunning day today! Due to departing Antarctica a half day early, the Expedition Leader requested … Author Adventure Life An absolutely stunning day today! Due to departing Antarctica a half day early, the Expedition Leader requested permission for an additional landing in the Falklands. The landing was at Steeple … Author Adventure Life Kapitan Khlebnikov breaking ice. Photo by Paul Orenstein
Yesterday's attempt at the Shetland Islands was a bust, again due to weather. Winds were blowing hard, and word was that all the ships in …