--- Menu --- Blog Traveler Stories News Travel Tips Responsible Travel Our Office Author Julia Kocubinski Ugh... the Drake Passage. Tried to eat some food, get some fresh air, and listen to several of the lectures that were offered today. Mostly did some sleeping, a little reading, and wandering the ship … Author Elizabeth Conway Our ship, the Lyubov Orlova, is named after a famous Russian actress. It is a tightly-run ship with passionate crew. Our daily agendas (which showed up in our cabins each night like clock-work) … Author Julia Kocubinski Today was a nice leisurely day with Rebecca in Ushuaia. We wandered the streets, did a little shopping and in the afternoon headed to the pier. After saying goodbye to to Rebecca, we boarded the bus … Author Elizabeth Conway Volcanic activity -- BAH! Don't let that steam rising off of the shoreline fool you; the polar plunge was as freezing as it was fun! I suppose, however, that large floating pieces of ice in the bay … Author Julia Kocubinski We headed out this morning and were picked up by the boys at Canal Fun for a day of canoeing and hiking in Tierra del Fuego National Park. We canoed in the morning, all four of us in an inflatable … Author Elizabeth Conway The short answer is it has to do with the the light spectrum, and the way light is filtered through the ice. The thicker the ice, the more blue-green color it displays. Regardless of what our on … Author Julia Kocubinski We arrived this morning in Buenos Aires. Beth and I took a cab into the city to explore around a little while we waited for Renee's plane to arrive. Neither of us had much sleep the night before, … Author Adventure Life As of 7PM Ushuaia time, the Kapitan Khlibnikov remains trapped in the ice near Snow Hill - making it 6 days, I believe, of being stuck. In the mean time, I continue to explore Ushuaia. Today and … Author Elizabeth Conway Not once, but twice, I missed a close encounter with humpback whales. As my zodiac was taking me to shore, a humpback visited others right outside the ship's gangway. And the kayakers where greeted … Author Adventure Life Beautiful Ushuaia, Argentina -- not a bad place to spend a few extra days
Twenty-two hours of flying finally brought me to the city of Buenos Aires. I chose to stop over here for a couple days, … Author Adventure Life Polar Icebreaker, Kapitan Khlebnikov by Henny Miltenburg
Mist from volcanic caldera
Antarctica, the Great White Continent, a land so distant from everyday life, so filled with myth, … Author Elizabeth Conway Views of the countryside from Caracol ruins in Belize
Ancient maya pottery in Belize's ATM cave
Tikal ruins rising out the jungle
Maya ruins at Xunantunich … Author Mary Curry We woke early for the metro ride back to the airport and the 20 hour journey home. Unfortunately, the airlines in the US were not as generous and we had to buy our own food for all of the flights … Author Elizabeth Conway Polar Icebreaker, Kapitan Khlebnikov by Henny Miltenburg
That's right -- one of the only passenger icebreakers in operation -- the Kapitan Khelbnikov -- has announced it will end its career as an … Author Mary Curry This morning, we were transferred to the airport by our tour coordinator. I was really impressed by their service throughout. At the airport, they had someone waiting for us to speed us through check … Author Mary Curry Today, we were driven through the crazy Cairo traffic to two of the most extravagant mosques from the Middle Ages. I was asked to wear a green sack-like garment to enter but no head covering. The … Author Mary Curry This morning we were greeted at the hotel by our Egypt operator including a tour coordinator, guide, and driver for the two of us. They drove us to the Meridien Pyramids to check into our room … Author Mary Curry We were very late disembarking today as we waited until 11am for their immigration officials to come onboard and finish our forms. Once we finally disembarked, we made a hurried tour of Alexandria … Author Mary Curry This morning, nearly a third of our ship was ill with stomach issues, likely from the Syrian food. Fortunately, this was a day at sea so we all had time to rest up.
We took a bridge tour with … Author Mary Curry We had a large buffet breakfast with lots of Middle Eastern fare (salads, cheeses, olives, hummus) as well as American favorites.
We then visited the Great Collonade, agor, and palace baths of … Author Elizabeth Conway Kuna woman with molas - compliments of Sapibenga lodge
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In the Caribbean Sea, a few miles off the … Author Mary Curry We arrived pierside to the industrial port of Tartus this morning. The Syrian Immigration officials boarded our ship including three masked health officers. These health officers watched us disembark … Author Elizabeth Conway Win a Patagonia Wildlife Safari trip: EcoCamp's Suite Domes
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Back by popular demand... I am pleased to announce our new Trip … Author Mary Curry We arrived to the port of Tasucu as one of the only tourist ships to visit the semi-remote area. The mayor greeted our ship with a large welcome sign, sweets, and flowers for the ship. He also …