--- Menu --- Blog Traveler Stories News Travel Tips Responsible Travel Our Office Author Nancy Golden A full day in the Drake Passage and nothing to do but hang out, listen to presentations, and try to keep food down. Last night my roommates and I had taken the regular Dramamine (i.e., the 'more … Author Nancy Golden Camping was great, but you can't knock indoor plumbing. I don't mind roughing it, but there's just no running behind a tree in Antarctica. And Mr. Yummy - the makeshift toilet set up for our camping … Author Nancy Golden The main attractions of our morning zodiac cruise of Cierra Cove were ice and seals. Though the crabeater seals were more plentiful, the leopard seals stole the show. One particular individual was … Author Nancy Golden Every species of penguin deserves its own stop to check in on a giant breeding colony, and today it was the adelie's turn. Paulette Island, in the Weddell Sea, just off the Antarctic continent, was … Author Nancy Golden Back on land today, to the aptly named Penguin Island. I grudgingly bypassed the day's hike for the promise of an extra dose of chinstrap penguins, and was justly rewarded. A large breeding colony … Author Nancy Golden The highlight of this day at sea was arrival at Elephant Island, where Shackleton's men stayed for 5 months while he sailed to South Georgia for assistance. (If you haven't read a good book about … Author Nancy Golden There were two main draws this morning: #1: big blue tabular icebergs, and #2: penguins porpoising through the water. Which led to the natural confluence of the two, and a sight we'd all been waiting … Enter your photo for a chance to win $500 to luggagepros.com today!
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Nearing the island on the … Author Nancy Golden I was wrong. It was not a hangover. And it was not seasickness. So why couldn't I get out of bed this morning?
It took me a while to figure it out for sure, not until later in the day when the … Author Nancy Golden Or was it a hangover? The lines are blurry. But like many a New Year's Day, we spent this one doing varied and sundry nap-related activities. Like napping. A great remedy for whatever ails you. And …