Grytviken: a strange beauty from an ugly past
Author
Fergus Fricke
Returned safely and highly satisfied except for the extra weight put on.
Unknown volcano - Flight from Arequipa to Juliaca
Author
Elizabeth Conway
The bad news: American Airlines filed for bankruptcy this morning. The good news: At this time it looks like "business as usual" for travelers during the Chapter 11 process. Here is the official …
Grytviken visitors
Author
Fergus Fricke
To fill in the time between morning and afternoon tea we saw a film about 'extreme kayaking'. Now that is an adventure I do not want to have.
Cusco: A marriage of Spanish and Inca
Author
Nate Mirocha
We flew out of Cusco early in the morning to connect on a flight out of Lima and back to the States. Adventure Life made this seamless for us and provided a representative to take us to the Cusco …
Our first icebergs
Author
Fergus Fricke
Heave ho, the Drake Passage
Cusco: Windows perfectly aligned
Author
Nate Mirocha
Michele: I was very happy to take another shower in the morning (probably my sixth in the last 12 hours) and have a good breakfast at the hotel. We caught a 6 a.m. bus up to Machu Picchu to get an …
Stromness: the sea is no longer red
Author
Fergus Fricke
How could men have built a 'whaling station' in such a beautiful place but one has to admire their courage. Was it just money that drove them to it?
Clouds above Cusco
Author
Nate Mirocha
Michele: We woke up to our last breakfast with our team of porters and Augusto. A table was set up outside, overlooking the clouds. Our group wore the brightly colored and festive garments from their …
Antarctic sunset
Author
Laurie Allread
Antarctica at sunset - photo by Laurie Allread November 26th, 2011 Much to our surprise, the winds increased to 44 knots which again prevented the helicopters from flying to Ross Island for …
The graves of whalers and whales
Author
Fergus Fricke
A couple of cold zodiac trips amongst the icebergs. Afternoon tea (well hot chocolate and biscuits actually) delivered to us by zodiac. The ship's hospitality staff must have read my mind or heard my …
Cusco: Plaza de Armas
Author
Nate Mirocha
Nate: It was cold this morning until the sun rose over the mountains and showered our camp with direct light. Once packed, we set off for the first site of the day, which was visible from camp, but …
The Kapitan Khlebnikov
Author
Laurie Allread
The Kapitan Klebnikov in Antarctica - photo by Laurie Allread November 25, 2011 Our plans for visiting McMurdo and Ross Stations, Scott's Discovery hut at Cape Evans and hiking Observation Hill …
Stromness whaling station
Author
Fergus Fricke
At last we set foot on the Antarctic Continent and walk up a glacier until we are in danger of falling down a crevasse. In the afternoon we landed at Paulett Island to see a few more penguins and …