View of Pacuya Volcano from Antigua
Author
Gerard Errante
In the clear light of day, the courtyard that had looked somewhat mysterious in the subdued light the previous night, burst into a profusion of colors. After the previous day's diet of airport food, …
Sea adventurer on the Beagle channel
Author
mary Fuller
Back to Ushuaia and bittersweet partings from new friends from all over the world. Farewell to our home away from home, the Sea Adventurer Now when you walk the streets you see familiar faces. 54 …
Rock'n on New Years Eve!
Author
Walter Woods
Antarctica Cruise: The Drake Passage Weather: Sunny. 30 degrees F After a better-than-average Drake Passage we were quickly approaching Antarctica and hoped to see the South Shetland Islands in the …
Hotel Aurora courtyard in Antigua
Author
Gerard Errante
For the last several years, my partner D and I have arranged end-of-year trips, in part with the idea of celebrating New Year's Day in an exotic locale. Some previous trips have been to New Zealand, …
Becca at the end of the world
Author
mary Fuller
Merry Christmas. And your gift is... calm seas on the Drake passage again. A sunset that lasts for hours and brings with it the most beautiful pink and blue sky. The birds fly around the ship as if …
What a day!
Author
Walter Woods
Antarctica Cruise: Drake Passage Weather: Overcast. 39 degrees F It was Christmas Eve and my adventure South was truly underway now. The conditions were not so rough that the ship could not make …
Katy and Becca
Author
mary Fuller
It snowed on the ship. Our Australian friends really enjoyed that. Another friend celebrated his birthday. I got a picture of him under a rainbow. Beginning and ending the trip with rainbows. …
Strike-a-pose
Author
Walter Woods
Weather: Sunny. 43 degrees F Ushuaia is often referred to as ''the end of the world; the beginning of everything''. It certainly felt that way to me as I boarded the MV Ortelius today between 4 and …
Katys serenity at the end of the world
Author
mary Fuller
First , and probably only, day of cold and wind- in the 30's F and 15 mph wind Of course this is the day we went to the geothermal Deception Island. So that was no real issue. Saw fur seal, …
King penguins at Volunteer Point on East Falkland Island
Author
Greg Michaels
We had one more day in Chile before our overnight flight home. We went to the local zoo, which was surprisingly great for a small zoo, especially their large aviary filled with parrots, peacocks and …
The central acropolis of the Maya ruin site Tikal
Author
Elizabeth Conway
Explore the ancient city of Tikal during a Guatemala tour Hidden within Guatemala's El Peten jungle is Tikal, the largest ruined city of the Maya Classic Period. The site encompasses at least …
Whale Breaching
Author
Walter Woods
Ushuaia, Argentina Weather: Partly cloudy. 43degrees F ''Antarctica? Why?'' ''Antarctica? Wow!'' Those were the two most common responses from family, friends and colleagues when they learned I was …
Parque Nacionale
Author
mary Fuller
Today we visited Port Lockroy. Mailed letters at the post office. All of us have a bit of sunburn on our faces. We saw beautiful icebergs from water level in the kayaks and played sponge tag. Saw …
Rockhopper Penguins on Saunders Island
Author
Greg Michaels
Sadly, this was our last day in the Falklands. Our excellent driver picked us up and took us to Mount Pleasant airport, about an hour from Stanley and the Malvina House. He even stopped along the way …
Rufous collared sparrow, tierra del Fuego national park
Author
mary Fuller
Today is the solstice- the longest day of the year. Another sunny, warm day. How lucky we are. Went to Vernadsky Landing and had a homemade vodka and visited the southernmost gift shop on the world. …
A curious King Penguin in the Falklands
Author
Greg Michaels
Today was an all day trip to Volunteer Point, a little beach situated probably only twenty miles from Stanley as the crow flies. However, the only overland route has very little in the way of marked …
A Welcoming Smile
Author
Elizabeth Conway
Knowing a bit a Spanish comes in handy when talking with locals on a Bolivia tour. Spanish a bit rusty? You and me both. In general, Spanish is used throughout Latin America - but you'll …
Local beer at Dublin pub
Author
mary Fuller
Beautiful sunny day again. Now we are wearing sweaters instead of parkas. Many Gentoo penguins, Skuas and their babes. Avalanches across the bay. Beautiful lookout view. Fun slide down the snow. We …
Baby Seal at Sea Lion Island
Author
Greg Michaels
Today we left Saunders Island and returned to Stanley. We were hoping to fit in some more time with the wildlife today but it didn't quite work out. We did enjoy our arranged tour and visit to the …
Ushuaia
Author
mary Fuller
Bright sun greets us with amazing temperatures and calm seas. Becca, my daughter and I get to kayak through Mickelson Bay and see blue icebergs, clear water and brash ice. Katy, my other daughter, …
Mingling with the locals in the Falkland Islands
Author
Greg Michaels
We had another half day at the neck before our obliging hosts returned us to the Settlement where we would spend our last night. No view of the penguins here, but the accommodations are nearer to the …
Author
Elizabeth Conway
If you've been on an Argentina tour or Uruguay trip chances are you've passed the mate. Yerba mate is a hot drink made from a blend of herbs, much like a tea. It contains caffeine, herbs and proteins …
March of the penguins
Author
mary Fuller
Crossed the Antarctic convergence during the night,62 58.0 S , 61 51.2'W. Calm settled weather is a pleasant surprise for these landlubbers. Then the 5 humpback whales come to play with our ship. …
Gentoos in the water on a beautiful day at Saunders Island
Author
Greg Michaels
As luck would have it, someone canceled their reservation on the Neck tonight and we were able to spend the night in their very comfortable portacabin with only one other visitor, a nice young girl …