--- Menu --- Blog Traveler Stories News Travel Tips Responsible Travel Our Office 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 … 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. … 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 … Author mary Fuller Day at sea brings informative lectures and rock hopper penguins far from home. Lots of sea birds join us on the voyage.
64 16.7'W Author Greg Michaels After we arrived on Saunders Island and got settled in, our host Susan drove five of us to The Rookery. This was our first time seeing the black-browed albatross. They were such neat birds, and made … Author Dileep Bhandarkar Our flight landed a few minutes late at LAX. We had a long walk (seemed like a mile) to Terminal 6 where Alaska Airlines is located. After a 15 minute wait in the MVP Gold Priority check in line, we … Author mary Fuller We spent the day at the end of the world- town, National park. Birds abound, amazing mountain vistas, glaciers, lakes of quiet beauty and hikes to enjoy everything up close and personal.
Back to … Author Greg Michaels When we arrived on Sea Lion Island, we immediately received first class hotel treatment - help with our bags, offers of tea and cookies and then a tour of the Island by Land Rover (which is what … Author Dileep Bhandarkar Our flight from Punta Arenas departed just after midnight. The final adventure had begun. We picked up our luggage after the flight landed at 3:30 am and went up to the 3rd floor to find the LAN … Author mary Fuller We arrived in Ushuaia, a town that makes its own weather. Cold, rainy, then sunny and warm. Clouds percolate over the mountains. End of the world signs everywhere. If this is the end, How come we're … Author Greg Michaels Today we were supposed to fly directly to the Sea Lion Lodge, but due to an unfortunate accident with one of the flight attendants on the last leg of our journey to Stanley, we were diverted back to … Artist impression of the Amazon's Chullachaqui by David Hewson. Spot Chullachaqui yourself on an Amazon tour!
A little local legend, compliments of the Amazon...
The Chullachaqui is a … Author Dileep Bhandarkar On waking up at the usual 7 am we were told that the flight from Punta Arenas had not departed and they were in standby mode. We would probably not leave until some time after lunch.
We were give … Author mary Fuller Set off with my daughters, Katy and Becca, for a southernly adventure.- Antarctica.
Left winter in Maryland to Summer in Argentina and Antarctica. First omen - rainbow over the planes in Miami, while … Author Greg Michaels We arrived hungry and tired in Santiago, Chile after an overnight flight. Going through immigration and purchasing the necessary entry visa took a little longer than expected. When that was finished … Author Dileep Bhandarkar We cruised in to Maxwell Bay in the morning. The weather looked clear, but as we closer the fog set in. Antarctica did not want us to leave! Weather was not good and the incoming flight was delayed. … Author Dileep Bhandarkar Once again, we heard Mariano wake us up at 7:30 in morning to get ready to enjoy what we thought would be our last whole day of excursions. After breakfast, we landed on Mikkelsen Harbour … Author Julia Kocubinski After breakfast, we headed back to the little airstrip in Placencia, and flew to Belize. It was sad to say goodbye to this beautiful country, but no doubt we will be back. It really has everything … Gifting Travel: Is an Antarctica cruise on your holiday gift-list?
Since October I've received at least a hundred newsletters highlighting great travel deals, flight discounts and specials … Author Dileep Bhandarkar We did not go to Paradise Bay, but Neko Harbour was outstanding! It was our second Antarctic peninsula landing of the cruise.
Neko Harbour video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0IN4vM2LHM
Today, we … Author Julia Kocubinski Today was another day of just relaxing before heading home. We did our last-minute shopping, ate some more great local food and swimming in the pool. I really was enjoying the laid-back lifestyle of … Author Dileep Bhandarkar Our day started with a 7 am wake up call and 7:30 breakfast. Today was an exciting day in Antarctica! We started with a talk about penguins by Andre, followed by our first continental landing at … Author Julia Kocubinski Placencia really is a great little place. I was in San Pedro several years back, and without a doubt, I would recommend Placencia. It is more laid-back, smaller and quieter. We spent today just … Author Dileep Bhandarkar At the 7 am breakfast, we were informed that we would head out to the airport at 8 am for a 9 am departure! We were relieved to see the C-130 provided by Argentina Linea Aerea del Estado (LADE) ready …