local street food -  Antigua
Author
Gerard Errante
On this last day of the year, we awoke eagerly anticipating our excursion to Tikal. Following breakfast, we were met by Noe, our guide for the next two days. During the hour-long drive, we were …
Cape petrels
Author
mary Fuller
Becca and I spent the day exploring on foot, eating, drinking and shopping in street markets. We found the artisans craft fair. It is great to see the handmade objects of a different culture. At …
Reflections from the Bottom of the World
Author
Walter Woods
Antarctica Cruise: Drake Passage Again Weather: Calm, overcast. 36 degrees F . . . Another pleasant day aboard the M/V Ortelius. Due to the mild winds the large albatrosses remained shy, but a large …
Arco de Santa Catalina - Antigua
Author
Gerard Errante
Well, not exactly ''Planes, Trains and Automobiles'', today was boat, van, and airplane. Because of our long travel day, we got an early start, being picked up at the Posada boat dock by Gary, and …
One humpback whale
Author
mary Fuller
After a morning of walking to see the three country convergence in the sunshine and home in the pouring rain, Becca and I readied for our bus ride back to Buenos Ares. It was an 8 hour ride in …
Seals hang'n
Author
Walter Woods
Antarctica Cruise: Whalers Bay at Deception Island and Half Moon Island. Weather: Wind. 36 degrees F Overnight we sailed north through the Gerlache Strait to reach our destination for this morning: …
Ruins of San Francisco monastery in Antigua
Author
Gerard Errante
On our second relaxed morning at the Posada, we devoured magnificent blue corn pancakes while again gazing at the lake. While we were waiting for breakfast, D who is an excellent musician gave an …
Anchors aweigh
Author
mary Fuller
This was a great day in nature. We hiked, we rode the boat under the falls, we hiked, we viewed the falls from below, above and on level, we hiked, we rode the shuttle train. We saw monkeys, coatis, …
Author
Elizabeth Conway
Wildlife viewing on an Arctic tour While on a Galapagos tour or an Antarctica cruise you can literally trip over the wildlife if you're not paying attention. However, we can all use a little …
Should I jump?
Author
Walter Woods
Antarctica Cruise: Paradise Bay, Neumayer Channel, Port Lockroy on Goudier Island. Weather: Snow and overcast. 34 degrees F I awoke with the ship positioned in Paradise Harbor, ready for our second …
ruins of Antigua Cathedral
Author
Gerard Errante
This was our first unhurried morning, and after a leisurely breakfast overlooking the lake, we met our guide, Gary, and travel companions, Nita and Larry in Santiago. To get into town, we were …
Sea birds and the setting sun
Author
mary Fuller
The day was spent in travel. But behind us is the cold of Antarctica and ahead is the hot humid tropical weather of Iguazu. We looked a bit funny wearing warm boots, while everyone around us had on …
Rotten Ice
Author
Walter Woods
Antarctica Cruise: Lemaire Channel, Petermann Island and Vernadsky Station in the Argentine Islands. Weather: Cloudy with some rain and light snow in the afternoon. 34 degrees F In the morning for …
Antigua Central Plaza
Author
Gerard Errante
Greeted by another beautiful morning, after an early breakfast we left the wonderful Hotel Aurora for a full day of travel. We were met at 8:00 AM, and joined by our new travel mates, Nita and Larry …
View from my room
Author
mary Fuller
Next we head North to Iguassu Falls and Buenos Ares
Keep lov'n our planet!
Author
Walter Woods
Antarctica Cruise: The Gerlache Strait, Errera Channel, Cuverville Island, and Neko Harbour in Andvord Bay. Weather: Overcast. 37 degrees F The day started with a few Minke whales escorting the MV …
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 …