Antarctica


Antarctica has become a very popular travel destination in recent years, and there are dozens and dozens of tour offerings there. But if you want to get really close to the striking Antarctic …
Antarctic tour, travelers with penguins
Adventure Life Women explore Antarctica Good morning great Adventure Life friends!!! Just a quick note to let you all know that we have fallen in deep deep love with Antarctica. I will fill you …
Laura is so excited to meet Funassyi
Sometimes the joy one finds in travel is not the destination, sights, or adventures obviously associated with the journey. It’s the odd encounters never expected and so wholly out of context. …
Neko Harbour, Antarctica
Prior to ever wanting to go to Antarctica, the name alone brought up images of stark white vistas, flat snowy plains, and generally cold nothingness. How wrong could I be? Stupendously wrong, in …
Beautiful ice formation
1. When is the best time to go? No travelers visit Antarctica during the winter when polar ice blocks ship traffic and temperatures plunge into the negative degrees, even along the relatively …
I'm wearing snowpants for the first time since childhood, and I have on the same coat I wore several years ago while covering the Iditarod sled dog race across Alaska. This coat comes with an …
An absolutely stunning day today!  Due to departing Antarctica a half day early, the Expedition Leader requested permission for an additional landing in the Falklands.  The landing was at …
November 29 This is it. Our last chance to make it to the Emperor Penguin Rookery at Snow Hill. At 5:30 AM, Shane's voice wakes us with the announcement that visibility is only 100 meters and …
November 27 Today's plan - clear weather, cruise back to Snow Hill.  Foul weather, head to Brown Bluff.  Poor weather has us dodging icebergs to arrive at our anchorage for another …
November 28 5:30 am wake up call:  white out conditions prevail with 30 knot winds.  No Snow Hill again this morning.  Some passengers were a bit disappointed, but I'm so …
November 26 Woke to poor visibility and the 5:30 am announcement that helicopter flights to Snow Hill were delayed.  An hour went by and another announcement came regarding further weather …
This morning I woke to ice on three sides of the ship. Being trapped with ice all around made for a wonderfully peaceful night of sleep and I felt energized all day. Weather around the ship was …
What a day! Today we entered Antarctic Sound, also known as Iceberg Alley. And what a place it is! Gigantic table icebergs float everywhere, and on smaller 'bergs Adelie penguins perch in the …
The ship has been rocking back and forth since around 2 am this morning. Swells look to be about 12 feet high, and the crew calls this the Drake Lake. This is versus the Drake Shake which is what …
Each season, Adventure Life has an annual contest that invites our past travelers to share their travel experiences and enter for a chance to win fantastic trips! Here are some past …
Traveler letters and photos
Here at the Adventure Life office, we absolutely love hearing from our travelers!  In this digital day and age, it especially excites us to get "snail mail" correspondence.  Such …
Haley felt very much like Jane Goodall...
This recent Adweek article highlights a company that gives employees money to use for personal travel experiences.  Amazing employee benefit, right?  Here at Adventure Life, we have …
Adventure Life office on a sunny day
Most of us have been on vacation, far away from work & routine, and had the thought, “If only I could do this forever!”  Brian Morgan, CEO & founder of Adventure Life, is one …
Bob Dylan’s “Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands” is playing behind the bar and I don’t think I ever imagined listening to Blonde on Blonde in such a setting.   This …
Most of the ship was up all night as 50-knot winds howled over the deck, and as the foul weather continued we had to scrap our planned landing at Vernansky Station.  Boris announced “Plan …
I woke this morning at dawn, rubbed my eyes and sat up to the windowsill – land!  Giant, sheer faces of ice surrounded the ship on all sides, and big chunks of ice floated past my …
We boarded our Antarctic vessel, One Ocean’s Akademik Sergey Vavilov, at the Port of Ushuaia on March 16.  The port was hosting a long ship regatta the same weekend, so we traversed the …
The Drake Passage: Taking seasick prevention pills and putting on a patch.
Finally!  It was time to board the Sea Spirit! We met at the park, boarded buses and were taken to the gangway.  The excited crew shuffled us along as we checked in and were taken to …
The waters were finally calm enough for the kayakers! Go team Kayak!
This daily announcement brought pangs of jealousy to 95% of the passengers on our cruise, but for the lucky 5% who got to be a part of the special little clique than everyone else on board envied, it …