Antarctica


Emperor Penguin - photo by Laurie Allread NOVEMBER 20, 2011 Again we were reminded of the old Russian saying "the best way though ice is around ice." The day was spent weaving in and out of ice …
Breaking ice
115 miles from the Antarctic Peninsula - photo by Laurie Allread November 19th, 2011 We spent the day heading toward Cape Washington or Coulman Island to visit emperor Penguins. The currents …
Atop the Kapitan Khlebnikov
NOVEMBER 18TH, 2011 -- 7PM The Kapitan Klebnikov pushes through ice - Photo by Laurie Allread Tomorrow will be another day of crushing ice as Coulman Island is still 170 miles away. Due to the …
The Kapitan Klebnikov breaks through the ice pack... November 17th, 2011 -- 9:00 am Yesterday we entered the pack ice about 8pm. The light was incredible as we photographed the snow petrels and …
Views from the Kapitan Khlebnikov
Antarctica travel photo by Laurie Allread NOVEMBER 15TH TUESDAY -- SOUTHERN OCEAN 7AM Last night we were warned to expect the worst and to secure our items in our cabins. Surprisingly, most of …
Laurie Allread prepares for her fourth voyage to Antarctica. This picture was taken on her trip to Snow Hill in 2008 Friday - Nov. 11, 2011 This afternoon we conducted bio security which …
Laurie Allread prepares for her fourth voyage to Antarctica. This picture was taken on her trip to Snow Hill in 2008 Tuesday - November 8, 2011: Anticipation is increasing. Tonight, I will meet …
Photographer in disguise
Preparing to return to Antarctica for a fourth visit, Adventure Life traveler, Laurie Allread, explains a little about why Antarctica continues to beckon her return again ... and again. Laurie will …
A Tikal Tower appearing above the jungle canopy
The legendary Tikal ruins are found in Guatemala's Peten region My husband and I just returned from a visit to the ancient Maya city of Tikal in Guatemala. We were staying in Belize at Pook's Hill …
See rockhopper penguins up close on a Falkland Islands tour
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 Steeple …
Kapitan Khlebnikov breaking ice
Polar Icebreaker, Kapitan Khlebnikov by Henny Miltenburg   Mist from volcanic caldera Antarctica, the Great White Continent, a land so distant from everyday life, so filled with myth, …
More penguinos
Antarctica is sought-after by travelers for its incredible scenery and wildlife Travel to Antarctica has always been for those eager to explore the very end of the world. Unfortunately, as the …
A zodiac excursion on the "Historic Huts and Heroes" cruise. I’ll admit I’ve occasionally been skeptical of the idea of expedition cruising. Sure, you’re traveling to Antarctica or the …