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We spent over a week in Alaska going from Sitka to Juneau. Lots of kayaking, icebergs, bears, and so many whales! An incredible group of people aboard ship. They call this a small ship cruise, but …

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Making a quick phone call with a new friendThe Sitka National Historical Park entranceThe fort at the Sitka National Historical ParkEnjoying a cup of coffee at the Juneau harborTotem poles are traditional for the native population of Alaska
The hike up to Lago de Los Tres, Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
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Jenny Johnston
Have you ever thought of what would be in your suitcase if you were leaving for an Antarctica expedition?  Even to the most seasoned traveler, packing for such a journey seems daunting.  …
Kapitan Khlebnikov breaking ice
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Adventure Life
Kapitan Khlebnikov breaking ice. Photo by Paul Orenstein Yesterday's attempt at the Shetland Islands was a bust, again due to weather. ¬†Winds were blowing hard, and word was that all the ships in …
Family shot
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Adventure Life
Emperor Penguins in Antarctica. Photo by Laurie Allread 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 …
Guests get in the spirit of the Gold Rush
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Lynessa Nelson
"Welcome Ladies and Gents for your grand adventure aboard the SS Legacy!"  Our journey had begun and it appeared there would not be a dull moment onboard as the Heritage Team …
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Mary Curry
Marathon on the Sea Adventurer Our Arctic cruise itinerary has been flexible, adjusting due to rapidly changing ice conditions. We end up with a couple of extra days at sea as we navigate the ice …
Northern bottlenose whale greets our ship!
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Mary Curry
Northern bottlenose whale greets our ship! I'm talking with our Arctic cruise expedition leader at the bridge, curious about our progress across the Davis Strait from Greenland to Canada. …
The SS Legacy
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Elizabeth Conway
Explore a little Alaska history on the 88-passenger ship, SS Legacy Alaska's history is alive on board the small-ship, SS Legacy. Characters in Alaska's complex history like conservationist John …
The newest members of the Sissimiut dog sled team
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Mary Curry
The newest members of the Sissimiut dog sled team This morning we stop in Sisimiut, a picturesque village of colorful homes scattered on the hillside over the town. We walk around the town and visit …
Kittiwakes at the Arctic's Sondrestrom Fjord
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Mary Curry
Kittiwakes at the Arctic's Sondrestrom Fjord Today during our Arctic adventure, we explore a glacier in the Sondrestrom Fjord via zodiac. The glacier is an impressive wall of ice. Kittiwakes fly …
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Mary Curry
First Zodiac to Sea Adventure Today we arrived in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland and the start of our mother-daughter Arctic cruise. At nearly 70 degrees, we quickly stripped out of our layers and …
Heading to open waters
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Laura Cahill
Heading to open waters The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.  - Jacques-Yves Cousteau Nestled between the Baja California Peninsula and mainland Mexico is …
Cooking classes
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Sullivan Peraino
Our first day on our Mendoza tour has been nothing short of perfect - we cooked a meal in a busy Argentine kitchen, toured the largest family winery in the country, mailed 3 cases of wine back to the …
Niagra Falls
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Elizabeth Conway
Visit the booming Niagara Falls on a Great Lakes cruise North America's Great Lakes live up to their name. For centuries, these five incredible bodies of fresh-water have played a major role in …
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Matthew Long
To discover new areas of the world and experience nature in its most primal sense is what drives me to travel. There are certain places where these experiences are like none other: the Galapagos, the …
Leopard seal, showin' some teeth!
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Elizabeth Conway
Nancy Golden wins our Trip Journal Contest for her submission: Antarctica, the Falklands, and South Georgia Once again our annual Trip Journal Contest has come to an end and I am happy to announce …
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Elizabeth Conway
Sweepstakes is now closed. Stay tuned as we announce the lucky winner! It's not easy to get to one of the most isolated places on the planet -- but we're making it easier than ever to make an …
Visit Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
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Elizabeth Conway
On stands now is Conde Nast Traveler's Cruise Guide, highlighting some of the best ships and itineraries in the cruising world -- from the resurrection of European River Cruising and unique …
Unforgettable experiences on your Antarctic cruise
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Elizabeth Conway
Shoulder season, like early November, is a great time for an Antarctica adventure When deciding when to visit Antarctica, time of year does make a difference, but deciding which time of year is …
Views from the Kapitan Khlebnikov
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Laurie Allread
photo by Laurie Allread December 1, 2011 and December 2, 2011 The days were spent cruising north to Macquarie Island. The time was spent attending lectures, cleaning our gear for our …
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Laurie Allread
Antarctica Icebergs November 27, 2011 The Ross Ice Shelf came into view about noon. Size of France and is about 600 miles The vastness cannot be captured in with any lens. The icy cold winds …
Atop the Kapitan Khlebnikov
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Laurie Allread
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 …
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Laurie Allread
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
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Laurie Allread
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 …

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