Starting the voyage
When my wife and I finally went to Antarctica in November on the Ocean Nova, a Quark ship that carried us and 62 other passengers, it was the highlight of the year, if not a ... Full Journal »
My Photos : Steve
Read my journal : Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica Trip
My Photos : Michele
To the "end of the world" and back. My sister and I started the trip with a stay over in Buenos Aires before taking a flight to Ushuaia. Together we hiked and kayaked through Tierra del Fuego. We set foot on Cape Horn and an island inhabited only by penguins. Together, we sailed the Straits of Magellan; we learned about the history of Patagonia: the indigenous people, plants, animals, explorers, wars, politics and the people of today. We tasted foods and drank wine and beer of the region. Finally, we trekked the W circuit of Torres del Paine. A promise was made between my sister and I - that we would travel to the end of the world together. That promise was filled with our Patagonia trip. The experience of being in such a beautiful place, together, as we promised so many years ago, was unforgettable. Life is too short to miss out on all the beauty the world has to offer.
Read my journal : Patagonia - 2013
My Photos : George
Patagonia. How does one describe an area that is indescribable? It's a land of stark contrasts--jagged snow-capped mountains peaks, pristine lakes, and massive glaciers of mesmerizing beauty, but also a landscape of barren emptiness inhabited only by the incessant Patagonian wind. We called it ''Elusive Patagonia.'' After reading our journal and viewing our photos, what would you call it?
Read my journal : Elusive Patagonia
My Photos : Walter
\'\'Antarctica? Why?\'\' \'\'Antarctica? Wow!\'\' Those were the two most common responses from family, friends and colleagues when they learned I was off to the frozen continent for the holidays. I stepped on the Antarctic continent twice: my journey through ice, wind and stormy weather a glorious one. John Steinbeck said it best: \'\'. . .we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.\'\'
Read my journal : Antarctica/ South America Trip (Argentina-Ushuaia) 2012
My Photos : Steve
Gentoo penguins, king penguins, adele penguins, chinstrap penguins, rockhopper penguins, Orca whales, fur seals, elephant seals, weddell seals, crabeater seals, birds, and more!
Read my journal : Antarctica, South Georgia Island - Nov 2012
My Photos : Gabriel Barok
Adventure Life together with its Argentina Tour Operator (Kallpa T.O.) and Yacutinga Jungle lodge near Iguazu Falls organise and fund four days of Enviromental Education for pupils of native Guarani people School...
Read my journal : Yacutinga Enviromental Education - Iguazu
I went to : Argentina
My Photos : Jarm
Bogota is a high altitude city with a 500+ year history involving Spain and Europe. Of interest is the fact that the Colombian government is the most friendly to the USA of all South American countries. We saw evidence of progress in many facets of the country. The flag represent their history and culture: yellow for the gold mined, blue for the two oceans (Pacific and Atlantic) that flank the country, and red, for the blood of the Martyrs fighting for Independence. We were so blessed to be a part of the Dubberly\'s life and church while in Bogota. May God continue to bless their ministry as they serve Him!
Read my journal : Colombia Trip
I went to : Argentina
My Photos : K. Peyton
Awe -- \"an overwhelming feeling of reverence, admiration, fear, etc., produced by that which is grand, sublime, extremely powerful, or the like.\" Yep, that sums up my ~3 weeks in and around Antarctica. Always at the top of my must-do list, I decided to stop talking about it and start living it! The following journal recounts my incredible journey. I hope it inspires you to take that leap!
Read my journal : Antarctica - pure awe for 19 days...