Category Archives: Antarctica

Travel Guide: Exploring Antarctica – Welcome to the 7th continent club

I write this with tears in my eyes. We proudly present our most wonderful journey to our last, final continent. Many who venture to Antarctica are often overcome with emotion because it is such a unique, beautiful, indescribable place. On this journey we were surrounded by a young woman battling cancer, older folks on their last great adventure, and other backpackers taking a risky chance by living life in a less conventional way. Continue reading Travel Guide: Exploring Antarctica – Welcome to the 7th continent club

Best Antarctica Packing List AND Travel Guide

Every year at this time, emails come in from adventurers around the globe seeking firsthand advice about what to pack for an Antarctica expedition. After composing the email many times, I realized it was time to make an official “Ultimate Antarctica Packing Guide” to help others have a successful, enjoyable trip to the last and coldest frontier. Expedition outfitters often have guides available, but everyone who has reached out to us claims that they are seeking a firsthand account of our personal experience. Continue reading Best Antarctica Packing List AND Travel Guide

How to Do Antarctica on a Budget

Come BS with us as we explore Ushuaia & Antarctica. Topics include tips to save money when securing a booking, crossing the Drake Passage, packing smart, and the emotions felt upon landing on the 7th continent. Also included, is The Director’s Commentary session which provides viewers with a behind-the-scenes perspective on our Exploring Antarctica video.

For goodness sake, we got the shaky, shaky Drake!

Well, Audrey’s greatest fear came true. A Drake that made the whole ship shake. Continue reading For goodness sake, we got the shaky, shaky Drake!

Antarctica or Bust!

Our Ship – The Sea Adventurer

In about one hour, we will embark on our Antarctica voyage aboard the Sea Adventurer. We are excited and ready. I have been really anxious these last couple days. Harry keeps telling me, “If Kate Upton can do it, you could do it.” I am using that as my tackling fuel. Continue reading Antarctica or Bust!

Drake Passage Seasickness Survival Guide – Antarctica Travel

Folks! We are 57 days out!

In the last few weeks,  as I have been spending  some special time with my closer friends, some have asked me, “So what are you most afraid of?” Many would think the answer would be one of the following: not having a steady income, selling almost everything we own, or not having a car/home/job to come home to. But do you know what my biggest fear is? Crossing that damn Drake Passage!

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We’re taking the (polar) plunge!

Today may be the last day of life as we know it.

When Harry and I played our destination game a few weeks ago, I knew Antarctica was a must-do on our trip. In fact, it was the place where I put my very first sticker indicating that this was the #1 destination of choice for my RTW.  It has been a life goal of mine to step foot on all seven continents. Now that we have a rough itinerary in place, it’s time to start making that goal a reality. Continue reading We’re taking the (polar) plunge!