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The Surprising History of Antarctic Tourism

See some of the incredible (and cute) wildlife.

Tourism is booming in Antarctica, with nearly 40, 000 people making the journey to the bottom of the earth during the October-February Antarctic summer. It’s quite the increase since the first commercial tickets were sold aboard the SS Fleurus mail ship during its annual trip to the South Orkney Islands in the 1920s.

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February 13, 2015 by | Comments Off on The Surprising History of Antarctic Tourism

Antarctica – The Last Unique Place on Earth [PHOTOS]

Sunspur on a beautiful blue day

Antarctica – the last unique place on Earth

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August 11, 2014 by | Comments Off on Antarctica – The Last Unique Place on Earth [PHOTOS]

How to Pack for an Antarctica Cruise

Antarctica - penguin close up

Are you heading to the land of intrepid explorers, icebergs, and penguins? If you are going to the bottom of the world, one would think you are simply packing the warmest stuff you can find – but there’s much more to an Antarctica packing list than warm clothes.

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March 10, 2014 by | Comments Off on How to Pack for an Antarctica Cruise

Penguins and Postcards in Port Lockroy, Antarctica

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In my excitement I ended up with two stamps – the first, placed by the kayak expedition leader on my ship, the second one stamped myself in the British Antarctica Research Center at Port Lockroy. Now, my passport holds two blue ovals, each with the same date and map coordinates, each displaying an indigo blue […]

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June 25, 2013 by | Comments Off on Penguins and Postcards in Port Lockroy, Antarctica