Antarctica Alternative: the Falklands and South Georgia Island

Many travelers want to visit Antarctica because it’s a bucket list item, or because it’s continent number seven for them. Or maybe there’s a pull because it seems like the last wild place where nature rules. You could hang a left on the map from Argentina instead, however, and see teeming wildlife in the Falkland [&hellip

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Where Your Ship Goes in Antarctica

There are some great excursions on this planet where you can compress the experience down to a few short days, but that’s not going to work for Antarctica. Even if you fly across the Drake Passage you’ll need plenty of time, so you might as well commit to the long haul. If you can extend [&hellip

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Solo Travel to Antarctica (Without a Single Supplement)

Does solo travel to Antarctica seem like it will be difficult to pull off? Many people who want to take a “trip of a lifetime” have trouble finding someone else who is ready to take it with them. One person’s bucket list is another’s “no way” list, especially when you’re talking about something as extreme [&hellip

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How to Pack for an Antarctica Tour

Packing light may be easy for a trip to the Tropics, but if you’re heading to the end of the Earth for an Antarctica Adventure Tour, choosing what to pack or not can have major consequences. Even if you’re on an airline generous enough to allow two checked bags with no fees, there are still [&hellip

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Flying Straight to the Wonders of Antarctica From Chile

Many nature lovers who have a longing to see the stark beauty and wildlife of Antarctica are put off by the idea of taking so long to get there on a ship. Especially since that ship is crossing notoriously rough waters in the Drake Passage. There are a few companies that offer a way to [&hellip

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From Argentina to Antarctica with Quark Expeditions

This week we posted a detailed story on a journey to Antarctica with Quark Expeditions. Yeah I know, Antarctica is not in Latin America. It’s not really anywhere grounded in geography—it’s own continent meant for penguins, not people. But if you’re going to Antarctica, you’re going to go through Ushuaia, Argentina. On the right tour, [&hellip

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