Monthly Archives: January 2012

Monday Travel Update – Heading to Antarctica Edition

Posted by on January 9, 2012

Less than 24 hours till I take off to Antarctica!

I have so much last minute stuff to do: get a haircut (so I don’t need one for another few months), pack my bags and finish some last minute online things.

One thing I didn’t really stress in my previous post about getting ready for Antarctica is that I’ll also be visiting the Falkland Islands and South Georgia. Both are places that get very few visitors. I’m almost as excited to be visiting those places as I am for setting foot on Antarctica.

Also, for those of you that care, I am also on Pinterest now!

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Preparing for Antarctica

Posted by on January 8, 2012

In just 3 days I set out for Antarctica on the M/S Expedition!

This is probably the biggest adventure in my 5-years of traveling. It will easily be the furthest south I’ve traveled (previously Invercargill, New Zealand), it will probably be the most remote location I’ve ever been (depending on how you define remote), it will be the longest trip I’ve taken by ship in the roughest seas I’ve ever been on. It will also be my seventh and final continent to visit.

This trip is also requiring more thought in term of packing that any other trip I’ve taken. Normally I just throw stuff into a bag take off. Here is a brief overview of what I’m planning to bring:
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Photo Essay – Canary Islands

Posted by on January 5, 2012

In 2011 I had the pleasure of visiting the Canary Islands. Located off the coast of Africa, the volcanic chain of islands are a Spanish province and have a history that goes back to the colonization of the Americas. I was able to explore 5 of the islands in the Canaries: Gran Canarias, Lanzarote, Tenerife, La Gomera, and La Palma. Each island’s unique geography gives it a character distinct from its neighbors. These images capture some of the culture and diversity I found on the Canary Islands.
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