I’m Going to Antarctica!

I’ve announced it on Twitter and Facebook, but I figured I should make it official and post it on the blog: I’m heading to Antarctica in January!

I’ll be traveling with G Adventures as part of their Wanderers in Residence Program and I’ll be sailing on the M/S Expedition.

The itinerary looks to be awesome. The particular cruise I’m going to be on is the top of the line expedition which G offers in Antarctica: The Spirit of Shackleton. In addition to visiting Antarctica, I’ll be visiting South Georgia Island (where Earnest Shackelton sailed to help his crew) and the Falkland Islands.

This is a true, once-in-a-lifetime experience. It will also be the 7th and final continent which I will have visited.

I’m going there loaded for bear. I’ll be using a 500mm lens from BorrowLenses.com for the trip and for the first time I’ll be bringing 2 DSLR bodies with me. I may never get a chance to go back so I want to make sure I do it right.

For the first time in a while, I’m going to have to think hard about what I’ll be packing. This isn’t just a walk to the corner store.

This is as excited as I’ve been for a trip in a long time. I look forward to sharing the photos I take and my experiences as I head for the last continent.