As I sit here freezing through Germany’s winter, knowing spring is still months away, I was trying to think happy thoughts to warm myself up. There are very few situations where I can tolerate cold weather, and my trip to Antarctica was one of them. Aside from the serene atmosphere, the icebergs that were so […]
Within my travel addiction is an addiction to sunsets. I love them. My main motivation for going to Santorini was its famous sunsets, I drooled when I found out there was a place to see the sunset behind Moai statues on Easter Island, and my only disappointment on the Great Ocean Road was not being […]
In 2009 my friend Amanda and I took an amazing trip to Antarctica. Seeing penguins was what I most anticipated, and I was so excited when we finally got there and saw hundreds of them waddling around. There are strict rules about how close you can get to a penguin, but if they approach you […]
I am taking part in Hostelbookers 7 Super Shots. The idea is to pick one photograph from each of seven categories. I was nominated by Jaime at Breakaway Backpacker and Erik at On My Feet or In My Mind to participate, and I love photography, so I thought this might be fun. (Be sure to […]
Planning a trip to Antarctica can be a little more complicated than your average vacation. There are a lot of things to consider, and due to the high cost of a trip like this, it’s important to make sure you’re spending your money in the right place. For more on how to plan a trip […]
On an Antarctica cruise, they take you from ship to shore on zodiac boats, which are rubber boats with motors on them, and they hold about 12 people. The first day we stepped on Antarctica soil was incredibly exciting for me and Amanda, and we didn’t think anything could top it. We saw cute (and […]
I am not a morning person. When I heard the churning of the ship’s motor getting louder, I groaned and tried to grasp onto the remaining moments of sleep, hating the location of our cabin. As the offending noise continued, waking me up a little more, I suddenly realized what that noise meant.