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Icy Antarctica: a hot spot for student travel

Icy Antarctica: a hot spot for student travel Watching whales leap out of the water is one of many opportunities travelers have when visiting Antarctica, as an increasing number of people worldwide are looking to explore the bottom of the earth. Student groups, individuals and families are frequently heading south on an...

Video of the Day: Antarctic baby seals

Antarctica has been the subject of several Photo and Video of the Day posts in the last few months, but it's hard to resist adorable penguins and jaw-dropping icebergs. So sharing a video of baby fur seals frolicking in the sub-Antarctic was a no-brainer. National...

Travel full time for $17,000 a year

Travel full time for $17,000 a year If you were told that you could travel full time for $17,000 a year, would you believe it? If you had only, I repeat, $17,000 to spend on everything (transportation, lodging, food, recreation, etc.) while seeing the entire world, could you make it work? An enterprising...

10 mysterious places to visit

10 mysterious places to visit Mystery is a significant travel motivator for some -- and I fall into the category of people who are motivated by mystery to travel. Ghost towns, eerie landscapes and other curious phenomena routinely draw me into destinations. Sky-Today.com published a roundup last month...

Travel Smarter 2012: Travel tips for health and wellness

Travel Smarter 2012: Travel tips for health and wellness Films like "Contagion" (which I very much enjoyed, and not just because Gwyneth Paltrow bites it within the first 10 minutes) instill a paranoia in the public consciousness about the hazards of air travel. It's true, however, that most public transportation is the...

Outside magazine's inaugural 'Travel Awards' winners

Outside magazine's inaugural 'Travel Awards' winners With twenty-three categories and every continent up for consideration, the competition is fierce, but today Outside magazine released its picks for its new Outside Travel Awards. The winners include everything from travel companies and locales to cameras, suitcases,...

Photo of the Day: the greener side of Antarctica

Photo of the Day: the greener side of Antarctica We see a lot of amazing images from Antarctica, some with jaw-dropping glaciers and icebergs, others with cuddlier subjects like penguins. Seeing the greener side of Antarctica is rarer, as we tend to envision the continent as perennially covered in ice and snow. While no...

Video: Glacier collapses into ocean, kayakers and penguins flee

Glacier Collapses Into Ocean - Watch More Funny Videos Imagine this: You're one of the lucky ones who have embarked on a trip to the Antarctic and are exploring the waters around a glacier on a kayak. As you peacefully glide through the waters, you can't help but...

Bowermaster's Adventures: The winds of change in Antarctica

Bowermaster's Adventures: The winds of change in Antarctica We spent the morning watching and following big groups of swimming/feeding penguins on the backside of Pleneau Island, about halfway down the Antarctic Peninsula. It was one of the most prolific wildlife scenes I've ever witnessed here. The skies were dark, hinting...

Couple to visit most of planet on 424 day tour

Couple to visit most of planet on 424 day tour Darren and Sandy Van Soye, a couple from Southern California, have started on a global adventure to raise awareness about world geography and make the subject more accessible to children. Visiting fifty countries on six continents in 424 days, they will share the journey...

Bowermaster's Adventures: Palmer Station, Antarctica

Bowermaster's Adventures: Palmer Station, Antarctica Palmer Station -- When we sail into the narrow channel fronting the U.S. science base here at the tip of Anvers Island it is clear of ice, but for one sizable iceberg which we wait out, watching it drift slowly out to sea. Once anchored and tied to the rocks at four...

Upcoming travel blogger conferences for 2012

Upcoming travel blogger conferences for 2012 If the word "conference" immediately conjures images of tipsy, poly-suit clad conventioneers, comic book geeks, or coma-inducing workshops, you obviously haven't attended a travel blogger gathering. 'Tis the season for some of the year's biggest travel industry blowouts....

Bowermaster's Adventures: Finding civilization in Antarctica

Bowermaster's Adventures: Finding civilization in Antarctica Port Lockroy -- If there is a human population center along the Antarctic Peninsula, this is it. While there may be hundreds of thousands of penguins, tens of thousands of seals, whales and sea birds that call this remote stretch home, few people do. But at the height of...

British woman completes solo traverse of Antarctica

British woman completes solo traverse of Antarctica British adventurer Felicity Aston completed her solo traverse of Antarctica yesterday, becoming the first person to accomplish that feat completely alone and under her own power. The journey took 59 days, and covered more than 1084 miles across the frozen continent. We...

Bowermaster's Adventures: Paradise Harbor, Antarctica

Bowermaster's Adventures: Paradise Harbor, Antarctica Paradise Harbor -- Its common knowledge among Antarctic veterans that no two days here look or feel alike. Ever. The reality is that no quarter hour looks alike. Or can be predicted, no matter how many months or years you've spent here. We spent the night in a small,...

Bowermaster's Adventures: Iceberg spotting in the rain

Bowermaster's Adventures: Iceberg spotting in the rain Enterprise Island-- Rain, rain go away. We woke tied-off to the rusted hulk of a half-sunken Norwegian whaling ship. Its story is legend along the Peninsula for having caught fire a century ago during a sail-away party, its stores of whale oil afire lighting up the sky...

Bowermaster's Adventures: Deception Island, Antarctica

Bowermaster's Adventures: Deception Island, Antarctica Deception Island, Antarctica -- The black volcanic sand beach carries a heavy history, of an efficient if somewhat desperate past, in evidence from the cemetery where British whalers are buried to the abandoned and rusted pumps and storage tanks that line the shore, once...

Bowermaster's Adventures: Departure for Antarctica

Bowermaster's Adventures: Departure for Antarctica Drake Passage -- Ever since sailing men first proved the world was not flat they have been cursing the weather conditions at Cape Horn and the Drake Passage that lies below, separating South America from Antarctica. Everyone from Sir Francis Drake, for whom the windy...

Explorer Mark Wood reaches South Pole, completes first half of journey

Explorer Mark Wood reaches South Pole, completes first half of journey Back in November, we told you about British adventurer Mark Wood, who was preparing to set out on an epic adventure. Mark was hoping to become the first person to make back-to-back journeys to the North and South Pole on foot, and at the time he was getting ready to travel...

Italian climber first to scale "Second Seven Summits"

Italian climber first to scale An Italian climber by the name of Hans Kammerlander has become the first person to climb the "Second Seven Summits" after topping out on Mt. Tyree in Antarctica last week. This unique distinction was earned by climbing the second highest peaks on each of the seven continents...

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