What is Your Favourite Type of Penguin?

Is there anyone in the world who doesn’t love penguins? Graceful in the water and awkward on land, their entertaining antics are enough to melt the hardest of hearts. Their white bellies, black overcoats and inability to fly make them instantly recognisable, but each type of penguin has unique features and personality traits, making some […]

An Outdoor Theatre at West Point Island (The Falkland Islands)

In the northwest corner of the Falkland Islands, a dramatic wildlife story plays out amidst a spectacular backdrop of tussock grass and sea-facing cliffs. Welcome to the unofficial outdoor theatre of West Point Island.   West Point Island was the first landing of my travel expedition through the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica last […]

Travels to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica: Recap

There are many places in the world I’ve visited, enjoyed and left with a vow to return again one day. But it’s often a hollow promise, overshadowed by the desire to explore other locations and the fear that a return trip may distort and diminish the memories of the original experience. But Antarctica was different. […]

Travel Ideas: R is for…Rockhopper Penguins (Falkland Islands)

Welcome to the A to Z Challenge, an initiative that invites bloggers to post an alphabet-themed post every day (excluding Sundays) during the month of April.  As part of this challenge, I’ll be sharing my experience of a destination or activity to help inspire your TRAVEL BUCKET LIST, in addition to an item that still remains on […]

Photo of the Week: A Rockhopper Penguin’s Valentine’s Day

A Valentine Day’s themed weekly photo… Rockhopper penguins mate for life and identify each other from the sound of their voices.  These two, at Saunders Island in the Falkland Islands, have re-united after months at sea and look quite happy together!   Visit my Antarctica Feature page for answers to FAQs, travel advice, stories and […]

Photo Gallery: The Rockhopper Penguin (Falkland Islands)

When I started telling people I was heading to Antarctica most replied with “but it’s so cold there” and “don’t get eaten by a polar bear”.  Once I explained (again) that there are no polar bears in the Southern Hemisphere, their attention usually moved on to penguins. Before I departed, my four year old nephew […]

Antarctica – South Georgia – Falkland Islands: “A Photographic Summary”

A travel experience in Antarctica is often described as ‘the trip of a lifetime’ and the cost, distance and effort to get there keeps it well and truly off the beaten track.  I recently enjoyed a three week expedition cruise with Quark Expeditions aboard the Ocean Diamond, exploring the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the Antarctic […]

Travels to Antarctica-South Georgia-Falkland Islands (Part 1): “A Recap of the Falkland Islands “

I was fortunate to recently experience one of the most incredible travel experiences of my life on a three week expedition cruise of the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica.  It’s difficult to do the continent justice with words and photographs but I’ve attempted to capture my experience in my “recap” series.   Day 1: […]

Photo Story: 10 Magical Moments in Antarctica, South Georgia & The Falkland Islands

“What was the highlight of your trip to Antarctica” is a common question asked by friends on the trip, at home and I’ve even asked it myself. And it’s impossible to answer.  My three-week adventure in the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica was a collection of highlights, experienced in what felt like a magical […]

Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands: A Sneak Preview

I am back on land after the most incredible three weeks exploring the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica. My head is overflowing with thoughts and memories but words currently escape me. Here is a sneak preview of the amazing wildlife and landscape that surrounded me. Many more photos to follow!!       Visit […]