5 Reasons To Choose South Georgia As Your Gateway to Antarctica

South Georgia has long been a gateway to Antarctica and there are five reasons why you should choose it too. So you’ve made the decision to go to Antarctica. Congratulations, you are in for the trip of a lifetime. But you’ve probably already realised there are a few more decisions to make: what month will […]

16 Tips for Photographing Wildlife and Landscape in Antarctica

Practical tips for photographing wildlife and landscape in Antarctica: for those shooting with DSLR or point and shoot cameras.   Having made the decision to return to Antarctica at the end of this year, I’ve been reflecting on my first adventure as I plan the second. Over the past two weeks, I’ve shared my answers […]

Preparing for a Trip to Antarctica: FAQs (Part 4: Photography Equipment)

The decision to travel to Antarctica is a big one. It requires a commitment of both time and money and involves more planning and preparation than most other trips. But like all great travel adventures, this is part of the overall experience and part of the fun. Having made the decision to return to Antarctica […]

Preparing for a Trip to Antarctica: FAQs (Part 3: The Experience)

  The decision to travel to Antarctica is a big one. It requires a commitment of both time and money and involves more planning and preparation than most other trips. But like all great travel adventures, this is part of the overall experience and part of the fun. Having made the decision to return to […]

Preparing for a Trip to Antarctica: FAQs (Part 2: Packing)

  The decision to travel to Antarctica is a big one. It requires a commitment of both time and money and involves more planning and preparation than most other trips. But like all great travel adventures, this is part of the overall experience and part of the fun. Having made the decision to return to […]

Preparing for a Trip to Antarctica: FAQs (Part 1: Planning)

The decision to travel to Antarctica is a big one. It requires a commitment of both time and money and involves more planning and preparation than most other trips. But like all great travel adventures, this is part of the overall experience and part of the fun. Having made the decision to return to Antarctica […]

Antarctica FAQ: What Photography Equipment Should I Pack?

The Question: What photography equipment should I take to Antarctica? The Answer: This completely depends on the type of photographer you are, but take something!  Even if you don’t usually take photographs when you travel, you will find yourself constantly snapping away at wildlife and landscape that is difficulty to put into words.   Here are […]

FAQ (Antarctica Travel): What Wildlife Will I See?

The Question What wildlife will I see? The Answer Wildlife spotting in Antarctica is a lottery.  There are no game park enclosures or zoos.  There are no park rangers waiting for a “release the whale for tourists” call.  There are no guarantees. And that’s what makes it so special. We are the visitors, on the […]

FAQ (Antarctica Travel): Will I Get Bored on the Ship?

(This post is based on my three-week journey on the Ocean Diamond which may include activities/resources not offered on other ships.) The Question Will I be bored at sea? The Answer Not if you ‘embrace the boredom’ and take advantage of the on-board resources and activities offered. My Experience If you ask someone what frustrates […]

You’ve Decided to go to Antarctica: Now What?

It’s been a lifelong dream, you’ve been inspired by the BBC’s Frozen Planet, you’ve just seen a friend’s photos from their trip or you are a frequent traveller who only has one continent left on their bucket list. Whatever the reason, the decision has been made: Antarctica will be your next travel destination. Now what? […]

5 Reasons to Include South Georgia on Your Antarctica Travel Itinerary

It’s been a lifelong dream, you’ve been inspired by the BBC’s Frozen Planet, you’ve just seen a friend’s photos from their trip or you are a frequent traveller who only has one continent left on their bucket list.  Whatever the reason, the decision has been made: Antarctica will be your next travel destination. Unless you […]

Antarctica: 10 Tips to Make the Most of Your Travel Experience

  A travel adventure to Antarctica is often described as ‘the trip of a lifetime’ and the cost, distance and effort to get there keep it well and truly off the beaten track.  I had always dreamed of joining the small number of travellers who set foot on the world’s southernmost continent and I recently […]

Planning for Antarctica (Part 4): Photography Equipment

Last night I had a dream (or rather, nightmare) that I arrived in Antarctica without my camera.  With only 13 sleeps until I head to the airport, it’s time to revisit my photography checklist. The aspect of my upcoming Antarctica trip I am most excited about is the unique photography opportunities it will present. I […]

Planning for Antarctica (Part 3): Packing – Clothing

In Part 3 of my Antarctica Planning posts, I continue to count down to my departure date and get ready to pack. On a long LHR-LAX flight back in July, I was in desperate need of motivation to continue an office job that was making me incredibly frustrated and unhappy.  I found it in the […]

Planning for Antarctica (Part 2): Where Am I Going?

Now in the final month of the countdown to my dream travel adventure to Antarctica, I continue sharing the planning phase (and my excitement) with you in my weekly post.  Part 1 began last week with answers to the most common questions I’ve been asked (and I’ve asked myself).  Part 2 explores where I will […]

Planning for Antarctica (Part 1): FAQs

With just over a month to go until my Antarctica adventure begins, I’ll be sharing the planning phase (and my excitement) with you in a weekly post.  Part 1 begins here with answers to the most common questions I’ve been asked (and I’ve asked myself):

DESTINATION ANTARCTICA: Why (and how)

Three weeks ago on a long haul flight from London to LA, I was reading through one of my favourite magazines, National Geographic Traveller, when I realised two things: –          When I am able to make a big decision within minutes, it’s always the right one –          Identifying what makes you happy and recognising the […]