Expeditions

Wildlife facts of the oft-overlooked South Orkneys The South Orkney Islands are frequently forgotten as an Antarctic travel option. But they shouldn’t be: Forming part of the Scotia Sea Islands tundra ecoregion, the South Orkneys are home to a healthy...
Family holidays for Jade Hameister have never been dull. In fact, they were what first nurtured this young explorer’s adventurous streak.“Growing up in an adventurous family definitely inspired me to want to take on my own adventures,” said...
High-mountain adventure in the Arctic and Antarctica Traveling to the polar regions, whether to the Arctic or Antarctica, is an adventure almost no matter what you do. Seriously, even sipping a tepid cup of chamomile is more exciting there. Still, there...
Ponant's ship L'Austral in Sydney Harbour.  GREAT RACE Ponant's latest luxury expedition ship Le Laperouse has a seven-night voyage from Sydney to Hobart this year that provides pole-position...
Peas in a pod or polar opposites? It’s common knowledge that Mars, like Earth, has its own polar regions – usually referred to as the Martian ice caps. These ice caps are located at the northern and southern ends of...
As you may have heard, Donald Trump will give the annual State of the Union address tonight (Feb. 5) at 9pm US eastern time. All major American broadcast networks, as well as most cable news channels, will carry...

A New Take on North Norway

North Norway’s newest trip log Having returned from a week in Northern Norway on s/v Noorderlicht, my husband and I felt the need to write a trip log of our experiences. Spoiler: They were great. Northern lights were seen, whales watched,...
Expedition cruises are booming thanks to a “voracious appetite for active, experiential travel to far-flung parts”, says Kate Simon in National Geographic Traveller. From the “chiaroscuro world of snow and raging volcanic rock” off the Norwegian island...
Some people travel to the Arctic for the polar bears and seabirds, others for all those ice-spackled bays and peaks dusted with snow no hand will ever touch. And still other travelers make the long road to the Arctic...
Poseidon Expeditions offers six Antarctic Peninsula itineraries. Photo: Jason Row ICY POLES Poseidon Expeditions has rolled out its 2020-21 Arctic and Antarctic cruises...