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Cooper Island in South Georgia

Cooper Island: A First Look at South Georgia

Cooper Island in South Georgia

A fur seal lazily lifts his head to look at me as the zodiac approaches Cooper Island in South Georgia. More of his friends are scattered along the beach and into the mounds of tussock grass. King penguins waddle along the shore or trudge up the hillside to rookeries. Sea birds fly overhead, darting into […]

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chinstrap penguins on Half Moon Island in Antarctica

Half Moon Island, Our Introduction to Antarctica

chinstrap penguins on Half Moon Island in Antarctica

Updated 08.02.2018:  Some travel moments forever change who we are—listening to the sighs of dreaming lions as they sleep in the South African bush, feeling the gentle bump of a stingray against my leg in Moorea’s tropical waters, watching the sun’s first warm rays as it turns Mesa Arch into a fiery, orange glow of […]

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Sunset in Neumayer Channel

Seeing the Light in Antarctica

Sunset in Neumayer Channel

Updated 10.01.2017 When Alan and I cruised in Antarctica on Seabourn Quest, we expected to see mammoth icebergs, stunning scenery, and cute penguins waddling around. But the other worldliness of Antarctica’s light came as a complete surprise to us. The soft, golden rays shining low in the sky added a dimension beyond scenery and wildlife […]

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Donna and Alan Hull exploring Antarctica

Antarctica in Video

Donna and Alan Hull exploring Antarctica

This article is brought to you by Animoto. Make great videos. Easily. Confession time. Alan and I take tons of photos and videos. But besides using them in our articles or on social media, we rarely do anything with them. For instance, when family and friends asked to see more of our Antarctica cruise photos, […]

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6 Questions About Cruising to Antarctica

Six questions about cruising to Antarctica. You ask. We answer.

We answer your questions about cruising to Antarctica Updated 10.01.2018:  After Alan and I returned from cruising to Antarctica, we kept asking each other, “Did we really go there?” And, now, the trip seems so distant. Perhaps it’s that our senses were overloaded so it was hard to process all that we experienced on this […]

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Sunset in Neumayer Channel

Cruising to Antarctica With Seabourn

Sunset in Neumayer Channel

Earlier this year, in Tips for Making a Travel Bucket List, I wrote that Alan and I would be checking an item off our bucket list in 2015 with an Antarctica trip. Well, it’s almost here! We’re so excited to be experiencing an active boomer travel adventure that’s at the very top of our want to do list. We’ll be […]

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