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What to Pack for the Galapagos Islands

This is what you need to pack for the Galapagos IslandsThe Islands of the Galapagos, straddling the equator 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, are a year-round destination.  Despite their location, they are not burdened with the oppressive heat and humidity as other...

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Could This Be the Ultimate Bucket List Trip?

From North Pole to South PoleWhat if you could visit Antarctica and The Arctic in the same trip?  Uh-uh, not possible.With the Antarctic expedition season being from November to March and the Arctic season from May to September, it does seem an impossible feat.  There...

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What to Pack for Antarctica

A Polar Packing List I have three words for you:  Layers, layers, layers. Layers is the name of the game when planning any winter outdoor trip.  You never know what the weather will be like.  Wet and warm or cold and windy, you need to be prepared for any kind of...

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A New Expedition Ship for Lindblad Expeditions

  Lindblad Expeditions is adding to its’ fleet with a brand new expedition class vessel setting sail in 2020.  The National Geographic Endurance is named in honor of Antarctica's most intrepid and renowned explorer - Ernest Shackleton.  The Endurance was the ship...

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Why Svalbard is the best place to see a polar bear in the wild

Close your eyes and imagine seeing ice floes dotting the landscape while hearing your polar class expedition ship’s hull tearing through the ice, crunching as it sails through the chilly arctic waters. You look out towards the horizon and see a polar bear in it’s natural environment, leaping from one ice floe to the other or lumbering across the pack ice in search of a ring seal.

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What you can expect from a cruise to Antarctica

So, you’re thinking about a trip to Antarctica… Do you have ANY idea what you are getting yourself into? In this article, I present a cruisers guide to the ins and outs of traveling to Antarctica! Yes, Antarctica! AKA the White Continent. One of the last unspoiled landscapes of our planet. The allure of this frozen desolate land is twofold: For some, it is the chance to see…

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