Our Antarctic Adventure Begins
Antarctica is the coldest, driest, and windiest place on earth. Less than 1% of the continent is permanently ice-free and the ice covering the continent averages about a mile thick.
Why would anyone want to vacation there? Not only is the scenery incredible, but also the region is home to about 12 million penguins, seven different types of seals, and a multitude of migratory whale species. Besides that, since we have already visited the Arctic, this was our opportunity to become "bipolar".
Our journey began with a flight from Los Angeles to Buenos Aries with a brief stopover in Miami. We spent two nights in Buenos Aries before catching a flight to Ushuaia. After lunch and a hike through Alarken Nature Reserve, we boarded the ship that was to take us on our Antarctic adventure.