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October 7, 2016

5 Things to Do on a Family Vacation in Iceland

For families looking for a vacation filled with adventure, wildlife and history, few areas in the world can match the density of offerings jammed into a tiny island like Iceland. A former Danish colony famously settled in the 9th Century by seafaring Norseman known as Vikings, this subarctic European gem is roughly the size of…

December 1, 2014

Wildlife in Antarctica

By Noemi Gamel Last post I discussed the breathtaking landscape vistas available in Antarctica. This week, I wanted to focus on the unique wildlife opportunities the frozen continent has to offer. Antarctica is a birder’s paradise. Skuas, terns, and albatross are some of the pelagic bird species found here. There is something humbling about seeing…

November 24, 2014

Antarctica: The Landscape of the Frozen Continent

By: Noemi Gamel I never planned to go to Antarctica. Going there was never on my bucket list and I thought setting foot on Antarctica was as likely for me as setting foot on the moon. So you can imagine my surprise when I found myself on a boat across the violent Drake Passage on…