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2021 Travel. The trips we will be embarking on first

We don’t know about you but with every day of social distancing and restricted travel that passes, our wanderlust grows ever stronger. Just because we are staying at home, it doesn’t mean that we can’t be dreaming of where we will be travelling to first. Here, we share the trips we will be embarking on, as soon as it’s safe for us to do so.
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Thursday, 30th April 2020

Nichol Callaghan

Did You Know This? Facts About Antarctica You Should Know

The spectacular landscapes and wildlife of Antarctica are world famous – and year after year, we discover more about this fascinating land. Here are a few things you might not have known about the curious world of Antarctica, from heroic explorers and brave ship’s cats to a geothermal hotspot where you can take a dip with penguins…
  • Destination Insiders

Tuesday, 21st April 2020

Destination Specialist

The End of the Earth – Classic Antarctica Voyage on the Greg Mortimer

After her amazing voyage on the Greg Mortimer, first-timer Charlotte explains why you should opt for a small-ship cruise in Antarctica.
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Tuesday, 14th January 2020

Charlotte Porritt

Whale Watching in Antarctica

Search for whales with a team of expert marine biologists on an Antarctic voyage with a twist.
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  • Wildlife

Friday, 6th September 2019

Destination Specialist

Antarctic Adventures with Sir Chris Bonington

We are proud to present Sir Chris Bonington CBE as special guest lecturer on a Peninsula, Falklands and South Georgia voyage.
  • Adventure
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Tuesday, 9th July 2019

Liz Lunnon

Q&A: Susan Adie – Polar Conservationist & Expedition Leader

We asked Susan Adie about her passion for Antarctica, and the ongoing work she does to protect this fragile wilderness.
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Tuesday, 25th June 2019

Destination Specialist

What It’s Like To Cruise To Antarctica – Photo Gallery

No photograph can really do justice to the Great White Continent – but here are 16 of our favourite images of Antarctica.
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Monday, 29th April 2019

Jo Cooper

Meet the Expert: Jo Cooper, Senior Polar Specialist

Our very own Ice Queen, Jo has one of the coolest jobs around. Having worked at Discover the World for 19 years, her knowledge of the polar regions is unrivalled. Read on for some of Jo’s standout experiences and top travel tips for an Arctic exploration.
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Thursday, 21st March 2019

Jo Cooper

Wildlife Encounters in Gold Harbour, South Georgia

Back from our Peninsula, Falklands & South Georgia voyage, Polar Travel Specialist Jo talks of her encounter with penguins and elephant seals at Gold Harbour...
  • Travel Stories

Saturday, 17th November 2018

Destination Specialist

How to pick your perfect polar expedition vessel…

There’s an increasing range of expedition ships cruising in polar waters these days, so how on earth do you pick the right one for you? Read our expert guide.
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Wednesday, 31st October 2018

Liz Lunnon

How to Plan a Polar Holiday

Thinking about planning a trip to the polar regions, but not sure where to start? Read our step by step guide to choosing your expedition voyage...
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Tuesday, 16th October 2018

Liz Lunnon

8 penguin species you need to know before travelling to Antarctica

Penguins provide a huge draw for those visiting Antarctica and their status as consummate charmers is richly deserved.
  • Wildlife

Thursday, 2nd August 2018

Destination Specialist