Travel News

How far did I travel this week?:

We traveled from Ushuaia, Argentina to Antarctica and back again. This is a total of approximately 1,240 miles (1,996 kilometers).

How far have I traveled on this journey so far?:

During this journey, we traveled to the following places:

  • Auckland, New Zealand to Buenos Aires, Argentina – 6,413 mi (10,320km)
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina to Ushuaia, Aregntina – 1,473.25mi (2,370.97km)
  • Ushuaia, Argentina to the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula - 620mi (998km)

That's a total of  8,500+ miles (13,689km) traveled!

How did I get around this week?:

We voyaged to, around and from Antarctica on the Quark Expeditions ship called the Ocean Endeavour. While in Antarctica, we traveled around the Peninsula in either a zodiac boat or by sea-kayak.

What was the most interesting place I visited this week?:

The landscape, wildlife and environment of Wilhelmina Bay really stood out. We kayaked through the brash ice in Wilhelmina (we called it, “Whale-amina”) Bay while snow fell and humpback whales breached the surface and fed around us. Wilhelmina Bay is enclosed by stunning mountainous glacial landscapes. While we were there, we also saw massive floating icebergs that dwarfed us as we kayaked past them. It was absolutely surreal.