Antarctica is a hard act to follow, but we found a place in Chile that just might be a contender.
Fresh off the boat from Antarctica, there was still much for us to explore in the Patagonia region of Argentina and Chile.
The Argentinean naval vessel drifted past the fragile wooden dock for the second time and threw its engines in reverse to back up and give it another shot. It was mid-March and the brash ice was already beginning to thicken, …
Greetings to Wanda from Vernadsky Station in Antarctica, the world's southernmost post office!
The South Shetland Islands were our first Antarctic adventure off the ship, and we took off our clothes for an up close exploration of this icy destination.
Surrounded by mountains and glaciers and painted by magnificent sunsets every night, it was difficult to imagine a more spectacular landscape than we found in Ushuaia, Argentina.
Although Angela and I had thoroughly enjoyed winding our way through the Argentinian side streets and markets, Buenos Aires still feels like a giant city. And we were in need of quiet sidewalk cafés and a decided absence of car …
As usual, Mike picked the perfect hotel for us to explore the city on foot. We stayed at the delightful Hotel Eurobuilding and used that as our home base for a 10-miles-a-day walking tour of Buenos Aires.
On our way from New Zealand to Argentina in preparation for our Antarctic voyage, we planned a very special stopover in Honolulu, Hawaii.
We stopped in Hawaii for a few days so we could visit with our older son, Zack, and his wife, Autumn. Of course, it doesn't hurt that Hawaii is beautiful!