An Expedition to Antarctica

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Jamie Shultz

Cape Girardeau, MO
World Travel Expert

With experience traveling to 26 countries and five continents, I can provide the knowledge to craft a trip of a lifetime for you and your loved ones. My goal is to make your travel experience as enjoyable as possible for you by handcrafting trips ...

A colony of Gentoo Penguins in Antarctica

During November 2022, I had the opportunity to board the National Geographic Resolution for its first Antarctic voyage of the season. We embarked the ship in Ushuaia, Argentina.  From Ushuaia, we sailed through the gnarly Drake Passage. Luckily, the waters were fairly calm! After two days of sailing, we stepped foot onto our first piece of land, Paulet Island, and was greeted by thousands of the Adelie penguin colony that inhabited the island. 

It was a great way to experience our first step on Antarctic land! From there, we visited a volcanic island, an abandoned research station, and visited plenty of penguin colonies!! We had the opportunity to see four different species of penguins. We even saw the rare Emperor Penguin. 

We ended our trip with a polar plunge into the freezing cold waters. 30 seconds was all that was needed for that experience! We can mark that off the bucket list!

After a full week of sailing in Antarctica, we disembarked back in Ushuaia. Antarctica is truly a one of a kind place. I would say it is the ultimate global explorer destination!!

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