Our Antarctica Travel Blogs

Where we're going in 2017

It can be difficult to keep up with the best 'it' destinations of the moment but we have the inside track on the hottest hotels and activities across the globe. We selflessly visit all the locations we recommend to ensure that the sea on your private beach really is as crystal clear as it looks in the PR images, that you really can see wildlife from your safari tent and that the buzzing bar next to your boutique hotel really is, well, buzzing. So when you speak to one of our team, you can rest safe in the knowledge that they know the destination like the back of their hand. It's a tough job, but someone has to do it - here's where the Original Travel team is off to in 2017...

The Enormity and Diversity of Ice in Antarctica

The White Continent was always going to be home to some impressive ice bergs - but what lay ahead was quite simply stunning and out of this world. Along our journey we experienced myriad types, shapes and sizes of ice resembling everything from dragons to mushrooms. According to the illustrated Glossary of Snow and Ice (yes, that is a real thing) there are around 40 classifications of snow and ice. Here a few of those that we experienced in Antarctica

80 Senses: #53 - The South Pole

Astonishing to think, really, that it was only 100 years ago, to the day, that the first human beings reached the South Pole. Man - in the shape of the Wright brothers - had already left the confines of our planet eight years earlier (albeit on first engine-propelled flights of a few seconds), but the sheer hostility of the Antarctican environment meant it remained unconquered until 14th December 1911.

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