GoNOMAD Travel articles about Antarctica.
Expedition-style cruises on small vessels to places like Antarctica or Alaska focus on exploration without a lot of distractions.
Preserving Antarctica’s Pristine Landscapes By Stephen Hartshorne GoNOMAD Associate Editor People who have toured Antarctica describe it as a life-changing experience — an unspoiled continent unlike any other. “There is no place on Earth like Antarctica,” says Kassandra Magruder of Adventure Life in Missoula, Montana, which operates many different Antarctic tours. “What makes it so […]
Twice Around the World Aboard the Yacht Scorpius By Katerina Golovina The navigation map of Antarctica covers a table in the cozy cabin of the yacht “Scorpius.” One of the crew, Alexei, shows me the route: his finger slides all down south from Europe till the ices of Antarctica, makes a circle around the coldest […]
Way, Way Down Under: An Antarctic Safari By Bruce Northam Penguins are happier than clams. Now I know why. Antarctica is a frozen otherworld safari without borders. A (Quark Expeditions) Russian icebreaker introduced me to the earth’s overwhelming polar underside: stadium-sized, sculpted blue and green icebergs drifting past thundering, skyscraper-height glaciers calving over jagged, rock […]
The black pebble beach An Antarctic Safari – Page Two By Bruce Northam On another solo excursion, hiking for hours along a 100-foot wide, black pebble beach sandwiched between a soupy bay of iceberg bits and a half mile-high glacier, another penguin theme materialized. Antarctic shores are littered with whalebones, the disturbing legacy of a […]
An Antarctic Safari – Page Three By Bruce Northam So walk, bike, carpool, recycle, don’t spray aerosol, and visit Antarctica when you can, because it all starts with you. It takes a while to adopt an Antarctic way of thinking. It’s not about wildlife noticing or attacking you, it’s about how your presence, and environmental […]