VIDEO: Antarctic Penguin Shenanigans
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VIDEO: Antarctic Penguin Shenanigans

We had amazing penguin encounters throughout our whole Antarctica expedition, but this was by far the most up close and personal. After months of continuous feeding by the mamas, the chubby adolescents are left to fend for themselves. A little hangry about the situation, they go on squawking, chasing each other for scraps, and approaching…

Behind the Scenes: Our Go Dominican Republic Video Shoot
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Behind the Scenes: Our Go Dominican Republic Video Shoot

Everyone’s heard of Punta Cana…but Barahona and Pedernales? You’d think this area of the Dominican Republic would be famous for having the country’s only UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the lowest point in the Caribbean, and the one place in the world to find the precious Larimar stones, but no…the Southwest DR is a hidden gem. And…

Komodo, Indonesia: Diving and Dragons
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Komodo, Indonesia: Diving and Dragons

A message popped up from our travel buddy Deb, “Want to dive Komodo?” Visions of nine-foot-long dragons attacking our air supply went through our heads. “Let’s do a liveaboard in Komodo National Park, I hear the diving is killer.” Gulp. Deb is a proper scuba junkie with 357 dives around the world, and counting. So…

Antarctica: Reaching Our 7th Continent
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Antarctica: Reaching Our 7th Continent

Our expedition ship squeezes through the Lemaire Channel, sandwiched between the towering mountains of Booth Island and the Antarctic Peninsula. Even in summer, there can be too much ice for ships to pass, but we are heading into the gauntlet of Kodak Gap, an apt nickname for this extremely photogenic passage. Standing at the windy…

South Shetlands to The End of the World
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South Shetlands to The End of the World

After four days navigating the icebergs and glaciers of the Antarctic Peninsula, we pull into the polar opposite: Deception Island, a red-rimmed volcano peeking out of the sea. The geothermal activity melts the usual thick blanket of ice and reveals the layers of oxidized iron, black ash, with a sprinkle of snow on top. We…

Antarctica Honeymoon: The Expedition Begins!
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Antarctica Honeymoon: The Expedition Begins!

Antarctica. Everything about that word seemed untouchable. It is the coldest, driest, windiest, and virtually uninhabited continent, but it kept calling to us. We have explored six continents on our HoneyTrek, which only fueled our desire to reach the seventh…but how would we ever take an Antarctica Honeymoon? This was a place reserved for penguins,…

Sindabezi: Island Glamping the Zambezi River
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Sindabezi: Island Glamping the Zambezi River

Loving every moment on the Zambezi river with Tongabezi, we decided to go a little deeper into the wild with their sister property, Sindabezi Island. Tongabezi bought this private isle almost twenty years ago to bring their guests even closer to the African bush. Named by Fodor’s as one of the top ten eco-lodges in…

Island Hopping the Galapagos: Part 1
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Island Hopping the Galapagos: Part 1

Exploring the Galapagos is like safari at sea. But unlike an elusive cheetah or lioness in the tall grasses of the savanna, the Galapagos wildlife don’t shy away…they are equally curious about you. Playful sea lions swim up to snorkelers, penguins do laps around kayakers, and iguanas sunbathe alongside you. Many of the animals you…