February 7, 2017

I have long dreamed of visiting Turkey, and the magic of Istanbul has continued to lure me in as I finally made plans to visit this otherworldly city. I look forward to attending the World Tourism Forum's Global 2017 Meeting that is being held in Istanbul, and learning more about their focus on long-term global tourism solutions. The traveler in me has craved to explore this unique, historical city and experience the innovative and vibrant vibes for myself.

1. Enchanting Culture

The travelers that...

January 7, 2017

My recent November 2016 travels -- dubbed the “Fire & Ice Tour” by fellow adventure traveler Johnny Bravo -- consisted of a layover in Panama, a basecamp activity cruise to Antarctica, and road tripping through Argentina for a total of three weeks. I’m excited to share all of the stories from the trip, but to get started I wanted to do an overall post of the trip itinerary. As I write more Fire & Ice Tour posts, I’ll link back to this main post for easy reference. (Let’s be strategic about this,...

December 28, 2016

Packing for adventures is a personal game. Everyone has their own thing of what works for them, and it constantly evolves as you learn on each trip. There are two different sections to my Antarctica Packing List -- the actual gear you’ll need to survive in Antarctica, and then the miscellaneous packing items that will make your trip much more pleasant.

Whatever company you travel with to Antarctica will provide you with a detailed packing list for your specific trip, which is really helpful and...

December 7, 2016

Traveling to Antarctica captures part of your soul and drops you in a majestic, serene, unlivable and harsh world where you are disconnected from everything. I recently spent 10 days on a cruise to Antarctica, facing harsh weather in a completely unfamiliar yet magical world, and soaked in quite a few life lessons that I’ll carry with me for the rest of my life.

Photo Credit: Stephanie Huston

1. Expect Icebergs Ahead

Just as with going through the rollercoaster of life, you never know what to expec...

October 29, 2016

I’m traveling to Antarctica next month to take on my 7th continent adventure. One of the first questions I typically get is – “How do you actually get there!?” As with any adventure there are a variety of paths to follow; you can take cruises to Antarctica from Argentina, Chile, Australia, or New Zealand. This is the course that I have chosen to take to Antarctica from my home base in New York City in November 2016.

Fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina

There are no flights directly to Ushuaia (where I’l...

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