Guess where I’m going???

Guess where I’m going???

I said guess… there’s no more to this post than that… just guess.

Ok, so there is more to this post than that, I wouldn’t dare leave you guys hanging like that, I value my life to much for that.  The big news, that already has been leaked to some of you, is that I am going to Antarctica!!!!!!

 

Antarctic Explorer Discovering the Peninsula

Antarctic Explorer Discovering the Peninsula


I have always said that I will make my way to all the continents of the world, and after this journey I will be just a trip “down unda” away from making that a reality.  As you can imagine I am stoked about this, and still feel like it’s all too good to be true, but sometimes things just manage to come together for us!

Who am I going with???

I will be departing the southern most city of the world, Ushuaia on the 2nd of January, and I am going with the amazing people at Peregrine Adventures.

Who are Peregrine Adventures???

Peregrine Adventures

Peregrine Adventures


Peregrine adventures is not just another one of the thousands of tour operators out there.  They work under the heading of responsible tourism, and that is something that they do very pridefully.   Here’s a little blurb from their site:

“We take responsible tourism very seriously, and always aim to be the industry leader in our work and initiatives. On all our trips, we work in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. We work with our customers and the people we visit to ensure economic benefits go directly to communities, and to contribute to local cultural and environmental conservation. This is good for the communities we visit and also gives our travellers more enriched adventures – a home-stay in a tribal village, for example, or using small family-run accommodation is beneficial to communities, but it’s also great for travellers who want to really experience the true feeling of the place they’re visiting. Environmental sensitivity is important to us.”

If you haven’t heard of Peregrine Adventures you definitely should check them out.

My Itinerary???

Antarctica Penguins

Antarctica Penguins - from Ali at Aliadventures.com

Basically, the tour that I will be on is a 12 day / 10 night tour that travels from Ushuaia across the Drake Passage to the Antarctic Peninsula via the South Shetland Islands.  For more information on my itinerary check out this page.

Jealous Yet?

As you can imagine with a trip of such epic proportions there will be a lot of articles, and photos churning out in the process.  I would like to stress something important here, however.  Please don’t be jealous!  I’m really looking forward to sharing this adventure with all of you, just as I do with all my others.  So even though you’re not along with me for the ride maybe you’ll feel like your on the adventure as well through my words and my photos.


Author: Brendan van Son

Author: I am a travel writer and photographer from Alberta, Canada. Over my years as a travel photographer, I have visited 6 of the 7 continents and more countries than I have any desire to count. If you want to improve your skills, be sure to check out my travel photography channel on Youtube . Also, check out my profile on . to learn a little bit more about me and my work.

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26 Comments

  1. Jealous doesn’t even come close. Have the f*cking time of your life!!!!!!

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  2. Yay!! Congrats, so excited for you! Now hurry up and get to Australia after that so you can join the 7 continents club with me 🙂

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    • Lol, I think I’m going to wait on Oz for a while… I don’t want to rush things 😉

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  3. PLEASE take me with you?

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    • hahahaha… best comment ever!

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  4. I’m super super super jealous, but I am enjoying SE Asia’s weather at the moment! 🙂

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  5. Yes, I am very jealous, and though your words and pictures are fantastic, I just don’t think they’re going to do it for me. 😉

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    • Adam, maybe I can send you a chunk of ice in the mail???

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  6. Awesome. I wanted to go to Antarctica when I was in Patagonia, but I was running out of time.

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  7. Awesome! I expect lots of photos of cute penguins. And yes, I am a bit jealous 😉

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  8. Kewl! Have a blast! This is my sister’s dream destination & we will get there soon.

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  9. Woot! I am very, very happy for you. Also rather jealous. The more places you see, the more places you have to visit open up before you… So I really envy you that arrival into the glaciers in Ushaia, with the knowledge of all that’s to come.

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  10. Wooo! Now there’s a new one! Antarctica-not a usual travel destination on the travel blogs I frequent. Good luck, and good times.

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    • thanks Claire… I hope I do it justice!

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  11. Wow, I’m super jealous, but so excited for ya. I’m gonna check out thos links when I get home. I think that would too cool to do. So after that you just have Aus & you’ll join the 7 club? I wanna join that club & will some day!

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  12. Incredibly jealous!! Can’t wait to read all about it….I guess I shouldn’t be too jealous though as we’ll be diving in warm tropical Palau while you are freezing your behind off down there! 😀

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    • Wow, diving in Palau?!?! That’s something I’d love to do, I usually snorkel but it’s something I love to do. I’m hitting up the Caribbean in a couple months and they’re going to have to pry my snorkel mask off my face each day and force me to eat.

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  13. I plan on trying to put my hand around the shoulders of an Emperor penguin when I go here in late December. have to be both quick and tricky cuz they dont let you touch the animals. you imagine they are over 4 feet tall!!

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    • Hahaha… if you want I can photoshop you in doing this???

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  14. Congrats!~ That’s very exciting, I’m sure Andi would lvoe to tag along.. heheh I would too. no $

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  15. You can’t write a blog post starting with ‘I’m going to Antartica’ and end with ‘don’t be jealous’!

    Sounds sweet though, hope you enjoy yourself and bring us back plenty of pictures of the white continent.

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