How to Help Kerala

Beautiful, gentle Kerala, has suffered a big disaster, caused by the worst flooding in a century. Huge numbers of people have been displaced and many have lost their lives. We have been keeping [...]

Antarctica Inside Scoop: Guest Blog by Lauren and Jim Farrell!

Last November we went on a 3-week expedition to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island and the Antarctic Peninsula. This was an incredible trip, maybe our best ever! Maria from Hidden Places [...]

Antarctica Inside Scoop: Kayaking!

It may seem like a crazy idea to go kayaking on the wild Antarctic Coast, but trust us – it is amazing! The kayak groups on our Antarctic trips this past season all agreed that this is a [...]

Antarctica Inside Scoop: What to wear?

It’s not everyday that you head off to the Antarctic on a 100-passenger luxury boat to go zodiac riding past icebergs, walking amongst thousands of penguins, and maybe kayaking and camping. So [...]

Antarctica Inside Scoop: Luxury Living Aboard Hebridean Sky

Here she is from the outside: But what is it like aboard Hebridean Sky? Hopefully my photos will give you an idea of the luxury of her accommodations and common areas, which were far more [...]

Antarctica Inside Scoop: The Dreaded Drake Passage

All aboard Hebridean Sky! We were due to set sail in a few hours; we would be navigating the calm reaches of Beagle Channel at night and waking to find ourselves in Drake Passage by morning.  I [...]

Antarctica Expedition Cruise: The Inside Scoop

Getting There So why did it take me so long to decide to go to Antarctica? A simple 3-word answer: The Drake Passage. This  stretch of water, between the tip of South America and the northern [...]

Three Things to Do to Make Your Next Kayak Trip More Enjoyable

Are you planning to go on that ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ kayaking adventure soon?  So how can you make sure a trip like this will be the best it possibly can be considering all the money and time [...]

The Kindness of Strangers

During our travels Dag and I have received so much kindness from strangers, it’s lovely to get a chance to give back. One evening last week, a participant in the Race To Alaska pulled into our [...]

A Morning’s Kayaking in Kerala

We turn our kayaks down a narrow channel. Fifteen feet across, it’s lined by small houses, glimpses of verdant paddy fields between them. Children in immaculate school uniforms race along the [...]