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 [...]

A Life-changing Adventure – Lois Warwick

They say Africa is life-changing.  It has been for me. What started out as an adventure to do my small part to ‘change the planet’, morphed into so much more.  This was a journey of enlightenment [...]

The Elephant Mirror

So why do we care so much about elephants? Clearly, in ecological terms they are a keystone species, playing an important role changing the environment and maintaining the biodiversity of [...]

Trekking for Elephants – Kenya

This was an adventure that came out of the blue. We doing some work on elephant conservation in Laikipia, Northern Kenya, when a friend of ours, Anne Powys, asked if we would consider supporting [...]

Change of Heart

Last year I met a man who once helped trophy hunters kill lions, leopards and elephants. I was in Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve, during a private Hidden Places safari. Selous is massive, [...]

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