Cruise to the Falklands, South Georgia, and Antarctica – Episode 180

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The Amateur Traveler talks again to Chris Willis (Swimming with Whales off Tonga – Episode 38, Ethiopia – Episode 79, Mountain Gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda – Episode 80, Travel to Mongolia – Episode 111) about his cruise with Quark Expeditions from Ushuaia, Argentina to Antarctica via the Falklands, South Georgia, and the South Orkney Islands. We talk about wildlife photography of penguins, sea birds, whales, and bad-tempered fur seals.


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Show Notes

Chris’s pictures of Antarctica, the Falklands & South Georgia
Antarctica, the Falkland Islands and South Georgia Trip Report
Falklands War
Falkland Islands
Quark Expeditions
Ernest_Shackleton (explorer)
The Antarctic Convergence
Icy Rescue as Seas Claim a Cruise Ship
B-15 World’s Largest Iceberg
Blue Whale
Scotia Sea
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Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast. He has been a travel creator since 2005 and has won awards including being named the "Best Independent Travel Journalist" by Travel+Leisure Magazine.

5 Responses to “Cruise to the Falklands, South Georgia, and Antarctica – Episode 180”

Chicago Peter


About finding penguins far away from Antarctica, an ex-pat blogger I follow (Rio Gringa wrote about penguins on the beaches of Rio back in January.

Washington Post story:

For comparison, Rio is about as far from the South Pole as Chicago is from the North Pole.



Excellent episode. My vacations are usually enjoyed in warm, tropical locations, and I’ve never had a desire to visit Antartica…until now. Thanks for sharing this gem with us. Great pics. I understand the packing dilemma with photo equipment. I tend to share the same tendency to overpack every camera, lens, and accessory I own. Very enjoyable podcast. Please keep up the good work.



Wow! Getting caught up on old shows and I’m so glad you mentioned to make sure to look at the photos! His photos are AMAZING of the birds, penguins, animals and glaciers. Did I say Wow! yet? πŸ™‚ I keep saying it while looking at these photos… πŸ™‚

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WoW!!! Remember my trip to patagonia Glaciers! Good post

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