You’re here! You’ve found this blog because you know me and I told you about it, because you’re going to Antarctica and you are looking for trip reports, or as a result of a google search for yellow jackets gone horribly awry.

This site is where I blogged my prep and then day-by-day accounts of my trip to Antarctica in February 2015. The “START HERE” link at the top will take you to a list of posts by topic.

Or you can start at the very first post and read chronologically.

Or go straight to some of my favorite photos in the photo gallery, which cuts all the chatter and just shows some of the incredible scenery at the bottom of the world.




I’m honored to have some of my photos of penguins and seals featured today on Parade.com’s Daily Cute. I mean, that guy above is super cute, right? And you don’t know how hard it was not to reach down and pet the fuzzy little penguin chicks who walked right up to us.

They post a lot of cute animals, so if you go to this site, you may not get anything else done for the next hour. (And thanks, Daily Cute, for the feature!)

I’m working on more posts now, but what else about this trip are you interested in knowing about? I know I need to post a review of what I packed—what I used, what I didn’t, what I’d do different. Though now that the Antarctic season is over there’s probably no rush on that one. No one’s going that way for a few more months.

Raise your hand if you have a question

What do you want to know? I can’t answer questions about why minkes rarely breach but humpbacks do it all the time, but if you have questions like, how do you go to the bathroom on Antarctica? I’m your girl.

(Answer: You don’t. You go back to the ship to use the bathroom.)

So if you have any questions, ask away in the “reply” box below! It’s a good way to give me ideas about what else to write about, too…I have some ideas for future posts but tell me what you are curious about! Of course, you can always ask questions on any post, too.

I don’t know of any way to make comments anonymous without losing all my spam protection. If you want to be anonymous, you’ll have to just make up a name and email.

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