• Snow, serenity or survival: what's Antarctica really like?

    Every traveller has a different sense of value, but I am confident that not a single one who has returned from Antarctica would ever question whether it was worth it. And what with it being the 100 year anniversary of Ernest Shackleton’s incredible feat of survival, there’s surely no better time to speak of the merits of this ice-laden land.

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  • Image of the week: Antarctica

    White noise

    The silence in Antarctica is deafening. Confused? You’ll understand once you’ve been there. It’s something to do with the wide open spaces and all that white. You’ll get a shiver up your spine the first time you hear an iceberg calving – and again every time you conjure up the memory.

    Take a step into this unexplored land, and for a limited time get up to 25% off all Antarctica trips in the 2013-14 season

  • Photography tips for Antarctica: Part 2

    This is Part 2 of Peter Lemon's blog about photography in Antarctica. Read Part 1 here.

    There can be stunning photo opportunities in Antarctica – massive icebergs and glaciers below skies of wonderful colours and variations and huge penguin rookeries with their extraordinary levels of activity and interaction to name a few.

  • Photography tips for Antarctica: Part 1

    Peter Lemon has been connected with Peregrine since 1983.  A passionate photographer, he has travelled extensively in Nepal, Antarctica and endlessly in Africa ever since. 

    Without an ounce of overstatement, the landscapes, wilderness and wildlife on our Antarctic trips can often leave people lost for words. The immensity and the grandeur of the scenery and sheer quantity of the animal life can be overwhelming.

  • Connecting girls, inspiring futures: International Women's Day 2012

    Today is International Women's Day and to celebrate this year's theme Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures we asked the ladies in the Peregrine office a couple of questions about some of their most inspiring journeys. From trekking to Everest to road tripping through the USA the Peregrine girls are a very well-travelled bunch!

    What’s been your most adventurous holiday to date? 

  • My Antarctic adventure

    Graeme Bruce is a very lucky man. In 2009 one of his lifelong dreams came true when he won a Peregrine trip to Antarctica. Here's Graeme's story...

  • Life on the ice

    The ice is nice, but it’s the penguins that make the party in Antarctica.

    Gentoo Penguins in particular, a variety found in the warmer extents of Antarctica’s icy edges, kill time on land by stealing pebbles from each other and starting new arguments with their neighbours. Pebbles and stones are the main construction materials for building a nest, but it takes a brave penguin to wander through the rookery and grab a small rock.

  • To the far side: The Weddell Sea

    A lot of people visit the wonderful western side of the Antarctic Peninsula. But on the other side there is also a treasure-trove to be discovered. This comes in the form of the northernmost parts of the Weddell Sea, the Engine Room of Icebergs, and its associated islands.

    This is an area entwined with two of continent’s greatest sagas of history and exploration. 

  • 5 iconic movie destinations to add to your wishlist

    The silver screen has immortalised many destinations across the globe, from the lost island paradise in The Beach to the iconic bridge from the World War II classic - The Bridge on the River Kwai.

    With Oscars buz z in the air, what better reason to add a destination to your wishlist than to visit some of the unique and iconic places that have inspired filmmakers and movie-goers for decades!

    Here are our top 5 iconic movie destinations:

    1. Gorillas in the Mist – Rwanda

  • Our honeymoon with a twist

    We were very excited to learn on Facebook that Kerry Pinkstone and her fiancee, Peter, are planning to spend their honeymoon with Peregrine in Antarctica. We spoke to the happy couple about the reasons behind choosing such an exciting and unusual destination for this big event!

  • I ran the Antarctic Ice Marathon

    On November 30 the seventh Antarctic Ice Marathon will take place at the foot of the Ellsworth Mountains. This year is also the 100 year anniversary of man reaching the South Pole. 

    To mark the occasion, we spoke to Tristan Miller, who spent the whole of 2010 following the marathon circuit. He ran a race every week in a different country. So that's 52 marathons in 52 weeks, 42 countries on 7 continents. Exhausted yet?

  • On your marks, get set, race around the world!

    Get your running shoes on and try a race with a difference. Around the world there are some fascinating, interesting and unusual races happening all the time. So get fit, raise money and make some memories along the way.

    Iceland
    Visiting Iceland? Why not be a part of Mi?næturhlaup, otherwise known as the Midnight Run? It kicks off at 10:00pm with 3 kilometre, 5 kilometre and 10 kilometre options.

  • Penguins & polar bears: Same same but different

    They both love to swim, they both love to eat fish and they both thrive in some of the harshest climates in the world. But the penguin and the polar bear are destined never to meet.

    Living at opposite ends of the world, penguins and polar bears have made very different homes for themselves. And let's face it, if the two were to inhabit the same place we would very soon end up with some very fat polar bears and a rapidly declining penguin population.

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    Penguins

  • How to write your own travel blog

    The word ‘blog’ originated from the term ‘web log’ and was initially taken up only by those web savvy enough or with the funds to dedicate to the idea. Today, however, it’s easy. You don’t need to know anything about source code or HTML and you don’t need a cent. If you have the time and the motivation to write about anything you can easily set up your own blog.

  • Making the best better - the greatest Antarctic adventures

    A voyage south to explore Antarctica’s frozen wastes truly deserves the overused ‘holiday of a lifetime’ description. From the graceful hulks of vast blue-ice tabular icebergs to the wildlife encounters, to the light itself, Antarctica is a life-altering destination, capable of recalibrating the sense of wonder at the world in even the most jaded and weary of travellers.

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