Polar bear cubs | Photography by Steve Davey
Polar bear cubs | Photography by Steve Davey
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?
In so many ways The Arctic is overwhelming. It is simply huge in scale, and in many cases travellers into the region can be made feel like they are little ants in a world of snow, ice, and water. It is also such a foreign place to most, as very few people live in a world anything close to resembling the Arctic.
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.
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.
Our Arctic expedition leaders, David “Woody” Wood and Annie Inglis, share their tips and hints for what to expect on an Arctic voyage.
On July 28 we were lucky enough to have Coxy from Coxy's Big Break visit the offices, to conduct an Antarctica Q&A session with our Facebook fans.
Below are a few of the questions he was asked. If you'd like to see the entire session, simply "Like" our Facebook page.
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.
Sarah Louise Scales is our Queensland Area Sales Manager, and recently conquered the Introduction to Spitsbergen voyage.
I've been lucky enough to visit many of Peregrine’s fantastic destinations. But seeing the Arctic and following in the footsteps of adventurers such as Amundsen and Nansen has always been my dream.
If you Google "Aussie larrikin", chances are you might just get a picture of Geoff "Coxy" Cox. He's one of Australian TV's most recognisable faces, and is also the first to put his hand up for any adventure that might come his way.
Whether it's finding the best dumplings in Shanghai or trying the hula in Hawaii, Coxy's got the sort of laidback, relaxed personality that lets you know you're in good hands.
Erin Aldersea is our copywriter
Hiking in Greenland might mean leaving the warm comfort of your cruise ship but it's the perfect way to get up close to the rugged landscapes and get lost in a wild experience in this remote and pristine wilderness.
Here are a few hiking highlights not to be missed on a journey to East Greenland:
Peregrine Adventure Travel Consultant, Natalie Scales, spent eight days exploring the Arctic on our Introduction to Spitsbergen trip.
The first question I encountered after my voyage around the Arctic was, “Did you see a polar bear?”
“No”, I would reply. Then a slow smile would escape my lips...“We saw four!”
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.
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.
Antarctica is an absolute playground for photographers. It is filled with wildlife willing to get up close and personal, amazing icebergs, and a landscaped blended between sea and glacier-covered mountains. Getting good shots in Antarctica is easy; getting great shots takes a little bit more talent. This is a guide to shooting photography in Antarctica. And if you’re interested in my photography on the Continent, feel free to check out my gallery.