Antarctica -the white continent, land of ice, home to the South Pole, and my 7th and last continent. I visited earlier this year on an 11-day cruise with Quark Expeditions. Even though I’ve had months to process the trip it was such a fantastic journey that ironically I – a travel journalist and woman of many words – have struggled to find the right words to adequately describe it.
The 7th continent is so much more than a travel destination. It wasn’t anything like any other place I’ve encountered … the deafening silence, colossal icebergs, epic landscapes, and vast wilderness resulted in an incredible, awe-inspiring, thought-provoking, and ultimately life-altering experience. Antarctica is, by far, the wildest, most unspoiled place I have ever beheld.
I selected 25 of my favorite photos from the thousands of pictures that I took during my cruise, in hopes to inspire you to experience it too!