Monday, March 21, 2011

Ultimate Destination: Antarctica.

Haven’t you always wanted to scream “Iceberg dead ahead!” and actually meant it? I have to admit I have seen Titanic about ten times too many but I think I might be up for the frightening adventure of a trip down to Antarctica through a whole sea of icebergs. And with a team from National Geographic you absolutely can. Check out after the jump tips for this ultimate destination and the ultimate outfit for onboard lounging. File under very chilly. 

  • What: 14 Days aboard the Explorer filled with 81 cabins and National Geographic experts
  • Where: Antarctica and its surrounding islands
  • What’s Included: Plenty of ice formations, wildlife interactions, luxury amenities and day trips to the mainland 
  • How Much: beginning at $10,580 for main deck room and up to $19,920 for an upper deck suite with balcony

  • What to Pack: Some steamy novels (to keep you warm), extra thick socks, binoculars (just in case there’s a really big one), lots of fur, extra-strength sunscreen (really)
  • Movies NOT to watch before or during: Titanic, Pirates of the Caribbean, Ghost Ship 
  • Fun Tips to Share Onboard: Antarctica is the second smallest continent; Santa actually lives on the other pole; the ozone hole above Antarctica is the largest in the world; only scientists actually live here; the territory has a surprising 26 airports (all with unpaved runways); certain seasons show 24 hours of daylight. 

The Ultimate Outfit:
Jacket: Chloe shearling aviator jacket
Top: Rag & Bone Hayle mohair-blend cropped sweater
Pants: Markus Lupfer washed-silk cargo pants
Shoes: Tory Burch Howard wedge leather ankle boots
Earrings: Anita Ko Dagger 18-karat gold diamond earrings
Watch: Nixon 42-20 stainless steel watch

[Images via: National Geographic, Jetsetter, clothes from Net-a-Porter, facts from CIA World Factbook]

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