Antarctica, Part 4: An Audio Slideshow

We’ve spent hours sharing highlights of our Antarctica experience with family, friends and fellow travelers. The result: we get excited, they get excited. And rightfully so — Antarctica is a special place and our experience there was truly memorable in so many dimensions.

Inspired by all of these conversations ourselves, we decided to dabble in a different medium, the audio slideshow, to relate our Antarctica experience in a different way.


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G Adventures tours to Antarctica

The Antarctica tour we took with G Adventures was paid for by us and went south of the Antarctic Circle. We highlight this feature as most tours to Antarctica do not go this far south. If you plan to book this or another tour with G Adventures, please consider starting the process by clicking on the ad to the left. The price stays the same to you and we earn a small commission. Thank you!

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  1. Alleen says

    LOVED IT!!! Antartica is on my must do list and I have traveled with GAP a lot. Glad to be a part of your journey! Thank you for continuously sharing your life with us and getting us excited about travel and educating us at the same time on often very important events and/or matters. Happy traveling!

  2. Bret W says

    Great job. What program(s) did you use to make this audio slide-show? I am a high school teacher in the US and would like to incorporate this into my curriculum. Thanks!

  3. says

    Oh I loved it! It’s fun to be led through the photos by you both and makes me feel even more like I am able to go on a piece of this journey with you – I learned a lot but you guys were fun to listen to, so it was great! :-)

  4. says

    Hey everyone! Glad you enjoyed this and thanks for the positive feedback on our first audio slideshow! So, we should try and incorporate more audio slideshows into our regular posts?

    @Ross: We plan to start incorporating more video clips as well into our posts. Anything else you’d like to see more of here? We appreciate feedback from our readers!

    @Leigh: Yes, VERY glad we made the decision to go to Antarctica. We hope our readers haven’t gotten bored of it yet :)

    @Bret: We used Soundslides to make this audio slideshow. This software was recommended to me by the media organization I used to work for in Prague. I haven’t tried other software formats, but I found Soundslides very easy to use and would recommend it.

  5. says

    It was a lovely slide show. I never felt so excited watching it earlier on any other media.

    Soon I can think of planning one of my own.

    Thank you so much for all the information and updating this blog.

  6. Matthew says

    Wow. I loved your story and slideshow. I have booked to travel on the Antarctic Circle trip on the MS Expedition in February/March 2012. It all looks fantastic and now I’m feeling that nervous excitement even more. Thanks for your insights into what must be an amazing trip. Best wishes for future travels!

  7. says

    @Matthew: Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it. You will have a terrific time. We’ll look forward to hearing about your adventures aboard the MS Expedition when you return.

  8. Matthew says

    Hello again! I posted number 19 above and returned from the trip three weeks ago. Now here in England, looking back it seems fantastic, barely credible. Like visiting another planet. I loved the MS Expedition too; everyone worked so hard to give us the best experience possible. We all became so spoilt in the dining room!

    I had a cabin next door to the Mud Room. The sea wasn’t as rough as your trip, although the waves washed over the porthole a few times.

    On one day during a lecture in the Discovery lounge they played a video taken last year from the bridge showing the ship in a huge sea in the Drake. I think it may have been from your trip.

    Roald Amundsen said ‘Antarctica is a fairytale’ and now I know first hand what he meant. Paradise Harbour, Danco Island, Half Moon Island – these are names that will always be with me. What a magical, enchanted place.

  9. says

    @Matthew: Thank you so much for taking the time to write back after your trip. Even better, it sounds like you had a terrific time. It is an amazing experience, isn’t it? We try to find the words to describe an Antarctica experience, but it’s difficult.

    The video from the bridge would have sent chills if we watched it.

    Antarctica, the fairytale. So glad you had a chance to experience it and that you shared your thoughts with us!

  10. Matthew says

    I was told by one of the G Adventures expedition team onboard that they had checked all the tour stats from the different tour companies, along with records for all the scientific expeditions over the years, and they worked out that in the nearly 200 years since we first set foot on the continent only about 750,000 people have ever been to Antarctica. The number who have travelled down to the circle is certainly a lot less. It’s an exclusive club :o)


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