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DRIFT Travel Winter 2019

  • Text
  • Photography
  • Iceland
  • Golf
  • Spain
  • Reykjavik
  • Festival
  • Travelers
  • Antarctic
  • Antarctica
  • Whistler
  • Varanasi
  • Destination
  • Drift
Our world is full of wonderful place to visit in the winter months and in this issue of DRIFT we travel from the far north to the extreme south, with a few stops in between. Come along on the journey as we make new friends and maybe find time for a little golf.

Antarctica Seven

Antarctica Seven essential adventures BY: FRANKLIN BRAECKMAN Unless you’re a scientist, there’s no such thing as a means-to-an-end Antarctica trip. Merely being in that otherworldly wilderness of ice is reason enough to make the journey – even, we wager, for the scientists who travel to Antarctica solely for research. Still, that doesn’t mean there aren’t things you can do to maximize your Antarctic experience. 32 . DRIFTTRAVEL.COM

Cross the Antarctic gateway: the Drake Passage As most Antarctica cruises require you to sail the Drake Passage (crossing from Argentina to the Antarctic Continent), this is the one part of the list that’s generally unavoidable. But this is a good thing: While sailing the Drake, you’ll see a voluminous cast of seabirds not possible for those who simply fly to Antarctica. You’ll also win a sense of accomplishment, having undergone the traditional Antarctic “rite of passage.” For those prone to seasickness, the Drake Passage crossing may require a few meds and an optimistic mindset, but those are easy trades against the splendors of Antarctica. So stock your pills, read your Shackleton, and do not go gentle into that blue dawn. TRAVEL OFTEN . LIVE WELL . 33

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