Fascinated by Antarctica? This book is for you. Thinking of visiting Antarctica? This book is doubly for you. Fancy doing an expedition cruise here? This travel guide is especially for you.
A trip to the seventh, white continent is the ultimate adventure for the intrepid traveller and the vast majority of visitors come here on an expedition cruise. This is the first travel guide to show what it’s really like to take part in this type of voyage and Jo Kessel delivers a gripping, day-by-day account of her own experience. Illustrated with personal photos it explores the highs (including the waves on the infamous Drake Passage) and the lows - from penguins, to whales, to icebergs to glaciers as well as the hiking, kayaking, polar plunging and camping which are integral features of an expedition cruise. Are you too old? Not fit enough? Is it too cold? What to wear? Jo Kessel has advice for every eventuality, offering insider TOP TIPS at the end of each chapter.
Jo Kessel is a British novelist, journalist and travel writer for the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Sunday Times and Daily Telegraph. She also has her own YouTube travel channel: Go with Jo.
Part travelogue, part photo-journal, this expedition cruise travel guide to Antarctica was inspired by the diary of early polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. It’s a witty, reflective chronicle which also touches upon more serious issues like Antarctic conservation, plastics pollution and climate change.
This book is a must-read not only for anyone wanting to know how best to enjoy a holiday on this unique continent, but also for those keen to learn more about this icy wilderness and help preserve it for future generations. One thing’s for sure: Antarctica is like nowhere else on Earth.