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Lisa | Antarctica and the Dempster Highway (S2-E2)

What is like to travel to Antarctica? What is it like to travel to the Arctic Ocean?  My guest Lisa Marquart of The Hot Flash Packer blog found by traveling to both in 2019. Join me as we discuss how she did it and get tips on how we can travel to one or the other.

  • First taste of the Arctic - a trip to Churchill, Manitoba
  • Second taste was a cruise around Antarctica
  • What is a triple room? Different ways to travel to Antarctica.
  • Going to two polar regions in the same year

The Dalton Highway in Yukon and Northwest Territories, Canada

  • The Dalton Highway vs the Dempster Highway as ways to the Arctic Ocean
  • 500 miles of gravel roads
  • Camping near the Arctic Ocean
  • Stories of odd ways people reach Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk
  • Do you need spare tires to drive the Dempster?
  • Car ferries, ice bridges and why you have to time your travels correctly
  • Places you can eat or sleep
  • There is still a use for CB Radios outside of truckers
  • Wildlife on the Dempster Highway
  • The landscape (Tombstone Territorial Park)
  • Pingos in Tuktoyaktuk
  • Visitor's Center
  • Movie night and getting embedded with the culture
  • The Lost Patrol and Fort MacPherson
  • The cost of gasoline in the Yukon Territory
  • Tips for driving in such a desolate area

Antarctica and South Georgia Island

  • Late October to Mid-March travel time
  • Ways to get to Antarctica
  • Patagonia and Argentina as a launching point
  • Options on top of going to Antarctica
  • Falklands, South Georgia Island, Antarctica itinerary
  • Trips to the Antarctic Circle
  • King penguins, elephant seals, glaciers, icebergs, and Sir Ernest Shackleton
  • How to interact with wildlife at St. Andrew's Bay
  • Antarctica or South Georgia Island for a return trip?
  • Whales, zodiacs, and Antarctica
  • Things to do in Antarctica
  • The South Pole?
  • Whiskey Lore podcast research: 100 year old whiskey at Shackleton's Cape Royds Hut
  • Imagining what Shackleton's team went through stuck in Antarctica
  • Drake Passage - Drake Lake or Drake Shake
  • Things to do on-board
  • Time of the year with midnight sun and long sunsets
  • How much does it cost to go to Antarctica by cruise ship?
  • Antarctica cost vs Dempster Highway
  • Visa requirements
  • What else is included and do you need money?
  • Health insurance and evacuation insurance
  • The geographic North Pole


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