Monday, June 26, 2017

Chasing the Ghost of Shackleton on South Georgia Island

Regular readers of The Adventure Blog probably already know that I spent the better part of March traveling in the Southern Ocean with Lindblad Expeditions visiting the Falkland Islands and South Georgia. For me, this was the trip of a lifetime, taking me to a place that I had heard about for years, but didn't think I'd ever get a chance to see. So far, I haven't shared too many details of that journey here on the blog, but that's because I was there on assignment for Popular Mechanics, and I wanted to ensure that they published my story before I wrote about it on any other outlets. Last week, they finally posted that article online, and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out.

The article focuses mostly on South Georgia and the time that I spent there. I'm sure most readers are already aware of the role that the island played in the amazing story of Ernest Shackleton and the crew of his ship the Endurance. For me, that is one of the greatest tales of exploration and adventure ever, and it has been a fantastic experience not only sharing that story with the readers at Pop Mech, but also getting the chance to visit that iconic place for myself. South Georgia is indeed a special place filled with natural wonders, history, and mystique. In the days ahead, I'll have a lot more to share on that story, but for those who are interested in reading more now, I'd love it if you headed on over to the PM website and took a look at the article that is posted there now.

I'm especially proud of this particular article as it blends my love of history with my own experiences while traveling. If you're a fan of Shackleton and his ill-fated expedition, I think you'll enjoy the narrative that I've written and put together with the help of my editors at Popular Mechanics. They did a great job of using my words and photos, along with some fantastic historical images, to help me weave an amazing tale. Hopefully you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it. And as always, thank you for your support.

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