Friday, October 21, 2011

Fantasy Travel Friday - Cruising Through Patagonia

For those of you who are long time readers, you know that I am not a big fan of cold weather. Winter is coming, and I am going to spend at least four months complaining about how I am barely warm. However, I will be the first to say that I will shut my mouth regarding any temperature, if I get to experience some adventure.

Holding my tongue will be more than worth it to experience the awe of this:

A glacier! The Patagonia region of southern Argentina is full of them, and I have to admit that I think I could push myself to throw on a parka in order to see a natural wonder in person. Mar Patag is a company that provides day or two night cruises through Los Glaciares National Park so that you can get up close and personal with these monstrous blocks of ice. There is supposedly excellent food and wine served on the cruise (it is in Argentina, so good wine should be expected, right?), so you don't need to sacrifice having good cuisine in the name of adventure.

There would be some moments during this cruise where I would feel a little guilty though. Is this a "green"/environmentally responsible form of travel? Yet, I am sure I'd be in a completely serene state looking at the scenery.

Cruisers get the opportunity to get off the ship and experience the mountains as well.

I am all for the fact that you don't have to sacrifice being comfortable. I can't even begin to imagine what it's like waking up and seeing a glacier while lying in bed.

Along with my fellow travelers and glacier seekers, I will say a "Cheers and a Happy Weekend" to you all.

Any sun worshippers like me willing to give up warmth for seeing natural beauty? What are some of your dream cold weather destinations? Antarctica is one of mine!

* I got no money for these links, but maybe I need to start charging? ;)


Geek in Heels said...

I actually LOVE the cold and I dream of taking an Alaskan cruise one day. I would also love to lie down at the North Pole and watch all the stars spin around Polaris...but that one would be pretty difficult, I would think!

Lauren said...

I haven't missed the cold winters of the East coast since we moved to Texas, but I would be on board with an Alaskan cruise!

BigAppleNosh said...

Lovely! My friend did a Patagonia trek and she said it was awesome!

Grace said...

I absolutely hate the cold too...but I would brave it to go to:
1. Antarctica to see penguins! (I think a cruise there would be fantastic)
2. the Harbin Ice Festival,where they carve a whole city out of ice
3. the North Cape of Norway to see the Northern Lights

Patagonia looks pretty spectacular too: my friends went there for a month and tell me the wildlife/hiking is amazing (they are biologists).

Micah and Catherine said...

I really want to go to Alaska but know I'm thinking Pategonia would better.

melinda said...

Antarctica is a dream of mine to fulfill my goal of visiting all 7 continents. I've been to Alaska for business and as they would say, it's not too cold, you're just not dressed right! :)


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