I’ve got Antarctica on the mind. A lot of terrific travel writing has emerged from the White Continent of late, but my attention is more personal – after I finish my guidebook assignment in southern Patagonia, I’m bound for the Antarctic peninsula.
I’m stoked. But as the date of the cruise approaches, I find myself questioning my motivations. Antarctica will give me the continental sweep – 7 for 7 – a feat I’ll be proud to work into cocktail party conversations until I’m old and gray.