LAST JUNE, Matador Change editor Julie Schwietert posted US Calls for Stricter Tourism Guidelines in Antarctica. It drew in some interesting viewpoints about travel to the white continent.
Tim Patterson said,
The contrast between the reality of the place and the luxury of the tourism is just too weird. Antarctica is a destination one should have to earn.
Eva Holland chimed in,
As far as Antarctica itself goes, I’ve always sort of felt like it’s the only part of the planet with NO naturally occurring human residents — and as such, it really ought to be left alone.
While our own Hal Amen took a tongue-in-cheek approach,
Let’s sneak down there while no one’s looking.
He was obviously joking, but if Hal or any of you want to see Antarctica without actually having to freeze your extremities off, you can.