We are on our way to the Antarctica by way of Machu Picchu Peru and Buenos Aires, Argentina. We thought that while we were going to South America to meet the Silver Explorer in Ushuaia, why not stop to see the Inca ruins in Machu Picchu. We can check off a couple of bucket list items in one trip. Our cruise to “March with the Penguins” is a real expedition. The Silver Explorer is a small ship designed to go places that larger vessels can’t. We will take Zodiac boats to the Antarctica land and ice masses. Recent events down in Antarctica make us a little nervous about the trip. In December Antarctica broke the record as the coldest temperature ever recorded on Earth at -135 degrees. On Christmas day the Russian ship got stuck in the ice. The other nervousness comes from the fact that the ship needs to transit through Drake Passage. The Passage has some of the roughest seas in the world. Come along for the ride. You will get a real up close look at our life experiences with wildlife and expedition through ice in the Antarctica. We leave February 1, 2014.