By Erin Aldersea on Thu, 08/03/2012 - 1:07am, 0 comments
To celebrate International Women's Day today we've asked the ladies in the Gecko's Head Office to tell us about their adventure travels and their ultimate girls holiday.
This year's theme is Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures and we think travel is the perfect way to do this - who doesn't feel inspired for the future when they are discovering new destinations? And what better way is there to connect with your friends than to travel together? Happy travels ladies!
By Kellie Bright on Mon, 13/02/2012 - 3:29pm, 0 comments
Love is in the air...and the forests, and the oceans and the snow. While many humans will celebrate Valentine's Day today, there's also plenty of animals that spend each and every day with a loved one.
By Brendan Van Son on Sun, 15/01/2012 - 11:00pm, 0 comments
Packing can be a bit of an arduous task. It can be especially difficult if you don't really know what to expect about from your destination.
Antarctica, being one of the world's last frontiers, is a challenge to pack since very few people know what to expect from the icy continent. However, it doesn't need to be a challenge. To lend a little assistance, Brendan van Son shares some of his tips on packing.
By Kellie Bright on Wed, 11/01/2012 - 4:58pm, 0 comments
There can be stunning photo opportunities in Antarctica – massive icebergs and glaciers below skies of wonderful colours and variations and huge penguin rookeries with their extraordinary levels of activity and interaction to name a few.
These days, most people use digital, so it's possible to edit images with Photoshop or similar when you get back home (one concedes that pink or purple penguins are no longer out of the question).
By Kellie Bright on Tue, 10/01/2012 - 4:01pm, 0 comments
Without an ounce of overstatement, the landscapes, wilderness and wildlife on our Antarctic trips can often leave people lost for words. The immensity and the grandeur of the scenery and sheer quantity of the animal life can be overwhelming.
No photo, however good, can ever hope to capture it all properly but with the right equipment and a few handy tips everyone can come home with some incredible shots.
By Brendan Van Son on Mon, 09/01/2012 - 9:55pm, 0 comments
For many people, Antarctica is earth's last great geographical frontier. Therefore, we still have much to learn about this land of ice, water and penguins.
Brendan van Son tells us what we can expect on our visit to Antarctica. If you have any questions that are not answered within the FAQ please feel free to leave them in the comments area below and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
By Kellie Bright on Thu, 05/01/2012 - 1:17am, 0 comments
How good is Christmas pudding? And what about that leftover ham, devoured on Boxing Day between two slabs of fresh white bread? And who could forget the obligatory cheese platter to help wash down all that white wine.
If (like me) you’ve over-indulged a little over the silly season, why not work it off in style. Here’s five unique ways to get the legs moving, set your heart racing and help work off that extra serving of pavlova:
In my final year of university I took an international development class for first year students. I'll be honest in telling you that I took the class because I knew that it would be easy, I had already taken all the advanced courses and had done well in them. I was taking the class for the one and only reason of boosting my overall marks. What I didn't know is that there would be no class in all of my studies that would stimulate my thought process as much as this class.