$1 to $1 Billion Holiday Gift Guide: Eco-Luxurious Trip to Antarctica
Quick...before the Polar caps melt and the doomsayers are proved correct, visit Antarctica while you still can. From September to March, Journeys International organizes eco-correct intimate exploration cruises of the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, South Shetlands, the Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctic Circle and the Weddell and Ross Seas. Founded by former Peace Corps volunteers, they are committed to preservation and "the idea that local people and communities must tangibly benefit from this idea which came to be called ecotravel and ecotourism."
Check out the Phantom Coast & other ghostly delights, go ice camping, kayaking, mountaineering, and even scuba diving (!) in eerily gorgeous dreamscapes. Nights are spent luxuriating in a comfy vessel with sumptuous meals in the company of birding experts, scientists and south polar exploration historians. Semi-Circumnavigation: Epic Antarctica $33,000-$45,000 - Journeys International.
However, don't think of boarding a plane, train or automobile (or ice-cutter) without a chic mini-touchup kit. The Fashion & Bargain Beauty Queens recommend the Natural Necessities 2 Go kit by e.l.f., containing a lip shine with SPF 15, conditioning balm, facial whip, shine eraser & eye widener pencil...all for $5!
- Lesley Scott
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