No idea or endeavour is too silly – you want to skinny dip in the arctic waters…done! You want to walk on an iceberg …done! You want to lie on deck in your pyjamas in the middle of the night and stargaze…done! You want to watch killer whales with a beer in hand…done! You want dinner served at 80 degrees north over a glass of champers…done!
When you are not launching yourself off the side of the boat you’ll spend your days in zodiacs, cruising the Arctic waters alongside rolling icebergs 200feet high and numerous in volume. You’ll spend every spare minute on deck, ‘squishing’ glaciers and sharing sightings of polar bears, whales and sea birds with fellow passengers.
You’ll cry together, eat together, laugh together, dance and sing together, learn together, drink together and form lifelong friendships with people whose lives you’d never cross otherwise. You’ll hold dear the precious memories you have together and will recall and recount them for years to come. You’ll meet up again in other counties, talk endlessly on social media sites and continue to inspire each other long after the trip has ended and the photos have been shared. This is why travel is so great and why I’ll do everything I can to continue to explore the world with my husband and the thousands of people we meet along the way.
If you have a chance to visit the polar regions I’d urge you to do so…this goes against the grain a little for me as I’d rather they remain untouched and be ‘our little secret’, but if you visit I promise you’ll emerge a different and better person for it.
Photos from our trip to the Arctic are available in the Taraji Blue Arctic Photo Gallery.