Antarctica has always been on my bucket list of places to visit. It is one of the few remaining places on Earth that is not saturated by tourists — inviting travelers alike to truly experience raw and unspoiled “wildnerness.”
The article below by Julie Schwietert Collazo from Adventure.com just added to the list of reasons why it’s time to seriously consider Antarctica as a travel destination in 2018 (it will be a welcome change from Southeast Asia for me!)
According to the article below, one of the largest iceberg ever recorded breaks off Antarctica (I’m having visions certain scenes from the movie Titanic as I’m writing this…). This iceberg is so massive it can cover all 50 states of the U.S. – enough distance to glide coast-to-coast, and this includes the states of Hawaii and Alaska.
It is remains to be seen how much of this will affect tourism in Antarctica. But seeing an iceberg in this magnitude is definitely something I want to experience!
One of the largest icebergs ever recorded breaks off Antarctica | Adventure.com
You don’t have to be on The International Ice Patrol to know that a trillion-ton chunk of ice the size of Delaware—that just broke free in the Antarctic— is worth paying attention to.
UPDATE July 12, 2017:
On Wednesday, July 12, 2017, news came across the wires that the ice shelf calved sometime between Monday and Wednesday, producing a trillion ton iceberg. Yes, that’s “trillion” with a “t.” The break was captured by NASA TECHNOLOGY. If you’re worried about the impact on sea levels, Project Midas researchers say you can rest easy — for now. “[I]t was already floating before it calved away so has no immediate impact on sea level,” they wrote in a blog post published this morning.
Read the rest of the article below: