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May 22, 2017
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Last Day on South Georgia Island – learning animal behavior


A juvenile elephant seal on South Georgia Island
This morning in Gold Harbor on the southern end of South Georgia, an elephant seal pup, just a few months old, approached Sophie as if to say “Be my friend!” more
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Day Two on South Georgia Island: a Visit to the old whaling station


Grave of Sir Ernest Shackelton
Welcome to St. Andrews Bay in South Georgia with the backdrop of the Heaney and Cook Glaciers and home to the largest King Penguin colony in the world more
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Christmas Morning on South Georgia Island – tens of thousands of Penguins!


Oakum Boy (in brown feathers) and his King Penguin mom on South Georgia Island
All around us thousands of King Penguins are squawking, as if to say “what did you bring me for Christmas!” more
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Whales and Christmas Carole on the High Southern Seas


Approaching Shag Rocks in Southern Ocean east of S Georgia Island after two days at sea on Le Boreal
On the Southern Ocean for the second day between the Falklands and South Georgia - rocking seas, HUMPBACKS! and Christmas carols. more
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On the Southern Ocean, Dissecting a Squid is What You Do


Thomas (aka "Duncan") carefully dissects his squid
This morning, as the Southern Ocean rocks the boat with waves 10 or more feet high, the kids have gathered in a corner of the sixth floor restaurant to dissect a squid. more
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Who Knew? A Trip to the Fire Station in the Falkland Islands


Kids from A&K cruise at Falkland Islands Fire House
The fire trucks pull up to our ship Le Boreal in the Falkland Islands, sirens blazing and lights flashing. But there was no emergency. more
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It’s time again for families to have some fun in the snow


If you’re headed for the slopes this winter, look for kids’-free deals
Peanut M&Ms are good, too. The Aspen, Colorado, middle-schoolers I interviewed for my “Kid’s Guide to Denver and Colorado Ski Country” opine that it’s always smart to have “power candy,” in your pocket more
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Six LA museums guaranteed to wow families and kids


Jeff Koons’ famous giant Balloon Dog at the Broad
But this wasn’t a big holiday sale. People were waiting for the chance to get free tickets to The Broad, Los Angeles’ newest contemporary art museum. more
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How about a quick pre-holiday getaway?


Gingerbread village, Crown Center, Kansas City
Make it an overnight when you head to see that favorite holiday light display or museum exhibit. Go see Santa somewhere else besides the mall. more
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Ushering in the holidays with cool light displays


Beggars, part of Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles
For a lot of us, heading to holiday light displays has become as big a Thanksgiving weekend tradition as football and pumpkin pie. more
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