There's more to Antarctica than just ice and penguins (though the penguins are pretty great).
The icy continent of Antarctica may not be as popular of a destination as Europe or the Caribbean, but for those who can make the trip to the end of the world, it’s an unforgettable one.
Its barren landscape is seemingly untouched by humans, as there is no population native to this part of the world, and only a few scientists live there at any given time. Approximately 98 percent of the land is covered in ice.
With an increasing number of cruises going down to the South Pole, as well as a series of attractions, Antarctica is becoming a more accessible place to visit.
The Antarctic is an especially great destination for people interested in nature travel and climate science. It has long been a site for biological research, and climate scientists have become fascinated by it in recent years. Since NASA began collecting satellite data in the late 1970s, Antarctica has lost an average of 20,800 square miles of ice per year. So visit while you can.