Category Archives: Alpaca Pete’s Blog

Spotlight on the Ocean Endeavour – Our Expedition Ship of Choice

Spotlight on the Ocean Endeavour – Our Expedition Ship of Choice

Almost 50 ice-strengthened ships visit Antarctica every year – yet our main love-affair is with only one. Read on to find out why we think the Ocean Endeavour is the ultimate polar vessel. Considering that over four dozen world-class expedition ships travel to Antarctica every cruising season, you may wonder why we’ve decided to charter […]

Small Ship Cruising – Sustainable, rewarding, incomparable!

Small Ship Cruising – Sustainable, rewarding, incomparable!

Small ship cruising has always been the discerning seafarer’s top choice and given the recent backlash against ocean cruise liners, they’ve become increasingly popular even among first-time sailors. There’s a multitude of reasons that make cruising on a small ship infinitely more rewarding, especially in remote destinations that simply couldn’t handle an influx of tourists, […]

Antarctica Cruises – Which One is Right for You?

Antarctica Cruises – Which One is Right for You?

We help you navigate your way through the world of Antarctic cruises to better understand what each expedition itinerary has to offer. An overwhelming sense of achievement, awe-inspiring wildlife encounters and jaw-dropping scenery that’ll stay with you for the rest of your life: these are the things all Antarctica cruises have in common. Yet this […]

Press release: Chimu Adventures walk out for #climatestrike

Press release: Chimu Adventures walk out for #climatestrike

Sydney. Thursday 18th September, 2019. Latin America and Polar Travel Specialists, Chimu Adventures, will be joining the millions of people who are walking out of their homes and workplaces this Friday, 20th September, to join climate strikers on the streets and protest against the use of fossil fuels. Employees of the Australian-owned company at Chimu […]

Photography Tips for Central America

Photography Tips for Central America

One of the world’s most colourful and mesmerizing travel destinations, Central America is a photographer’s dream. – read on to discover how to best capture your experience Central America is world-renowned for its exquisite colours, be they of the locals, the wilderness or the magnificent wildlife. We often say that if you’re not an avid […]

Ready to Go? Your Must-Have Travel Checklist!

Ready to Go? Your Must-Have Travel Checklist!

Preparing for an overseas holiday requires more than a simple packing list: aside from figuring out what clothing to take along (which is mostly destination-specific), there are several things you may not have considered. So we have! Ready to head off on the adventure of a lifetime? Here’s your must-have travel checklist to help you […]

Can Responsible Tourism Play a Role in Preserving Antarctica & the Arctic?

Can Responsible Tourism Play a Role in Preserving Antarctica & the Arctic?

Polar travel has recently come into the spotlight, specifically in regards to the perilous environmental situation in both the Arctic and Antarctica and the role tourism may play, either to its benefit or detriment. As many rightfully ask: is it even possible to travel responsibly to the two most fragile and important regions of our […]

Press release: Chimu announce Australian singer Paul Kelly as their special guest for March 2021 Antarctic expedition.

Press release: Chimu announce Australian singer Paul Kelly as their special guest for March 2021 Antarctic expedition.

Sydney. Tuesday 27th August 2019. The Latin America and Polar Travel Specialist, Chimu Adventures, are thrilled to announce that iconic Australian singer-songwriter, Paul Kelly AO, will be joining them on their Antarctic small ship expedition cruise in March 2021. Kelly will be travelling with Chimu on their Songs in the South voyage. Departing on 11th […]

Free Knitting Pattern – Simple Autumn Mittens

Free Knitting Pattern – Simple Autumn Mittens

Usually, I crochet, but I saw this knitting pattern for Simple Autumn Mittens by Halldora J on Ravelry and thought I just must share it. I love the feminine, lacy, pattern … don’t they just look soft and wonderful? The mittens pictured were made by hollysmom2 on Ravelry and are made with Paca Paints yarn […]