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ExpeditionTrips’ Founder and President Named ‘The Trip Planner’ for Antarctica Travel

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Travel + Leisure Features Antarctica among their 28 Trips of a Lifetime

Seattle, WA —Seattle-based travel experts, ExpeditionTrips, is pleased to announce that Founder and President Ashton Palmer has been named by Travel + Leisure as “The Trip Planner” for Antarctica travel in their 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition. A travel resume encompassing more than 50 Antarctic expeditions garnered Palmer recognition as the go-to-expert for travel to the white continent.

“On his 50-plus trips to Antarctica, Palmer has played almost every role: Zodiac driver; naturalist; expedition leader. In addition to tailoring your itinerary, he’ll also serve as an expert on topics ranging from the most stylish rubber boots to the best time to rise to see icebergs in summer’s orange light,” said Lisa Cheung in Travel + Leisure’s Oct. 2011 issue. Online article:

Twenty-eight trips of a lifetime on seven continents are featured in Travel + Leisure’s 40th Anniversary Issue, coupled with suggestions on how to turn these dream trips into reality. Palmer said, “I am honored to be recognized as ‘The Trip Planner’ for Antarctica in Travel + Leisure magazine. After nearly two decades working in the field in Antarctica, the Arctic, Amazon, and other destinations throughout the world, I still consider Antarctica the ultimate destination for expedition travelers. Like visiting another planet without leaving the earth, a trip to Antarctica is the ultimate trip of a lifetime.”

“From a classic Peninsula trip, to crossing the Antarctic Circle, or the ultimate voyage of exploration including South Georgia and the Falkland Islands, travel to Antarctica is exhilarating and takes travelers to one of the last frontiers on our planet. For me and everyone here at ExpeditionTrips, we never get tired of hearing our travelers’ stories and memories from what they repeatedly refer to as a life-changing adventure,” said Palmer.

Since 1999, ExpeditionTrips has helped thousands of travelers plan trips to Antarctica. With their extensive first-hand travel experience and in-depth knowledge of Antarctica, Ashton Palmer and his ExpeditionTrips’ team help travelers compare and contrast the various expeditions and plan the perfect Antarctic trip. ExpeditionTrips works with all the quality ships, ranging from 48-passenger research vessels to 240-passenger scenic exploration ships. When travelers plan a trip with ExpeditionTrips, they work with a dedicated and unbiased Program Manager from start to finish who assists with flights, pre- and post-cruise land arrangements (hotels, private journeys, day tours, transfers, etc.), and offer extensive personalized trip preparation.

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