Eye on Travel

Eye on Travel — Silver Endeavour in Antarctica — December 31, 2022

This week’s broadcast of Eye on Travel is coming from the bottom of the earth, aboard the new Silver Endeavour in Antarctica. Peter will have the latest updates on the Southwest Airlines meltdown, what the U.S. Department of Transportation might do in terms of a huge fine against the airline, a possible passenger bill of rights, and what passengers need to do if they were — or still are — stranded. And how about someone stranded by choice? Peter sits down with Felicity Aston, the first woman to ski across the Antarctic solo (and the Godmother of the Silver Endeavour), to talk about what motivated her to make that journey as well as some of the intense challenges she faced along the way. Captain Niklas Peterstam, Captain of the Silver Endeavour, speaks to the challenges of navigating the Antarctic. Conrad Combrink, who runs the expedition teams for Silversea worldwide, on how to explore Antarctica responsibly and strictly complying with international treaties on the environment. Finally, Peter is joined by uber travel agent Jennifer Wilson Buttigieg, to share their wishlist for travel in 2023. There’s all this and more on this week’s Eye on Travel.