Picture of Andrew Evans photographing penguins in Antarctica

Andrew Evans photographs king penguins on South Georgia Island as part of his epic journey to the bottom of the Earth.

Photograph by Sisse Brimberg and Cotton Coulson/KEENPRESS

Ten weeks, 14 countries, and 10,000 miles later, a lifelong dream to travel to Earth’s frozen continent is—yes!—realized.

Bus2Antarctica began simply: Travel writer Andrew Evans decided he was going to Antarctica, but wanted to get there without spending a boatload of money. So he came to us with a proposal: He’d take the bus—a guaranteed adventure—and post entries to our Intelligent Travel blog en route. We loved the idea—and the story that came out of it.

Follow Andrew's entire journey by clicking through his blog posts below.

United States

Preparing the Ultimate Playlist

And He's Off!

The Ultimate Playlist

The First 36 Hours


The People on the Bus

Oh Mexico


Guatemalan Buses Are Colorful and Full of Chickens

Border Crossing

Television Interview From Guatemala City

Tastes Like Chicken Bus

The Food on the Bus

Costa Rica

1 Day, 4 Countries

The Singing Truck Driver

Checking in With Andrew

Welcome 2 Lindblad

Costa Rica's Corcovado National Park

Pura Vida


Isla Coiba—Panama's Prison Park

El Capitan

Frogs and Boats Are Friends

Latest Interview With Andrew

Crossing the Darién Gap


10 Ways Planes Are Just Like Buses

Choose Your Own Adventure in Cartagena

Colombian Cow Coroner

Bogotá High School Reunion

Bogotá Street Life

Lucky Miss


The Virgins of Ecuador

Mapping Middle Earth

The Kindness of Strangers


Peru With a View

Loving Lima

Video: Lima on Wheels


Bus 2 Bolivia

Bolivian Border Control

What's in My Pack

The High Life

The Rainy Season

Uyuni Salt Flats


Argentina Long Haul

Argentina Pizzeria

Argentina's Fancy Schmancy Buses

Video: Windy City

Scared Strait

Upgrade in Ushuaia


At Sea

My First Iceberg

On Board the Explorer

Crossing the Antarctic Circle

Video: Andrew's Arrival

Antarctic Peninsula

Mount Marilyn

Close Encounters

Video: Cruising

Deception Island

Wild Point Wild

The Rare Black Penguin

Video: Seals the Deal

South Georgia Splendor

Video: Coping With Penguin Addiction

Video: Regarding Shackleton

Tea Time in the Falklands

Return Home

The Long Way Home

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