Friday September 19, 2003It's not strictly a gizmo, but we thought this Antarctic tour conducted by New Scientist with multi award winning (and very funny) author Bill Bryson as the escort for the voyage might warrant our readers attention. The 10 night / 11 day on the expedition-style cruise vessel Peregrine Voyager covers the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula and in addition to Bryson as escort, expert photographer David McGonigal will lead passengers through one of the most untouched, photogenic locations on the planet. Bill Bryson, who is most famous for his travel books and more recently A Short History of Nearly Everything, will provide several talks en-route and accompany you on shore excursions as well as social functions.All inclusive packages from A$12,630. Follow the links below to learn more.
About the Author
Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.
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