Escaping the winter doldrums

To avoid some of the cold weather this winter, Chris and I are going away where it’s summer!  Right now it’s summer in the Southern Hemisphere.  We are going to bask in sixteen days of summer, while enjoying a cruise around South America.  This is definitely checking off one of our travel bucket-list destinations.

group at cape of good hopeHot travel designations during Northern Hemisphere’s winter are New Zealand, Australia, the South Pacific (Tahiti and Bora Bora) Central America (Panama and Costa Rica), and South America.  Some of these places also have excellent “Adventure Tours” like a zip line or hiking experiences.

Exploring exotic topography and cultures, we are starting our New Year’s South American Cruise in Argentina, traveling to Uruguay and around Cape Horn in Chile. I am excited about seeing the Chilean fjords, because I have been to fjords in Norway and New Zealand. The beauty, tranquility and majesty of that experience are unparalleled.  And, I will have had that experience on 3 continents!

I have traveled to the most southern point of Africa (Cape of Good Hope), the most northern point in Europe (North Cape, Norway) and now the most southern point in South America (Cape Horn).  Greenland is next!  (Click here for a list of extreme points on earth)

We are so excited about this trip to South America and cruising from point to point.  We are looking forward to relaxing on-board the ship, taking in the sights of the European inspired cities and the culture of the native peoples and maybe even taking a Tango lesson!

Think about planning a winter to summer vacation!  We can help inspire you. please give us a call at (631) 893-4232 or email:

Have a happy and healthy Holiday Season!


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Authored by: Sheila Korte

Sheila E. Korte is an expert in Group Cruises & Group Land Vacations. She is an entrepreneur and President and co-owner of Korte Travel, (along with her husband, Chris), a Cruise Planners-American Express travel franchise. 

Sheila received her Bachelor of Science degree in Travel and Tourism from Dowling College in May, 1999 and has been working in the travel business since then. Sheila & Chris are both veterans of the U.S. Army and are involved in several Veterans' charities and organizations.

Their goal is to run a yearly fundraising cruise to help raise money for deserving Veterans' organizations. Korte Travel specialties include:

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