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ExpeditionTrips Co-Sponsors Father-Daughter Expedition to Antarctica

SEATTLE, WA, August 6, 2012— ExpeditionTrips is proud to co-sponsor career break guru Sherry Ott on her next adventure, the trip of a lifetime to Antarctica (her 7th continent) alongside her 76 year-old father.  As co-founder of career break movement Meet, Plan, Go and the creator of the popular travel blog Ottsworld, Sherry’s mission is to see the words “career break” listed on every resume.

Ott quit her corporate IT job in 2006 and sold all of her possessions to travel around the world to 23 countries.  Six years later, she continues to wander the world solo without a home.  Highlights include racing 9,000 miles by car in the Mongol Rally (from England to Mongolia) and trekking 450 miles on Spain’s Camino de Santiago.

Ott said her father-daughter quest to travel to Antarctica began when they “successfully hiked the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal together 3 years ago. After crossing the high altitude Thorung La Pass, my father set his eyes on the next great thing - Antarctica - and of course I said let's do it!  We are so excited to have the chance to experience our 7th continent together with ExpeditionTrips."

Since Ott got her first passport at age 30, ExpeditionTrips’ Director of Marketing, Amelia Tockston, believes that she “embodies the reality that travel dreams and career breaks can be achieved.  Ott is dedicated to inspiring others to see the world and we find that admirable at ExpeditionTrips, where our goal is to help travelers explore the most awe inspiring destinations on our planet.”

ExpeditionTrips has partnered with G Adventures to sponsor Sherry Ott and her 76 year-old father on an expedition to Antarctica.  Ott and her father will embark the 126-passenger Expedition on December 10, 2012.  The 13-day voyage will depart from Ushuaia, Argentina and head south to the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands.  Kayaking, camping on the ice, and hiking will be offered throughout the expedition.

Join the adventure as Sherry Ott shares pre-expedition preparations and reflections on Antarctica via Twitter (#OttAntarctica), Facebook, and Ottsworld.


About ExpeditionTrips:
ExpeditionTrips specializes in trips of a lifetime to extraordinary destinations, including Antarctica, the Galapagos Islands, Alaska, Africa, the Arctic and beyond. The world’s leading specialist in expedition travel, we offer a one-stop resource for expert advice, trip planning and outstanding service.  Founded in 1999 by former expedition leaders, naturalists, and guides, ExpeditionTrips’ mission is to help our clients experience the trip of a lifetime. Our award-winning Website, offering more than 350 trips, has been voted ‘Best of the Web’ by Forbes annually since 2000, and we have been featured in publications such as The New York Times, Newsweek, Coastal Living and Men’s Journal, and highlighted as ‘The Antarctica Travel Planners’ by Travel + Leisure magazine. For more information, visit www.expeditiontrips.com.

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