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Polar goal: TravelManagers PTM experiences once-in-a-lifetime Chimu Antarctica famil

Top-selling TravelManagers personal travel manager (PTM) Kerry Cleasby recently travelled to the Antarctic, winning a sought-after spot on Chimu Adventures’ Best of Antarctica Expedition famil and ticking off a bucket-list experience.

Top-selling TravelManagers personal travel manager (PTM) Kerry Cleasby recently travelled to the Antarctic, winning a sought-after spot on Chimu Adventures’ Best of Antarctica Expedition famil and ticking off a bucket-list experience.

With a passion for wildlife and wilderness travel experiences, while helping her clients to do the same, Ms Cleasby was thrilled to earn a spot on the 2023 Great Chimu Incentive famil.

“My most life-changing travels have always involved spending time in the wilderness with wildlife and nature. I have been to Africa many times and, as a result, have a following of clients who also love to travel to Africa,” she said.

“During the incentive period, I had some incredible Antarctica and South America bookings with Chimu, which were enough to win me a spot on this amazing famil.”

TM Chimu Kerry Cleasby Kayaking
Kerry Cleasby and her husband on an evening kayaking expedition.

The South Brisbane-based TravelManagers PTM was one of eight travel advisors invited to experience Antarctica with Chimu Adventures during the 2023/2024 season.

The group spent three nights in Buenos Aires and a night in Ushuaia before boarding Ocean Endeavour for an 11-day expedition cruise to the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula.

TM Chimu Kerry Cleasby Antarctica Penguin
Kerry Cleasby snapped this penguin during the onboard photography program.

Ms Cleasby also participated in an onboard photography program, which included 10 days of instruction and assistance from three professional photographers.

“I took more than 1,000 photos in four days but it can’t convey the vastness, the silence, the freshness of the air and water, the unpredictability, the preciousness and the inherent danger,” she said.

TM Chimu Kerry Cleasby Ocean Endeavour
The Ocean Endeavour.

With calm conditions in both directions, Ms Cleasby also weathered the infamous Drake Passage with ease, thanks to seasickness medication, just one of many firsthand insights to share with her clients.

“I’d always dreamed of visiting Antarctica, but until now, my fear of getting seasick on the Drake Passage always held me back. I realise now that I need not have worried: I felt completely fine,” she said.

“Now I understand why everyone describes Antarctica as ‘indescribable’! No one could come here and not be changed by the experience.”

Discover how to nab a spot on the 2024 Great Chimu Incentive famil here.

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