I’ve always wanted to go on an Antarctic cruise, but I didn’t have the budget for one of the luxury ships. Fortunately, I found Quark Expeditions. While they do offer fancy-shmancy ships, you can also find smaller vessels for your trip. I’m a yoga instructor whose spirit animal is a whale, so I made sure to book my trip for the late Antarctic summer (which is winter in Boston), so I could make sure to see whales. The Ocean Endeavour had an organic spa which I loved and a juice bar so I didn’t even gain any weight on my vacation. In all, I’d say it was one of the most mystical experiences of my life.