Author Archive: Vilmar Tavares

Vilmar Tavares

Vilmar Tavares

Vilmar was recently retired from the airforce and after riding his bicycle across the country decided it would be fun to help the researchers in Antarctica. Read the complete journals of Vilmar's Antarctic adventure in the land way way down under.
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Antarctica Photo Pictorial

Editor’s Note: These photographs may look old-fashioned now, but when we first started posting photos most images were scanned in from film negatives, and the resolution on the internet was very poor. Images needed to be only a few kilobytes so that you could download them with a phone modem; now they are thousands of

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An adventure way way down under

Update: Vilmar’s adventure in Antarctica is one of our first real-time adventures. Well, as real-time as it could get in the year 2000. Vilmar sent us regular updates from the road and we would relay his message to the world. It was the advent of social media. And, it is one of my all-time favorite,


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