The South Pole is no where near Bermuda. In fact, I have no good reason to be discussing the South Pole in any context with Bermuda except of course, for my own selfish reasons. So here goes. Ninety-nine years ago today, British explorer Robert F. Scott arrived the South Pole to discover that Roald Amundsen and his Norwegian team had beaten him there by one month—an interesting historical fact that you can learn more about by going to my Outside Television blog This Way Out and reading Celebrating the South Pole. As you'll see, adventurous travelers are trying to recreate the 100-year-old anniversary by flying there, skiing there, you name it. And while the pole is truly a destination that I'd love to visit one day, I'll stick with my sunny Bermuda days for now. In the meantime I'll be back tomorrow with your regularly scheduled Bermuda Shorts programming.
is a Bermuda-based travel writer and television correspondent. To read his work visit DavidLaHuta.com or to follow him on Twitter visit Twitter.com/DavidLaHuta. Visiting Bermuda? Read his story, 36 Hours in Bermuda, which appeared in the New York Times travel section in September 2009 (http://bit.ly/36HoursBermuda) and Jetsetter's The Many Faces of Bermuda, which ran in January 2011 (http://bit.ly/FacesOfBDA).