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  • Crossing the Drake Passage: How to Prepare for the Drake Shake

    Crossing the Drake Passage: How to Prepare for the Drake Shake

    Am I going to get seasick crossing the Drake Passage, and will it ruin my trip? The Drake causes more pre-trip anxiety than any other aspect of an Antarctic expedition. Here’s what to expect.

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  • A Vegan Traveler's Antarctic Experience: What to Expect on a Visit to the 7th Continent

    A Vegan Traveler's Antarctic Experience: What to Expect on a Visit to the 7th Continent

    In this post, Rebecca Gilbert recounts her experience in Antarctica. She talks about life as a vegan passenger on one of our voyages to the 7th Continent and offers tips for fellow vegan travelers.

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  • Enter the Quark AntARTica Contest And Win a Trip For 2 To The Arctic

    Enter the Quark AntARTica Contest And Win a Trip For 2 To The Arctic

    Submit a 30-60 second clip to the AntARTica video contest from your voyage to the 7th Continent and get the chance to win a trip for 2 to the Arctic! Submission will close June 14th, at 5pm EST.

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  • Antarctic Dreaming: Planning & Packing for an Epic 50th Birthday Journey

    Antarctic Dreaming: Planning & Packing for an Epic 50th Birthday Journey

    Wondering what it’s like to spend the holidays cruising Antarctica? May Lee shares the story of how she planned to celebrate her 50th birthday with an Antarctic expedition over the holiday season.

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  • 3 Spectacular Antarctic Landing Sites for Travelers: Westpoint, Cierva Cove and Deception Island

    3 Spectacular Antarctic Landing Sites for Travelers: Westpoint, Cierva Cove and Deception Island

    Wondering what you might be able to see and do on your Antarctic expedition? Traveler Dawn Peterson shares stories from 3 landing sites: Westpoint & Saunders Island, Cierva Cove and Deception Island.

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  • 3 Memories of a Lifetime from my Antarctic Expedition

    3 Memories of a Lifetime from my Antarctic Expedition

    In this post, Rebecca Gilbert recounts her experience in Antarctica. She talks about life as a vegan passenger on one of our voyages to the 7th Continent and offers tips for fellow vegan travelers.

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  • Celebrate World Penguin Day by Counting Penguin Chicks with Oxford Researchers

    Celebrate World Penguin Day by Counting Penguin Chicks with Oxford Researchers

    It’s World Penguin Day! Here’s what you can do to help conserve the cutest citizens of Antarctica.

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  • How’s the Food? A Popular Critic Weighs in on Antarctic Expedition Fare

    How’s the Food? A Popular Critic Weighs in on Antarctic Expedition Fare

    Food blogger Derek Timm recounts his Antarctic experience and tells you all about the food aboard the ship, the menu and what can you expect on a voyage to the Polar Regions.

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  • Not Your Average Yoga Holiday: Practicing on an Antarctic Expedition

    Not Your Average Yoga Holiday: Practicing on an Antarctic Expedition

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  • What Photography Gear Should You Bring to Antarctica?

    What Photography Gear Should You Bring to Antarctica?

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  • Kayak Adventures in Antarctica from an Experienced Kayaker’s Perspective

    Kayak Adventures in Antarctica from an Experienced Kayaker’s Perspective

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  • Penguins on Ice: How a Hobbyist Captured an Award Winning Photograph

    Penguins on Ice: How a Hobbyist Captured an Award Winning Photograph

    by Miranda Miller You could say it was a shot fifteen years in the making, yet when Katrina Zinger captured her ‘Penguins on Ice’ shot, she had no idea how exceptional it was. Early in 2016, when...

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  • Four Iconic and Incredibly Memorable Antarctic Moments

    Four Iconic and Incredibly Memorable Antarctic Moments

    In Part 1 of our interview with travelers John and Karen Morrison, they talked about making the decision to embark on an Antarctic adventure, and their preparations for the trip.

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  • One Woman’s Journey to Antarctica and Her Reason for Going Back

    One Woman’s Journey to Antarctica and Her Reason for Going Back

    Photographer Cynthia Phillip recently shared a personal account of her first trip to Antarctica with us. That initial expedition was such a rewarding and transformational experience, she booked a...

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  • What Photography Gear Should You Bring to Antarctica?

    What Photography Gear Should You Bring to Antarctica?

    This popular guest post  by Dave Bouskill, photographer and half of the travel couple The Planet D was first published in 2013.  Congratulations! You’ve bought your ticket to Antarctica! So you’ve...

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  • Stand-Up Paddleboard Tips for Adventurous Antarctic Visitors

    Stand-Up Paddleboard Tips for Adventurous Antarctic Visitors

    Eyes fixed dead ahead, you see an iceberg looming large, glistening blue in the bright sun, looking as though it was hand-carved and set right in your way. No matter – a few strokes on your left...

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  • 5 Spooky Antarctic Research Stations & Abandoned Military Bases

    5 Spooky Antarctic Research Stations & Abandoned Military Bases

    When first setting foot on the vast continent of Antarctica, you might believe for a moment that you’ve landed on another planet. Looking out over pristine ice cover and massive glaciers...

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  • Antarctic Flights with Amazing Winter Cruises

    Antarctic Flights with Amazing Winter Cruises

    Crossing the Drake Passage by sea is a rite of passage for many visiting Antarctica. For others, skipping this part of the journey frees up more time to explore the 7th continent. Choosing to fly...

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  • Antarctica in 10 Days or Less for 50 Percent Off on Amazing December Cruises

    Antarctica in 10 Days or Less for 50 Percent Off on Amazing December Cruises

    During the Heroic Age of Exploration, a visit to the 7th continent was a major operation that cost a fortune and could take months or even years to complete. Now, thanks to improvements in...

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  • Top 4 Reasons Antarctic Expeditions Make the Best Holiday Cruises

    Top 4 Reasons Antarctic Expeditions Make the Best Holiday Cruises

    Have you started your holiday list yet? Studies show that most of us are a bit jaded with the commercialized nature of the holiday season. Perhaps it’s time to think outside the proverbial gift...

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