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  • 4 Things That Made Our Epic Antarctic Fly-Cruise Completely Stress-Free

    4 Things That Made Our Epic Antarctic Fly-Cruise Completely Stress-Free

    Avid traveler Kim Eighmy struggled to find an Antarctic expedition to fit her schedule & budget. See how she made her Fly-Cruise expedition happen and which 4 things made it the trip of a lifetime.

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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 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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  • My Seventh Continent Expedition: Tales from Antarctica

    My Seventh Continent Expedition: Tales from Antarctica

    Pam Perkins AKA Biker Chick Gone Crazy tells us about her experience in the Antarctic while visiting South Georgia, cruising in zodiacs for landings and visiting King penguin rockeries.

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

    Kayak Adventures in Antarctica from an Experienced Kayaker’s Perspective

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  • On the Front Lines of Arctic Climate Change: Maureen Raymo at the North Pole Summit

    On the Front Lines of Arctic Climate Change: Maureen Raymo at the North Pole Summit

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  • Arctic Cruises: Close Encounters in the Kingdom of the Ice Bear

    Arctic Cruises: Close Encounters in the Kingdom of the Ice Bear

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  • Drum Dancing at the Top of the World: David Serkoak’s Upcoming North Pole Journey

    Drum Dancing at the Top of the World: David Serkoak’s Upcoming North Pole Journey

    Imagine the cultural thrill of witnessing an authentic Inuit drum circle, onboard a Russian nuclear icebreaker, bound for the North Pole. This July, during The North Pole Summit, Inuit Elder and...

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  • See the North Pole Through the Eyes of Our Customers1:01

    See the North Pole Through the Eyes of Our Customers

    Find out what past passengers said about their experiences at 90° North. Learn more: http://www.quarkexpeditions.com/en/arctic/expeditions/north-pole

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  • Explore Arctic Climate Conservation Issues with Frances Ulmer of the Nature Conservancy

    Explore Arctic Climate Conservation Issues with Frances Ulmer of the Nature Conservancy

    To say it’s an interesting time for climate change scientists and policymakers may be the understatement of the decade. The Badlands National Park Service account on Twitter went rogue shortly...

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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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  • Arctic 360°: Spitsbergen Polar Bear Safari1:42

    Arctic 360°: Spitsbergen Polar Bear Safari

    Join us on a Spitsbergen Arctic Expedition in 360° VR! You’ll cruise around this magical island on a constant search for wildlife. Your expedition will cover western Spitsbergen as well as stunning fj

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  • Arctic 360°: Spitsbergen Highlight Teaser1:19

    Arctic 360°: Spitsbergen Highlight Teaser

    Join us on a Spitsbergen Arctic Expedition in 360° VR! There is no shortage of beauty in Spitsbergen, the largest island in the Svalbard archipelago and the definitive realm of the polar bear. Get a t

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  • A Polar Travel Adviser Shares Her Best Antarctica Fly/Cruise Travel Tips

    A Polar Travel Adviser Shares Her Best Antarctica Fly/Cruise Travel Tips

    by Caren Rapp Twenty-three years ago, I took my first Antarctic adventure, and I’ve been helping others discover the seventh continent ever since. And recently, I had the opportunity to experience...

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  • Nansen's Fram Expedition: Bold North Pole Exploration in the 1890s

    Nansen's Fram Expedition: Bold North Pole Exploration in the 1890s

    This article was previously published in July 2015 Recounting historical expeditions gives us a chance to experience some of the fascinating adventure, excitement and challenges of polar...

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  • River of White – Across the Northwest Passage

    River of White – Across the Northwest Passage

    Guest Post by Nick Engelmann, Expedition Team Member A “red whale,” I stand on the top deck in my innumerable layers of polyester and wool, encased in a red Mustang flotation coat, waiting. We are...

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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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  • Cristina Mittermeier | The North Pole Summit1:31

    Cristina Mittermeier | The North Pole Summit

    Cristina Mittermeier is one of the seven modern day heroes joining Quark Expeditions at The North Pole Summit departing on July 20, 2017. Cristina was named one of the world's top 40 most influential

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  • Paul Nicklen | The North Pole Summit1:17

    Paul Nicklen | The North Pole Summit

    Paul Nicklen is one of the seven modern day heroes joining Quark Expeditions at The North Pole Summit departing on July 20, 2017. This Canadian-born photographer has been documenting the beauty and pl

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