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  • The Other Face of Svalbard: Soviet & Ghost Town Experiences

    The Other Face of Svalbard: Soviet & Ghost Town Experiences

    Best known as the Wildlife Capital of the Arctic, the Svalbard island of Spitsbergen has a great cultural experience in store for you, too. Learn how & why Soviet influence abounds in Barentsburg...

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  • Baffin Island Communities: What You’ll See & Do in Pangnirtung & Iqaluit

    Baffin Island Communities: What You’ll See & Do in Pangnirtung & Iqaluit

    Why is Baffin Island in Nunavut the hottest new Arctic destination? In this post, explore Pangnirtung and Iqaluit and discover why each is a fascinating landing site on expedition.

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  • Announcing the Winner of the Quark AntARTica Contest

    Announcing the Winner of the Quark AntARTica Contest

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  • Visit Antarctica: Where to Go & What You’ll See

    Visit Antarctica: Where to Go & What You’ll See

    Thinking of making your dream to visit the 7th continent come true? Learn where to go in Antarctica, when to visit for the best experience, and how to make the most of your Antarctic adventure.

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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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  • 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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  • Ushuaia, Argentina: Much More Than Your Gateway to the Antarctic

    Ushuaia, Argentina: Much More Than Your Gateway to the Antarctic

    What can you see and do in Ushuaia, Argentina, en route to your Antarctic expedition? Learn more about this fascinating South American port town and how you can make the most of every minute here.

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  • Must-Know Arctic Expedition Info: Currency, Language & More

    Must-Know Arctic Expedition Info: Currency, Language & More

    What do you need to know about the countries and regions you’ll visit during your Arctic expedition? Explore languages, currencies, entry requirements and more.

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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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  • Exploring Spitsbergen: Where & When to Visit the Wildlife Capital of the Arctic

    Exploring Spitsbergen: Where & When to Visit the Wildlife Capital of the Arctic

    What time of year is best for visiting Spitsbergen, and what can you see and do while you’re there? Explore your options for visiting the Wildlife Capital of the Arctic.

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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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  • Taking the Polar Plunge: Our Aquatic Antarctic Adventure

    Taking the Polar Plunge: Our Aquatic Antarctic Adventure

    What’s it really like to take the Polar Plunge on your expedition, and how can you prepare for it? Craig Shaw shares his experience plunging into the Southern Ocean on his recent Antarctic expedition.

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  • Famed Birder Noah Strycker Shares His Atlantic Bird Watching Expedition Excitement

    Famed Birder Noah Strycker Shares His Atlantic Bird Watching Expedition Excitement

    Record-setting ornithologist Noah Strycker can’t wait to embark on Quark’s ‘South Georgia to Cape Verde: Secret Islands, Rare Birds & Legendary Explorers’ expedition. Here’s why.

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  • The Art of Polar Photography: How to Take Your Best Travel Pics

    The Art of Polar Photography: How to Take Your Best Travel Pics

    Are you prepared to take awesome photos in the Arctic or Antarctica? Wondering how to set up great shots? Photography Guide Acacia Johnson shares her best polar photography tips.

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  • The View from the Bridge: What Are Your Captain & Expedition Leader Up To?

    The View from the Bridge: What Are Your Captain & Expedition Leader Up To?

    What does an “Open Bridge” policy mean? See how the open bridge on small ship expeditions with Quark gives you greater insight into your polar explorations!

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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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  • 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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  • Visit South Greenland for Fjords, Rich History & Hot Springs

    Visit South Greenland for Fjords, Rich History & Hot Springs

    Explore Norse ruins at Hvalsey, visit Greenlandic communities or relax in natural hot springs. Discover why you should consider South Greenland as your next Arctic expedition destination!

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