Doug O'Neill

A love of nature and writing has enabled Doug O'Neill to visit almost 50 countries around the world—and to immerse himself in some of the most incredible nature settings. Doug's role as Brand Copywriter at Quark Expeditions has been a natural step on a journey that started with a degree in Environmental Studies and later a Certificate in Journalism. When not travelling, Doug is usually hiking: he's a certified hike leader with Hike Ontario and the Bruce Trail Conservancy. He's the co-author of a nature book, “110 Nature Hot Spots in Manitoba and Saskatchewan,” published by Firefly Books in 2019. Says Doug: "Few destinations rival the Polar Regions—not just for the staggering beauty and incredible wildlife, but for the transformative experiences that occur the moment you set foot in the most remote parts of the world."

  • Best Places to Visit in the Arctic Circle

    Best Places to Visit in the Arctic Circle

    The truly best places to visit in the Arctic Circle include Greenland, Arctic Norway, Canadian High Arctic and Russia’s remote archipelagos, among others.

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  • How to Travel to Svalbard

    How to Travel to Svalbard

    Travelers who want to know how to travel to Svalbard in the Norwegian Arctic will have the best adventure by traveling with experienced expedition guides.

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  • Where to see Puffins in the Faroe Islands

    Where to see Puffins in the Faroe Islands

    The coastal cliffs are where to see puffins in the Faroe Islands, especially on the island of Mykines where tens of thousands of puffins return every year.

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  • How to see the Northern Lights

    How to see the Northern Lights

    Joining a multiple-night Arctic voyage led by the most experienced expedition guides trained in polar expedition travel is how to see the Northern Lights.

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  • How to see Polar Bears in Svalbard

    How to see Polar Bears in Svalbard

    Wildlife enthusiasts who want to know how to see polar bears in Svalbard should consider an expert-led Arctic expedition with experienced guides onboard.

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  • How to see Penguins in Antarctica

    How to see Penguins in Antarctica

    Booking a polar expedition with penguin experts onboard the vessel and an expedition team experienced in polar travel is how to see penguins in Antarctica.

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  • Best Time to Visit Iceland for Whale Watching

    Best Time to Visit Iceland for Whale Watching

    The best time to visit Iceland for whale watching is from May to September, you can book a polar expedition that also includes whale watching in Greenland.

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  • The Best Place to See Polar Bears and Northern Lights

    The Best Place to See Polar Bears and Northern Lights

    The best place to see polar bears and Northern Lights would be in areas close to the Arctic Circle, such as Greenland, the Canadian Arctic and Spitsbergen.

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  • Why you should visit the Arctic in May

    Why you should visit the Arctic in May

    The warmer temperatures in May mean there are lots of Arctic wildlife to be seen in the Arctic.

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  • Escape the Crowds in the Arctic: Remote Spitsbergen

    Escape the Crowds in the Arctic: Remote Spitsbergen

    An Arctic voyage is the ideal way to escape the crowds. Arctic destinations such as Spitsbergen offer a break from hordes of tourists, a place where few travelers venture forth.

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  • Five Books About Women in Antarctica

    Five Books About Women in Antarctica

    Inspirational reading for polar travelers

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  • Antarctic curiosity: How do penguins get their names

    Antarctic curiosity: How do penguins get their names

    Penguins get their names in a variety of ways. Learn how Macaroni, Adélie, Chinstrap, Emperor and Magellanic penguins earned their names.

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  • Modern-day polar adventurers draw inspiration from generations of Antarctic explorers

    Modern-day polar adventurers draw inspiration from generations of Antarctic explorers

    Generations of polar adventurers have relied on the expertise and achievements of earlier explorers. Likewise, Quark Expeditions today draws on three decades of polar exploration to guide them.

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  • Chasing Shackleton: Chasing Polar Dreams

    Chasing Shackleton: Chasing Polar Dreams

    In 2013, explorer Tim Jarvis and crew recreated Shackleton’s 1916 journey from Elephant Island to South Georgia. A modern day epic!

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  • Top Reasons You’ll Love Traveling on Ocean Adventurer

    Top Reasons You’ll Love Traveling on Ocean Adventurer

    Find out what makes this ship so special that even the Expedition Team insist it’s their favourite polar ship.

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  • Top 5 Reasons to Fly Across the Drake Passage on your Antarctic Expedition

    Top 5 Reasons to Fly Across the Drake Passage on your Antarctic Expedition

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  • The Dream of Exploration

    The Dream of Exploration

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  • North Pole Dreaming: Journey to the Top of the World

    North Pole Dreaming: Journey to the Top of the World

    Standing at the North Pole is a dream only a handful of travelers fulfill. Quark Expeditions has been bringing world-travelers to the North Pole for nearly 30 years – longer than anybody else.

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  • Marine Superstitions, Time-Honoured Ship-Building Rituals and the Magic of the Steel-Cutting Ceremony

    Marine Superstitions, Time-Honoured Ship-Building Rituals and the Magic of the Steel-Cutting Ceremony

    Learn about marine superstitions that have stood the test of time, fascinating ship-building rituals and secrets of the steel-cutting ritual.

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  • Top 4 Reasons Antarctic Expeditions Make the Best Holiday Voyages

    Top 4 Reasons Antarctic Expeditions Make the Best Holiday Voyages

    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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