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Spotlight on Deception Island: Ghosts of Adventurers Past

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Just off the northwest Antarctic Peninsula in the South Shetland Islands lies Deception Island, once a bustling sealing and whaling station. One of the safest harbours in Antarctica, it's been a place of science and military interests from Britain, Chile, and Argentina, but was deserted when volcanic activity destroyed British Base B in 1969.

Today, Deception Island is a popular Antarctic tourism destination and a scientific outpost for summer research teams from Spain and Argentina. With a history rich in destruction and conflict, the horseshoe-shaped land mass can leave visitors with more than a touch of nostalgia and even the uneasy feeling that the island is true to its name – that everything here is not as it seems.

 

Deception Island Just Might Be a Paranormal Hotspot

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Antarctic Fashion: This Season's Trends and Must-Have Clothing

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At first glance, the term Antarctic fashion may seem like an oxymoron. Aren't visitors to the seventh continent too busy trying to keep warm to care about how trendy their clothes are?

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Dining in Antarctica with Quark Expeditions

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Dining aboard Quark Expeditions' ships is always a gastronomic adventure; even the foodies among us marvel at the fare available in such remote locations.

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Confessions of a Polar Expedition Leader

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Have you ever wondered what life is like aboard a Quark Expeditions ship and during polar excursions, beyond what you see and read online and in the travel brochures?

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10 Antarctica Must-Haves – Don't Leave Home Without Them

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 Visiting Antarctica is often described as a surreal, life-changing experience – one that might leave you feeling you've stepped off this planet and onto another one. Even as you're having this other-worldly experience, it's good to have a few of the comforts of this world along.

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Antarctic Colossal Squid Fascinates in Museum and Online

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See Antarctica at its Most Pristine and Untouched

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Low-Light Photography Tips for Epic Northern Lights & Starscape Pics in Polar Regions

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Photo courtesy of Dr. Sam Crimmin, Quark Expeditions Doctor

Imagine vast expanses of sky, free from air and light pollution, with even low magnitude stars are visible to the naked eye and a dizzying array of lights dance overhead. The polar regions are home to some of the most fantastic and original photography opportunities on the planet. However, conditions can make these areas among the most challenging for photographers, as well.

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Polar-Passionate 'Citizen Scientists' Invited to Participate in Antarctic Penguin Watch Project

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This coming December and January, Quark Expeditions passengers on select Antarctic voyages will have a unique opportunity to witness polar preservation research in action. Dr. Tom Hart, Junior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, will join Quark Expeditions on the Antarctic Explorer and Scotia Arc trips to continue his research for the Penguin Lifelines project.

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5 Spectacular South Atlantic & Antarctic Bucket List Beaches

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Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands aren't widely known as beach destinations. Yet for the adventurous traveler yearning for something a little different, these not-so-hot spots could be just the ticket! Here are five chilly beaches that need to be added to your bucket list:

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