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Spotlight on the Northwest Passage

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The Northwest Passage has long been the “Holy Grail” of adventure travelers. Of course, there is a big difference between reading about the Northwest Passage and going head to head with this adventure.

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World Penguin Day: Fun Penguin Facts You Need To Know

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April 25 is World Penguin Day! 

This is one of two dates set aside on the Quark Expeditions calendar to celebrate penguins around the world – the other date is January 20, which is Penguin Awareness Day. 

To celebrate World Penguin Day, here are some fascinating facts you may not have known about on the most famous permanent residents you’ll encounter on your Antarctic expedition.

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Polar Deserts: Exploring the Most Arid Regions in the Arctic & Antarctica

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Polar deserts: on the surface, these two words don’t seem to quite fit together. However, deserts aren’t always blazing hot. In fact, there are over 5,000,000 square kilometers of polar desert on Earth. And they’re found in just two regions on Earth: the Arctic and Antarctica, and you may just come across one on your polar expedition.

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A day in the life: Spitsbergen, Arctic

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Ever wonder what it's like to be on an Arctic expedition? This video gives you an intimate snapshot of a day in the life of one of our Spitsbergen voyages.

Time spent in Spitsbergen is always unique from one day to the next. Epic, awesome and majestic, the Arctic region of Svalbard region is full of wildlife and amazing scenery just waiting for you. Come explore the Arctic and Antarctica with Quark Expeditions.

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It’s a new season at Arctic Watch – new features for 2015

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This summer, guests of Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge are in for a once in a lifetime experience in the High Canadian Arctic, and can enjoy the expertise and pioneering expedition spirit expected from your favorite polar travel company. As Quark’s first land-based expedition, this unique wilderness lodge couples the natural beauty and unique landscapes of Somerset Island with the polar knowledge and leadership offered by Quark Expeditions and Arctic Watch’s own renowned hosts and guides.

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How to Dress Onboard a Polar Expedition Ship

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The top question passengers have for our Polar Travel Advisers as they prepare for their polar expedition is this:

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Hunting for 90 degrees North at Barneo Ice Camp

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You could be forgiven for thinking that all the excitement of a trip to the North Pole ends when you get to Barneo Ice Camp.

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Meet Scientist in Residence Dr. Sandra Nogué

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Across the Arctic and Antarctica, researchers are working diligently to learn more about polar species, climates, geology and more, in an effort to better educate mankind about these unique areas. The more we know about Polar Regions and their delicate ecosystems, the better equipped we are to preserve and protect them for generations to come.

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The Top 10 Historical Sites in Greenland

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Mysterious, remote, untouched. But, unexplored?? While you may think of Greenland  as a fascinating wonderland awaiting to be discovered, you may be surprised to know just how many historical sites it boasts. Here’s a list of what to look forward to, from a historical perspective, on your Greenland expedition, and areas to explore.

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Cool Camping: Barneo Ice Camp

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Here’s an adventure that will truly leave you feeling on top of the world! 

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