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Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves: Evelyn Hannon

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Join us as we revisit some of our most memorable blog posts and celebrate women who have carved out their own journey around the world, in the Polar Regions.

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Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves: Louise Boyd

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Join us as we revisit some of our most memorable blog posts and celebrate women who have carved out their own journey around the world, including the Polar Regions.

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When to Visit Antarctica: A Traveler’s Guide to the 7th Continent

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We often hear of Antarctic cruises being referred to as once in a lifetime trips. It’s a bucket list destination: an experience you have to have at some point in your life.

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A Year on South Georgia: Sam Crimmin, Quark Expeditions Doctor

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Note: This passenger-favorite guest post -- recounting the first-hand observations and experiences on living in Antarctica, through each of its varied seasons -- was written by one of our very own onboard doctors, Sam Crimmin.  

“If you were to take a giant caring knife, slice along beneath the highest mountain ridges of Switzerland, just where the huge glaciers tumble into the valley below, and then drop

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Top 5 Antarctic Historic Sites

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Even in Antarctica, one of the least explored places on earth, you’ll find evidence of centuries of human activity. The Antarctic cold preserves everything: abandoned whaling stations, scientific outposts and explorers’ camps appear exactly as they were left.

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Top Bird-Watching Expeditions in the Polar Regions

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The Polar Regions have long fascinated travelers with a wide range of interests, such as adventure sports, exploration, rare polar animals and geography. Among those diverse groups, perhaps none are quite as passionate as bird-watchers!

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Learning from the Experts in 360° Virtual Reality

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When you travel to Antarctica with Quark Expeditions, you’ll do a lot more than look at scenery. Zodiac rides, kayaking, shore visits, wildlife, historic sites, fine dining and friendship are among the highlights. But, did you know that education plays an important role in every Quark expedition?

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Antarctic Kayaking - An Adventure Travel Experience Like No Other

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Icebergs jut from the surface of crystal clear waters, still as glass, mere meters away as you drift. Above, the clear sky stretches its icy blue fingers to the horizon, jagged with the rocky outcropping of mountains rising thousands of meters in the air, a continuation of the South American Andes.

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Roald Amundsen’s Legendary South Pole Expedition

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The late 19th and early 20th centuries were exceptionally exciting times for polar explorers, who were well aware of the dangers of their travels, particularly since Sir John Franklin’s fleet and crew had disappeared without a trace in search of the fabled Northwest Passage.

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Top 10 Most Famous and Intriguing Polar Explorers

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The names and achievements of famous explorers of the Polar Regions are well known, and the history of polar exploration is filled with stories of courage and endurance, as well as triumph and tragedy. From Sir Ernest Shackleton, whose bravery and devotion to his men was exemplary, to the century-long mystery of the ill-fated Franklin expedition, polar explorers continue to intrigue.

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