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Help Clean Up Svalbard on Your Arctic Adventures

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Environmental sustainability is a universal concern not only for Quark Expeditions®  staff and crew, but for our passengers, as well. Exploring the pristine Polar Regions calls for the utmost respect, so we can preserve them for generations to come.

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Chris Hadfield’s Generator Show Goes to the Arctic

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Quark Expeditions® recently announced that Canadian astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield will be joining our Arctic Icebreaker Expedition: Best of the Canadian High Arctic in late August / early September . In what he calls a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity, Hadfield will bring his science and technology variety show, Chris Hadfield’s Generator, on board the legendary Russian icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov.

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Tips for Amazing Galápagos Photography

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It’s a visual feast: Everywhere you look, shimmering beaches with sand in hues of white, black, red, gold, green and even purple seem to stretch endlessly into the sea. On some, thousands of sea lions bask in the equatorial sun; on others, green sea turtles lumber back and forth to and from the water. Black volcanic rock forms challenging inclines for dedicated hikers, while the crystalline turquoise waters beckon snorkelers to explore.

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Meet the Narwhal: A Near-Threatened Arctic Animal

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Spotting a narwhal on an arctic expedition may be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, given that only 75,000 of these legendary creatures still roam the arctic waters around Greenland, Canada and Russia.

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What The Nature Conservancy & Quark Expeditions Partnership Means for Polar Travelers

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We were ecstatic to recently announce that Quark Expeditions®, along with International Expeditions and Zegrahm Expeditions, has partnered with global conservation organization The Nature Conservancy. As stewards of the Polar Regions, we are deeply committed to environmental sustainability and protecting the pristine areas we visit.

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Celebrate World Penguin Day 2016

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It’s one of our favorite occasions: each year, penguin lovers from around the globe celebrate World Penguin Day on April 25th! It’s a fantastic opportunity to learn more about penguin facts, how to protect their fragile environments, and the unique characteristics of the various penguin species in Antarctica, the sub-Antarctic regions, and the Galapagos Islands.

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Top 5 Things to Bring on a Galapagos Islands Vacation

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Whatever you have planned for your Galapagos Islands holiday, one thing our passengers have learned is to be prepared for anything! In this geographically stunning and biologically diverse Pacific Ocean archipelago, you might find yourself hiking among the remnants of Chilean and Norwegian whaling stations one day and snorkeling alongside pilot whales, orcas, dolphins, marine iguanas and majestic green sea turtles the next.

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5 Truths about Adventure Cruising

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New technologies and innovations are giving intrepid travelers exciting new ways to take holidays. On our 17-day Intimate Falklands: Bespoke Expedition, for example, travelers explore the biodiversity of East and West Falkland from both land and sea, traveling on the 12-passenger small exploration boat Hans Hansson to places large cruise ships simply aren’t able to reach.

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Recommended Reading for Galapagos Islands

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Galapagos travel can be a life changing experience, almost overwhelming in its intensity. It’s a kind of sensory overload; the spectacular island vistas, never-before-heard calls of diverse and inquisitive wildlife as they draw near, and the blissful scents of rare fauna and fresh seawater all competing for your attention.

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Inuit Throat Singing - A Mesmerizing Experience

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Two young women in flowing traditional Inuit amautis -- one white, one purple -- clasp one another’s arms and stand face to face, rocking and swaying in front of a mesmerized audience, their fearsome growls and raspy cries melding together in oddly hypnotic song.

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