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Kayaking in the Galapagos

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The Galapagos Islands, located off the west coast of South America, are home to hundreds of species of animal, amphibian and reptile found nowhere else in the world. A double World Heritage site, both the land and sea are protected.

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Arctic Community: The Cultures and Peoples of the Far North

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 For centuries, nature has defined life in the Arctic. Visiting the museums, exhibitions and art galleries as part of your arctic holiday you’ll find that art, culture and nature are all very closely linked.

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Ocean Endeavour Update - Feb 28th

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An update from the Expedition Team on Ocean Endeavour, on our Antarctic Explorer voyage. 

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Top 10 Places to Snorkel in the Galapagos Islands

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Located at the confluence of three ocean currents, the Galapagos Islands are a treasure trove of unique terrestrial and marine species. Located 621 miles (1,000 km) from South America, the 19 volcanic islands of the Galapagos are surrounded by a marine preserve teeming with many species unique to the region. Take a look at the best snorkeling in the Galapagos Islands:

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The World's Longest Honeymooners Reach their Seventh Continent, with Quark!

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Mike and Anne Howard left on their honeymoon in 2012 and have been exploring the world ever since. Using Anne’s background as a national magazine editor and Mike’s as a marketing executive and photographer, they created HoneyTrek.com to chronicle their journey across 38 countries and what has become “The World's Longest Honeymoon.”

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Meet a Polar Bear Expert

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Each year on February 27th, polar animal lovers worldwide participate in events to draw attention to the challenges polar bears face in an Arctic increasingly affected by climate change. And Quark is proud to support the important conservation efforts of International Polar Bear Day organizers, Polar Bears International .

 
Polar bear on ice. Photo credit: Samantha Crimmin

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Spitsbergen – Home of the Polar Bear

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In the Arctic Ocean, midway between Norway and the North Pole, lies the Svalbard archipelago, a collection of four large islands and hundreds of smaller ones. Seven national parks and 23 nature reserves cover most of the archipelago, a breeding ground for many seabirds. The area is teeming with wildlife including reindeer, arctic fox and marine mammals including seals and whales.

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Cuverville Island

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An update from the Expedition Team on Ocean Endeavour, on our Antarctic Explorer voyage. 

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Romance in the Galapagos

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While Valentine’s Day here at home is best known for candlelit dinners and skyrocketing chocolate sales, embarking on a Galapagos cruise around this time provides an opportunity to experience many unique species in their most active breeding season.

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Greenland’s Ilulissat Icefjord UNESCO Site

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The Ilulissat Icefjord has been a part of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage List since 2004. Exploration of the Icefjord guarantees breathtaking views of the glaciers and ice caps surrounding the sea, and exciting hiking trails throughout its lakes, meadows, and mountains. However, it’s easy to get wrapped up in its beauty and intrigue while overlooking its significance as a site of outstanding natural value.

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