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The Northwest Passage: Three Weeks in the High Arctic

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This is a guest blog post by Daven Hafey, one of Quark's onboard experts. This article has previously ran on October 13, 2016 in the Juneau Empire.

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Spotlight on Baffin Island: A Largely Untouched Arctic Adventure Destination

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When you think of Arctic tourism hot spots, Greenland, Iceland and the North Pole might all come to mind. These iconic Arctic destinations are popular with polar adventurers, each for its own good reasons.

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Arctic Express: Greenland & Back in 10 Days

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A polar bear lumbers across the pack ice, pausing occasionally to sniff the air. Its sensitive nose seeks prey. You shift your viewfinder to the right … on the tundra above, muskoxen and reindeer graze. Pulling the camera from your eyes, you see humpback and beluga whales cruising the food-rich waters while a group of walrus are hauled out far enough down the beach that the roving bear hasn’t yet caught on.

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4 Reasons Baffin Island is the Ultimate Arctic Adventure Destination

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Home to the Inuit for thousands of years, Baffin Island is only now being discovered by the rest of the world as a prime arctic adventure destination. Sheer cliffs jutting from the water, challenging terrain, plus hidden and protected inlets are all part of the call for intrepid travelers to visit the Arctic – Baffin Island, in particular.

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Arctic Expedition Prizewinners Share Tales of Epic Icebreaker Experience

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Martyn and Di Bevan of Northamptonshire, England, couldn’t believe it when they got the call: they were the winners of an 18-day arctic expedition with Quark Expeditions®, on board the authentic Soviet icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov. They’d entered the contest sometime earlier, after reading about the “£1-million holiday giveaway” in the Telegraph newspaper, recalls Martyn.

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5 Ways Antarctic & Arctic Expedition Travel is Good for the Soul

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One of the great benefits of traveling is the good it does your soul, since we’re rarely as present as when we travel. Taking a break from your everyday routine (which is often dominated by what has happened or what may happen next) forces you to slow down and take pause. When we’re feeling stressed out and exhausted, it’s our soul that needs a rest. What does that actually mean? Everything about us that’s not physical.

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Traveling with Kids: Antarctic Cruise Q&A

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Earlier this year, Hans Lagerweij and wife Isabelle took their young son, Kevin, and daughter, Aimee, on an Antarctic cruise with Quark Expeditions®. A former president of Quark, Hans is now the Portfolio Managing Director Adventure, TUI Group.

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Why Polar Expeditions Make the Best Family Adventure Vacations

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Ahh, family vacation. Can’t you just hear the little munchkins playing together nicely, remembering their manners and giving their work-weary parents ample time to unwind and enjoy each other’s company?

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How Polar Travel Makes You a Better Person

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At last count, our collective quest for self-improvement had exploded into an industry that rakes in over US$11 billion each year in the United States alone. In our quest to learn more, do more, see more – to be more – many of us are left feeling more exhausted than ever before, all in the name of becoming a better person.

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5 Health Benefits of the Adventure Travel Lifestyle

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Vacationing can have a profound effect on your physical and mental health and well-being – it’s why we look forward to that time away! There are different types of vacations, though, and the adventure vacation lifestyle is growing in popularity for all the benefits it brings.

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