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Talking polar travel (and more) with Hans Lagerweij

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In this special guest blog post, former Quark Expeditions President and CEO, Hans Lagerweij, shares some insights with us on his new role, and on what to expect on his upcoming Antarctic Express: Fly South, Cruise the Peninsula, South Georgia and the Falklands fly-cruise. 

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Penguins and ice – the South Sandwich Islands do not disappoint

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Dr. Tom Hart runs the Penguin Lifelines project at Oxford University and the Zoological Society of London, through which he monitors Antarctic wildlife using camera trapping, volunteer photos and population genetics. Tom’s PhD at Imperial College and the British Antarctic Survey investigated penguin foraging behavior around South Georgia.

Tom is just coming off of the Sea Spirit where he was our special guest lecturer, and conducting research for Penguin Lifelines. 

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Letters From Antarctica-Diary from a Polar Expedition-part 4

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The conclusion to our "Letters from Antarctica" series. Quark expedition team member Simon Bottomley shares his daily diary reflections from the Ocean Diamond. Read to discover what day-to-day adventures you can expect from your Antarctic vacation.  
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.

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Meet Quark Expeditions Polar Travel Adviser Naomi Box

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Planning and prepping for a polar expedition can be exciting and challenging – it's a GREAT BIG DEAL!

We get it. That's why Quark Expeditions offers the services of our highly knowledgeable and experienced Polar Travel Advisers (PTAs). Whether you're just looking for information, or have already booked and are planning for your upcoming polar adventure, our PTAs are packed with resources, tips and guidance to help you make the absolute most out of your arctic or Antarctic holiday.

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Letters From Antarctica-Diary from a Polar Expedition-part 3

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Our "Letters from Antarctica" series continues with part 3! Read to discover what day-to-day adventures you can expect from your Antarctic vacation.  
Part 1, Part 2

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Letters From Antarctica-Diary from a Polar Expedition-part 2

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Ever wonder what it’s like to join an Antarctic Expedition? In part 2 of our "Letters from Antarctica" series, Quark expedition team member Simon Bottomley shares his daily diary reflections from the Dec 19, 2014 sailing of the Ocean Diamond. Read to discover what day-to-day adventures you can expect from your Antarctic vacation.  
Part 1 starts here.

 

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Letters From Antarctica – Diary from a Polar Expedition part 1

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Ever wonder what it’s like to join an Antarctic Expedition? In this 4 part series, Quark expedition team member Simon Bottomley shares his daily diary reflections from the Dec 19, 2014 sailing of the Ocean Diamond. Read to discover what day-to-day adventures you can expect from your Antarctic vacation.  

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Track Santa's Journey Over the Polar Regions & Around the World

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It's almost time for jolly old St. Nick to make his trek around the world, bringing joy and gifts to good little girls and boys. Will Santa stop at your house this year – maybe bring you a special polar treat from the Quark Expeditions Gear Shop?

Each year, technology companies give us the gift of their Santa Trackers, the most notable of which come from Google and Microsoft.

If you're hoping to track the big guy as he leads his reindeer around the world, check out these two Santa Trackers – they're as much fun for adults as they are for Santa-obsessed wee ones! 

 

Microsoft & NORAD Santa Tracker

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Fine Canadian Dining with European Flair at Arctic Watch

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When you think of the meals you might enjoy on your arctic expedition, what comes to mind?

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Polar Wildlife Photography Tips from an Arctic Expert

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Nansen Weber has had access to the Arctic as his photography playground his entire life. Spending most summers in his youth exploring Baffin Island with his family and Inuit friends, he grew up with the spectacle of the Canadian Arctic as his muse.

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