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Take a Hike – Greenland’s Scenic Beauty & Challenging Terrain

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Each year on November 17, hikers the world over celebrate Take a Hike Day. Established by the American Hiking Society, the day serves as a friendly reminder to families to take the time to occasionally get away from it all and explore the amazing natural beauty around us.

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Stand-Up Paddleboard Tips for Adventurous Antarctic Visitors

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Eyes fixed dead ahead, you see an iceberg looming large, glistening blue in the bright sun, looking as though it was hand-carved and set right in your way. No matter – a few strokes on your left and you’re on course to track around it, now heading toward a snow-covered beach. A lone leopard seal turns his head to give you a once-over. You hold your breath.

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5 Spooky Antarctic Research Stations & Abandoned Military Bases

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When first setting foot on the vast continent of Antarctica, you might believe for a moment that you’ve landed on another planet. Looking out over pristine ice cover and massive glaciers contrasted with the stark gray of snow-peaked mountains, you may even feel like you’re having an entirely other-worldly experience.

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5 Reasons Greenland Should Be Your Next Arctic Expedition Destination

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A good 80 percent of Greenland is covered with ice, but don’t let that fool you – this is a country overflowing with natural wonders and adventure! Having constantly been settled for more than 5,000 years, Greenland also offers visitors a fascinating history and culture to explore.

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Top Breathtaking Baffin Island Landing Sites

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Baffin Island, the fifth largest island in the world, is still one of the wildest and most pristine places in the Canadian High Arctic. Home to a single large town – the provincial capital of Iqaluit – and a handful of small communities, Baffin Island spans over 195,000 square miles (507,451 sq km) of arctic tundra, glacial lakes and rivers, and towering mountains.

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5 Reasons an Arctic Expedition Is Totally Worth Your Vacation Time

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One of the huge perks of full-time employment is paid vacation time, but increasingly Americans have not been taking time off. The reasons vary, but a recent survey commissioned by the U.S. Travel Association listed the belief that nobody else can do the job and a fear of returning to a mountain of work as some of the main reasons people are avoiding taking vacations.

How significant is that avoidance? The amount of unused holiday time in the United States hit an all-time high in 2014, when Americans left 169 million paid vacation days on the table. That’s US$52.4 billion in lost benefits!

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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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Cruise Last Minute to Antarctica for Huge Value & Adventure

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It’s probably not the first destination that comes to mind when you think of last-minute vacations. In years past, Antarctic expeditions required a large investment of time and money, often taking travelers off the grid for weeks or even months on end.

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