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Iconic & Incredibly Memorable: Four Antarctic Moments

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In Part 1 of our interview with travelers John and Karen Morrison, they talked about making the decision to embark on an Antarctic adventure, and their preparations for the trip.

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Our Antarctic Journey: A Canadian Couple’s Trek to the 7th Continent

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Canadians have a bit of an advantage when preparing for an Antarctic journey, given that an active lifestyle during the typical Canadian winter requires much of the same gear you’ll want to bring to the 7th continent. Soft, breathable merino wool base layers and waterproof outers are a must, while fleece layers add comfort and warmth. Canadians are so prepared for this! So are their brethren from the northern United States, northern Europe and other cold-weather regions.

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Facing down Fear: One Woman’s Journey to Antarctica and why she Doubled Down

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Photographer Cynthia Phillip recently shared a personal account of her first trip to Antarctica with us. That initial expedition was such a rewarding and transformational experience, she booked a second, longer expedition to the Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica

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Photo Fun: How to Take Polar Jumping Selfies

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Imagine this: you are on the polar expedition of a lifetime. Forget about your location for a second. Instead, answer this: how will you capture these memories?

Go back in time 15 or 20 years and your best option was a digital or standard SLR camera. Today, thanks to advanced smartphone cameras, you have more options than ever before

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Meet Antarctic Wildlife in 360° VR

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This post was previously published in July 2016

Exploring the 7th continent is best accomplished in person, of course; but polar-passionate people the world over can now explore vicariously through Quark Expeditions’ 360° Virtual Reality Antarctic Experience, a series of stunning 360° VR videos shot in Antarctica. Rotate your mobile device or mouse around on a laptop to explore the sights and sounds of an authentic Antarctic landing.

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What Photography Gear Should You Bring to Antarctica?

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This popular guest post  by Dave Bouskill, photographer and half of the travel couple The Planet D was first published in 2013. 

Congratulations! You’ve bought your ticket to Antarctica! So you’ve made the leap, and now the hard part starts. What camera gear are you going to bring to capture these beautiful landscapes and wildlife?

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5 Incredible Experiences I Had En Route to my Antarctic Fly/Cruise Adventure

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Guest post by Paul Schuster

As a Polar Travel Adviser, I was incredibly excited to be amongst the first to experience a Fly/Cruise Antarctic expedition. It was something entirely new to me, even though I’d been on a traditional polar cruise with Quark Expeditions®.

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How Our Antarctic Fly-Cruise Made Way for Epic South American Adventure

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Guest post by Corina Hitchcock, digital marketing specialist at Exhibition Place

When I was an employee at Quark Expeditions®, I was privileged to be one of the first passengers to experience the Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake expedition when it launched. My husband, Jeff, and I were intrigued by this opportunity to shave 4 days off the time we would otherwise have spent at sea, crossing the Drake Passage.

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5 Completely Irrational Fears I Conquered to Book My Antarctic Adventure

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Guest post by Richard Thomas

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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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