Don’t Leave Home without Them
Exploring the Polar Regions will take you to some of the most extreme, remote and incredible places on the planet. The sheer wonder of waking up to the distinct crack of a calving iceberg, or greeting a friendly penguin outside your tent, or spotting a polar bear across an expanse of flowering tundra – these are the experiences that change travelers for life.
Polar researchers and scientists with all types of specialities work across the Arctic and Antarctic regions to learn more about these unique areas and their delicate ecosystems. Finding the funding to travel to the most remote places on earth is an ongoing challenge, though; often, individuals and institutions alike simply can't afford it.
April 25 is World Penguin Day!
This is one of two dates set aside on the Quark Expeditions calendar to celebrate penguins around the world – the other date is January 20, which is Penguin Awareness Day.
To celebrate World Penguin Day, here are some fascinating facts you may not have known about on the most famous permanent residents you’ll encounter on your Antarctic expedition.
Polar deserts: on the surface, these two words don’t seem to quite fit together. However, deserts aren’t always blazing hot. In fact, there are over 5,000,000 square kilometers of polar desert on Earth. And they’re found in just two regions on Earth: the Arctic and Antarctica, and you may just come across one on your polar expedition.
Across the Arctic and Antarctica, researchers are working diligently to learn more about polar species, climates, geology and more, in an effort to better educate mankind about these unique areas. The more we know about Polar Regions and their delicate ecosystems, the better equipped we are to preserve and protect them for generations to come.
An adventure with Quark Expeditions is quite unlike most other vacations. Let’s face it, there are a lot of unknowns in polar travel, even if you’ve done it before.