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Top 3 Arctic Expedition Destinations for Arctic Wildlife Lovers

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Arctic wildlife are a fascinating lot, thanks, in part, to how they’ve successfully adapted to one of the most challenging environments on earth. Traveling to Polar Regions in the Far North gives us a unique opportunity to see these hardy creatures in their natural environment.

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Extreme Greenland: 7 Ways the Big Island Changed Me

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Spectacular soaring cliffs, deep fjords, and icebergs carved by nature into frozen works of art are just a few of the elements that make Greenland as diverse as it is remote. An arctic expedition here can be wild and unexpected, but one thing is for certain: it will change you.

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Retreating into Greenland’s Fjords: One Woman’s Arctic Expedition Journey

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There are plenty of great reasons Greenland has become a top destination for travelers: it’s one of the most naturally and spectacularly beautiful places on the planet, with enough activities and landing sites to fulfill the needs and wants of every type of traveler.

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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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No Shortage of High Arctic Adventure at Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge

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A visit to Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge, Canada’s most northerly wilderness lodge at 311 miles (500 km) north of the Arctic Circle, is an arctic expedition unlike any other. From late June to mid-August, travelers can explore the area around the lodge on Somerset Island and experience for themselves the trip that fashion icon Jeanne Beker recently called “magical, and very personal.”

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Meet a Polar Bear Expert

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This week is #PolarBearWeek! Learn more about these majestic creatures of the North from our popular Meet a Polar Bear Expert blog article, originally published February 24, 2016. Help secure the future of this endangered species by taking the Polar Bear Week #Energy Challenge, to help save their sea ice habitats.

Each year on February 27th, polar animal lovers worldwide participate in events to draw attention to the challenges polar bears face in an Arctic increasingly affected by climate change. And Quark is proud to support the important conservation efforts of International Polar Bear Day organizers, Polar Bears International.


Polar bear on ice. Photo credit: Samantha Crimmin

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Meet the Polar Bear

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This week is #PolarBearWeek! Learn more about these majestic creatures of the North from our popular Meet The Polar Bear blog article, originally published July 15, 2015. Help secure the future of this endangered species by taking the Polar Bear Week #Energy Challenge, to help save their sea ice habitats.

Maybe you’ve been fortunate enough to view a polar bear in captivity, but believe us when we say there’s nothing like spotting one in its natural habitat!

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The Polar Bear Week Energy Challenge

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During late autumn in Canada, home to 60 percent of the world’s polar bear population, the annual migration of these majestic and massive creatures kicks off. Polar bears head to Churchill, Manitoba, in early November, preparing for the Hudson Bay freeze-up, which will give them access to an important food source: seals.

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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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