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Top 10 Gear and Accessories for Polar Travel

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Don’t Leave Home without Them

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Polar Travel Insurance with Quark Expeditions

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Insurance is a rare thing – you buy it and hope you never need to use it.

But there’s so much more to insurance than many people realize. And Quark Polar Travel Adviser Raakhe Kapila suggests that looking at it in a different way will help travelers see its true value.

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How To Pack For The Polar Regions

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What to Pack

Consider the Weather
You will be traveling to the coastal regions of Antarctica during the southern summer, when conditions are mild, and changeable. Enjoyable sunny days can swiftly change to cold, windy storms with snow flurries and rolling seas.

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Getting to the Arctic: Travel Tips for In & Around Arctic Gateway Cities

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Getting to the Arctic with Quark Expeditions® involves travel through a major gateway, such as Helsinki, Finland, or Toronto, Canada. Our embarkation and stopover cities are destinations in themselves; use these tips to get the most out of your time in your travel gateway city.

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Guest Post: Antarctica: Tips from a Quark Passenger by Kellie Netherwood

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This guest post is from Kellie Netherwood, who travelled on the Ocean Diamond from 26 December 2012 to 14 January 2013 on the Explorers & Kings Expedition, visiting the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica. Kellie shares her travel and photography experiences to inspire others to create their own at Destination Unknown . Her website features a section dedicated to her recent Antarctica travels and she shares some of her experiences with us here, including helpful tips for first time Quark passengers.

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24 Hours in Ushuaia

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Editor's Note: If you are planning a visit to Antarctica, you'll find yourself making your way to Ushuaia, Argentina, commonly referred to as the "southernmost city in the world". This is the city where many of Quark's Antarctic voyages depart from. We asked Angela Buchberger, our Merchandise Manager to tell us a little about "Fin del Mundo" (the "End of the world"), and she offered up some fantastic travel tips.

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