Expeditions

As the old saying goes, strike while the iron is hot, and that is exactly what Aurora Expeditions plans to do. We join MD Robert Halfpenny to discover how… A lot has changed in the 25 years since Robert...
A painfully obvious ship assumption The generalization that larger ships impact the environment more than smaller ships seems like such a no-brainer that if someone said it to you, you’d be easily forgiven for thinking you were being tricked. Well,...
Inca Trail in South America If you want to get to Machu Picchu you’ll not only need to trek for four days, you’ll need a permit. These are restricted to 500 per day for trekkers plus accompanying guides and...
How the Happywhale network supports oceanic health According to Happywhale, conserving the oceans starts with the whales. Happywhale is an international conservation program composed of whale enthusiasts, researchers, and tour companies that contribute whale fluke photos in order to further...
Peter Ellegard joins One Ocean Expeditions on board RCGS Resolute for a golfing cruise around Scotland and Ireland that takes in so...
Best islands of Antarctica and the sub-Antarctic Whether it’s Greenland in the Arctic or Snow Hill Island in Antarctica, the bulk of our polar expeditions take place around, between, and upon islands. In fact, island beaches by far make up...
SEATTLE, Oct. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Quark Expeditions®, the world leader in polar adventures, has won four 2019 Magellan Awards, Travel Weekly has announced. The Magellan...
Talking shop with expedition leader Ali Liddle Being a great expedition leader isn’t just about making plans, giving briefings, and enduring the occasional sleepless night spent praying for polar bears. It’s also about being a skilled presenter and friendly host,...
He was gnawing on a seal, stripping the skin off the carcass and gorging on the fat, leaving a bloody trail across the ice floe as he paced about with his kill. This well-fed, young polar bear graciously...

Taking the Polar Plunge

Polar plunge, a bucket list burrrrr There are some human activities that for many people simply defy understanding: We juggle chainsaws, we breathe fire, we fling ourselves out of perfectly good airplanes. And some of us do the polar plunge. In...