Author archives: Corina Hitchcock

Camping in Antarctica

Camping with the incredible scenery of Antarctica as backdrop – one for everyone’s bucket list!  Stay cozy in camping equipment specially designed for cold temperatures, the soundtrack of seals and penguins lulling you to sleep (or perhaps keeping you awake!). Interested in this experience of a life time? Contact one of our polar travel advisers for more details!    Photo by Phil Wickens, Nov 2012.

Welcome to the North Pole!

A polar bear appears to wave lazily at passing Quark Expeditions passengers: “Welcome to the North Pole!” Photo from the passenger slideshow, “Voyage to the North Pole” 24 June to 6 July 2011. Be one of only 250 people to stand at the top of the world in 2013! Join us on Russian icebreaker 50 Years of Victory as we head to 90 degrees north. Got an ice photo of your own [...]

Future Sled Dog

A future sled dog ready for training, captured by a Quark passenger on one of our Greenland voyages!   Crazy for Greenland? Quark Expeditions offers a variety of Greenland voyages which you can read about right here! Don’t forget to follow our Quark Loves Greenland board on Pinterest, and enter for a chance to win a Greenland voyage for two in our Quark Loves Greenland contest!

What Photography Gear you should bring to Antarctica?

By Dave Bouskill , photographer and the male half of the travel couple The Planet D. So you have made the leap. Congratulations, you have bought your ticket to Antarctica. Now the hard part starts. What camera gear are you going to bring to capture this beautiful landscape and its wildlife? I faced the same question before my own trip with Quark Expeditions. After endless days of research, talking to [...]

Iceberg facts

A few interesting facts about icebergs today, courtesy of the National Snow & Ice Data Center! What exactly is an Iceberg? Icebergs are pieces of ice that formed on land and float in an ocean or lake.  Icebergs come in all shapes and sizes, from ice-cube-sized chunks to ice islands the size of a small country.  The term “iceberg” refers to chunks of ice larger than 5 meters (16 feet) [...]

 
 
 

Director of ‘Chasing Ice,’ Special Guest Aboard Quark Expeditions voyage

Passionate about the polar regions? You aren’t going to want to miss this  voyage!  Quark Expeditions is thrilled to announce that Jeff Orlowski, director of the Oscar-nominated climate change documentary, Chasing Ice, will join our 22-day Antarctic expedition featuring the first-ever Floating Polar Film Festival. Wanderlust magazine has named this expedition one of its ‘”50 Best Trips for 2013.” Orlowski’s Chasing Ice, chronicles environmental photographer James Balog’s, attempts to capture the [...]

Sharing your travel experience with friends and family

You make sure to pack your best camera and a bunch of additional memory cards. You take hundreds, maybe even thousands of incredible photos – perfect icebergs, chubby little penguins, the fluke of a humpback whale disappearing into the water. You arrive back home, maybe you post an album on facebook, maybe you have friends over for drinks and some photo-sharing…and then what? What is the best way to really convey [...]

Icebergs in the Arctic

Today’s Ice Photo comes from our Three Arctic Islands voyage in September of 2012. Incredible arctic scenery framed Iceby some perfect ice! Photo from the Quark Expeditions passenger slideshow, by “Bob”.   Got an ice photo of your own to share? Post it to twitter and tag with #IcePhoto! Follow Quark Expeditions on twitter @quarkexpedition where we share photos and videos and chat about all things polar!