Dressing for the Polar Vortex 101

When it comes to gearing up for cold weather, look no further than Quark’s Merchandise team for all the tips and tricks you’ll need to stay warm.  Layering is essential. Synthetic fibres work well as a base layer, but natural fibers such as merino wool work even better. There are various weights to merino wool base layers, but for walking your dog, or trudging through the snow to your next destination, we [...]

It’s Getting Hot Up Here: Arctic Circle Destinations On Holiday Hotspots Lists

Written by Quark’s extraordinary president, Hans Lagerweij. Even as frigid temperatures grip typically mild areas this winter, travelers are gearing up for Arctic expeditions this summer. In fact, 2014 is shaping up to be a banner year for travel in and around the Arctic Circle, as travelers and mainstream media alike are eager to explore and share their adventures at the top of the world. Recent “top destinations” lists from [...]