Rachel joined Quark in November of 2011, and comes from a background in luxury travel and many years spent peddling culture – specifically, classical theatre. Rachel’s passion for travel started in childhood on her frequent family trips. Since then, she’s had transforming adventure travel experiences in more than 25 countries, from biking New Zealand’s south island to camping in Antarctica.
Outside of work, Rachel spends time planning her next adventure, pumping up her bike tires and flexing her creative muscles in her kitchen or in design class.
Advice to Polar travelers:
Antarctica the most pristine environment anywhere. Put down your camera and sit on a rock, and just observe.
What was the most memorable part of the Quark trip?
My first trip to Antarctica – and my first time on a sea voyage – was on our Antarctic Explorer trip in February of 2012. A short, but immersive experience in penguin culture! I have two favourite memories of the trip: Zodiac cruising on icy blue waters on an intensely sunny day, and watching what appeared to be a perfectly choreographed Antarctic scene play out: penguins porpoising, seals sunning and in the distance, thunder and then the drama of an ice sheet calving.