Raakhe Kapila

Polar Travel Adviser

I was born and raised in Canada, with an upbringing in Indian culture, where the Polar Regions or being outdoorsy didn’t quite exist. I did a 3-year Hospitality and Tourism program, which started my career in the world of cruising, retail and now expedition travel. I moved to India to add on international experience, and worked in Bangalore for 5 years before returning home. August 2017 will mark my 5-year anniversary with Quark Expeditions, which changed the way I looked at travel. I am proud to be one of the very few people in my circle of family and friends to do the trips I have done and plan on doing. My highlight would be seeing an iceberg the first time and experiencing the feeling of my heart smiling without the shackles of an explanation, thereby being in a world where “I am happy” is a statement!

What is one of your favorite memories of the polar regions?

Icebergs and landscapes definitely pull the strings of my heart. I have been to Antarctica, Greenland, Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge and the Northeast Passage, all of which offered a magnificently spectacular display of nature’s art gallery.

What advice would you give someone traveling to the polar regions?

Make sure your experience of the Polar Regions is through your senses and not just the lens of your camera.

What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned from traveling?

Be open and allow nature to take you on a journey of a lifetime!

Get in on the adventure.

Subscribe today for all the latest news on the polar regions including stories, inspiration and exclusive deals!

We respect your privacy. You may unsubscribe from our communications at any time. Please refer to our Privacy Policy for full detail.