I am a passionate traveler, always looking for the off-the-beaten-path experience. Having been with Quark Expeditions for over 8 years, I have been privileged to have been aboard a nuclear ship, 50 Years of Victory, to reach the North Pole; camped at the Russian base Barneo, at the North Pole; taken an expedition around Spitsbergen’s archipelago; kayaked in Greenland and Baffin Island; explored the Antarctic Peninsula; and for a second time crossed below the Antarctic Circle, along the Antarctic Peninsula.
What is one of your favorite memories of the polar regions?
My favorite memory was being part of the 2015 expedition to the Russian Barneo Ice Camp. The experience of landing on the temporary runway at 89° North and stepping off an Antonov AN-74 plane just a few miles from the North Pole – at the top of the world – is incomparable.
What advice would you give someone traveling to the polar regions?
Pack light and pack smart.
What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned from traveling?
Drop the camera and let the environment you are standing in humble you.