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Uncommon Truths About the Arctic and Arctic Travel

Uncommon Truths About the Arctic and Arctic Travel

The literal translation of the “Arctic” is “near the bear”, which may draw up images of polar bears and other Arctic-dwelling creatures. However, the name was actually given to the Arctic in refer

Where to go to see Arctic Wildlife, Landscapes and Culture

Where to go to see Arctic Wildlife, Landscapes and Culture

Ruth Wise describes the Arctic as follows:

Arctic Travel - Iceland and Geothermal Wonders

Arctic Travel - Iceland and Geothermal Wonders

When you choose an Arctic voyage that includes Iceland plan to spend several days touring the island country when the voyage concludes.

Arctic - Iceland's Birds Escorting Us Home - Expedition part 9

Arctic - Iceland's Birds Escorting Us Home - Expedition part 9

As we bid good-bye to Scoresbysund our environment for the past five days we also said goodbye to the sun.

Exploring Modern Arctic Life - Expedition part 8

Exploring Modern Arctic Life - Expedition part 8

Expedition – Arctic voyage September 14, 2011

Arctic Ice and Ancient Culture - Expedition part 7

Arctic Ice and Ancient Culture - Expedition part 7

Expedition - September 13, 2011 - East Greenland Arctic Adventure continues

Arctic Fast Ice Under the Mid- Autumn Moon - Expedition part 6

Arctic Fast Ice Under the Mid- Autumn Moon - Expedition part 6

September 12, 2011

Hidden Treasures in the Arctic - Expedition part 5

Hidden Treasures in the Arctic - Expedition part 5

September 11, 2011 – Sydkap Peninsula, Scoresbysund East Greenland

Arctic Travel Adventure - Expedition part 3

Arctic Travel Adventure - Expedition part 3

Today we landed in East Greenland for the next part of our Arctic adventure!

Arctic Travel Adventure - Expedition part 2

Arctic Travel Adventure - Expedition part 2

Today the ship cruised north through the Svalbard Archipelago.

Arctic Travel Adventure - Expedition September 2011

Arctic Travel Adventure - Expedition September 2011

Spitsbergen - Sept 4, 11 - posted by Sharon Keating

Anticipaton of an Arctic Adventure!

Anticipaton of an Arctic Adventure!

In just two days I am leaving for my voyage aboard the Expedition September 4 – 17 Arctic Highlights and Polar Bears.

All Arctic Travel Adventures are Unique!

All Arctic Travel Adventures are Unique!

Arctic travel requires an open mind.

How To Get the Most Out of Your Antarctica or Arctic Vacation

How To Get the Most Out of Your Antarctica or Arctic Vacation

The best way to get the most out of your Antarctica or Arctic cruise is to keep an open mind, not have preconceived ideas of landings and wildlife sightings, and to relax and enjoy the journey.

Antarctica- Arctic: Essential gear for your next Polar adventure

Antarctica- Arctic: Essential gear for your next Polar adventure

In June I did a blog post about packing for your Polar adventure so don’t worry this one will be different…

Arctic Wildlife - Close Encounters of the Walrus kind

Arctic Wildlife - Close Encounters of the Walrus kind

I’m always looking for that WOW moment on an Arctic adventure.

Packing for Antarctica or Arctic Travel

Packing for Antarctica or Arctic Travel

You’d think after 20 years traveling to the Polar Regions I could pack in my sleep. Well actually I do pack and repack in my sleep, but that doesn’t make the job any easier.

Protecting Your Antarctic or Arctic Cruise With Travel Insurance

Protecting Your Antarctic or Arctic Cruise With Travel Insurance

You’ve made the decision to take a trip to the Arctic or Antarctica.

The Decisive Moment - Photography in the Polar Regions

The Decisive Moment - Photography in the Polar Regions

When I think back to art history and photography class the phrase “the decisive moment” comes to mind.

Hiking in the Arctic

Hiking in the Arctic

One thing that really sets an Arctic voyage apart from Antarctica is the tundra and the h

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