Category Archives: Antarctica

Win A 10 Day Trip to Antarctica

Quark Expeditions is looking for help in choosing a Polar Big 5 and giving away a trip to Antarctica to one lucky winner!
By voting for which animals best represent the Polar Regions you’ll be eligible to win.

A little about the Polar Big 5 Contest:

In the spirit of Africa’s Safari Big Five, Quark is asking our customers to join us in our quest to name the Polar Big 5 animals. What animals do you think best represent the Polar Regions? Each of our nine contestants has a dedicated campaign page with interesting facts and a short video. Learn about all nine animals to help you choose your Polar Big 5. The contenders: king penguin, walrus, polar bear, reindeer, elephant seal, leopard seal, musk ox, humpback whale, and albatross.

The Prize: An expedition for two to Antarctica from November 4-13, 2013

The prize includes:

  • Shipboard accomodation for two people aboard Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent in a Main Deck Twin cabin.
  • One night pre-expedition hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout your voyage
  • All shore landings and Zodiac cruising 
  • Photographic journal on DVD documenting the voyage
  • A pair of expedition boots on loan for shore landings
  • A Quark Expeditions Parka

Some things not included:

  • Round trip airfare to get to Ushuaia, Argentina  
  • Passport/ Visa expenses 
  • Arrival/ departure taxes

Contest is open to all people who were age 21 (or older) by July 1, 2012
Enter by November 30, 2012

Vote for the Polar Big 5 and enter for your chance to win a trip to Antarctica HERE

5 Trips That Will Change Your Life

Forbes.com put out a list of 5 Trips That Will Change Your Life.
The list is pretty interesting and the trips recommended are very expensive.

Here is the list:

  1. Raft The Grand Canyon
  2. Easter Island, Chile
  3. Tiger Safari by Chartered Plane
  4. Explore Antarctica
  5. Trekking in Bhutan

I had an amazing time when I visited Easter Island. It is not a cheap place but it can be done in a somewhat affordable way. I also got to visit the Grand Canyon but did not go rafting. However I did have an amazing time viewing it from the Sky Walk.

I would love to visit Antarctica, it’s actually the only continent that I have not visited! However I get really bad sea sickness so I am not sure when that visit will happen. I am hoping that at some point I can get on a flight to Antarctica to avoid the long travel by boat in the rough waters.

I’d also love to go on a tiger safari in India! I’ve been to Africa two times and had amazing times on safaris but have not had the opportunity to see a tiger in the wild yet.

To read the full Forbes article-Five Trips That Will Change Your Life, click here