© An Iodhlann & Angus Munn
Archaeologist and historian Callum Thomson spent his childhood on the Isle of Tiree, the outermost of Scotland’s Inner Hebrides archipelago. In this personal recount, he describes life growing up there, teaches us more about Tiree, and recalls a visit to the island many years later on a Scotland Slowly expedition.
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Polar plunge. Penguin swim. Polar bear dip. Whatever you want to call it, it’s an experience you’ll never forget on an Arctic or Antarctic expedition! Here, Adventure Canada botanist, author, and artist Carolyn Mallory describes her one and only polar plunge, jumping into Baffin Bay off the coast of Greenland.
© Dennis Minty
There are few exploits as memorable and invigorating on an Arctic or Antarctic expedition as the legendary polar plunge. Not for the faint of heart, leaping into these frigid waters is a thrilling, rejuvenating, and envy-inducing bucket list experience that you’ll not soon forget.
In this video presentation, Cultural Educator Heidi Langille shares her unique personal perspective as an Inuk living in southern Canada, away from her ancestral homeland. Learn more about the various reasons why Inuit may move south to urban centres and how they maintain strong ties to their culture.
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In this personal and honest photo story, Cultural Educator Maria Merkuratsuk shares her intimate connection to her homelands around Nain, Nunatsiavut, Labrador. Raised out on the land with her large extended family, Maria’s knowledge of the land is strong and powerful.
© Dennis Minty
Whether trekking through stunning landscapes or meeting remarkable locals, we seek to get off the ship and explore once, twice, or even three times each day. Here’s a handy guide on going ashore in the Arctic. (Don’t worry—we’ll walk you through these procedures many more times on your journey!)
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Want to get up close and personal with a polar bear, colony of northern gannets, or pod of humpback whales? Better get yourself the perfect pair of binoculars! Naturalist and ecologist Dylan White shares with us his favourite tips for using and purchasing this essential expedition tool.
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Crossing the Arctic Circle is a feat that few bucket list checkers can claim. But what makes this invisible threshold so compelling? Aaron Spitzer gives us the ins and outs of the lands of the midnight sun and the midday moon, and suggestions for how to celebrate this geographic accomplishment.