How to get to the North Pole

Wednesday, 8 December 2010 -- 4:18 pm

Help Meg get to the North Pole!If someone offered you a trip anywhere in the world, where would you go?

For years I’ve been answering this question, “An icebreaker to the North Pole.”  What an incredible chance to explore more of the Arctic and to reach one of the coolest (literally and figuratively) spots on the world map.  Unfortunately, the trip is well out of our price range, so it remains a dream.

How does one reach the North Pole?  The process involves a two-week journey on a seriously heavy-duty ship that plows its way through the icy Arctic waters from Murmansk, Russia (up near Kirkenes) to the top of the world and back.  Quark Expeditions has been offering this sailing for years, along with their array of more traditional Arctic and Antarctic Expeditions, and for years I’ve been longing to go.

However, this year as part of their 20th anniversary celebrations, they’re giving away a free trip!  I felt that I owed it to myself to enter and to do the best job I could to collect votes and possibly win my dream trip.  The five entries with the most votes will continue on to the next round, where they will be judged by the company, and one winner will be selected.

Help me get to the North Pole!
Vote for my entry!

It’s free and safe to vote, but you have to register a valid email address (or connect via Facebook) in order to prevent ballot stuffing.

If I win, I promise to post a fully detailed recap of the entire trip, complete with plenty of photos from the top of the world!  So vote, get your friends/family to vote, and then read the blog this summer to enjoy the trip with us!

Icebreaker to the North Pole

3 Responses to “How to get to the North Pole”

  1. Shane Says:

    Yay Meg, I’ll help however I can!
    http://shanehalbach.com/2010/12/08/help-meg-blog-her-way-to-the-north-pole/

  2. jon Says:

    can i come?

  3. zak Says:

    way to go, u have my vote, even though i have been planning it for sometime now.
    cheers

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