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Help Send A Blogger To Antarctica

Folks, this is not a joke.

I need your help to send me to Antarctica! The bottom of the world, the last unspoiled place on Earth….Ant-freakin-arctica!

Quark Expeditions is searching for an official blogger to join a voyage to Antarctica. I’ve thrown my hat into the ring. When it comes to travel blogging I think I’m the guy for the job.

Getting to Antarctica is pretty simple. I need to have the most votes by September 30. I will probably need several thousand to win. If I win, you’ll get a front row seat to view Antarctica through my eyes and my camera lens, and as always, you’ll be able to ask questions and make requests to me directly. If I win I’ll even do a video of me doing snow angles in Antarctica.

All you have to do to vote is visit my page on the Quark Expedition contest site and click on the button that says “Vote for Me”. That’s it.

It does require a quick registration as a check against vote fraud.

Not only do I need everyone’s vote, but I’m also going to need as much help drumming up votes as possible so I’m going to be rallying the blogosphere on this one. Everyone with a blog who makes a post in support of me in the contest will get a front page link on the front page my site for the end of September. It will be listed in the “Antarctica Honor Roll” on the right hand column. Just let me know in the comments and I’ll add your link.

If you have a Twitter account, please reTweet this post and if you have friends on Facebook, please pass this along as well.

Of all the places I’ve been, Antarctica would be the biggest feather in my cap. I’ll need your help to do it. If you like what I do on this site, your vote would be a great way of showing it. If you hate what I do, you can’t send me any farther away than Antarctica :)

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  1. vasantharaj says:

    thanks for the information

  2. Magnar says:

    Alternatively, you can take a trip to Cho Oyo at 8201 meters above sea level.
    I voted!

    Have a nice trip.

  3. DN says:

    good luck and enjoy your trip to Antarctica!

  4. Mia says:

    A vote from me as well :)
    Some friends of mine are going to antarctica next year – they’re so excited about it

    BR
    Mia

  5. Not only did I vote, I added you to my blogroll; would you be willing to add me? http://www.health-conscious-travel.com/ Thanks!!!

  6. well.. good lick my fellow traveler.
    hope you enjoy the best of antartica…
    and yeah… stay warm!
    Greetings from the Philippines

  7. Baron's Life says:

    Good Luck…I hope you make it…..I enjoy your blog

  8. Michael says:

    We voted for you and added a post to your site from:

    http://usakidzone.com/index.php/antarctica/

    Can you put the site below on your honor roll?

    Site Title: Tammy Bahamas
    URL: http://TammyBahamas.com

    Thanks and good luck to you. Great site!

  9. Daria says:

    Best of luck – and stay warm once you’re there! :)

  10. Zen-Aida says:

    Just voted for you! nr. 290. Hope it helps and greetings from Auckland

  11. kiki says:

    just voted, number 287. going to antarctica’s always been a dream, so i REALLY hope you win. i’d love to see it through your eyes. oh i’ve posted the link on my blog and i’m trying to get friends to vote as well.

  12. kiki says:

    just voted, number 287. going to antarctica’s always been a dream, so i REALLY hope you win. i’d love to see it through your eyes.

  13. That’s a very interesting contest. I’ll be sure to try and spread the word.

  14. Dan says:

    World Nomads are running a competition for a trip to Antartica too http://journals.worldnomads.com/scholarships/post/32554.aspx

  15. Ching Ya says:

    Well, considering you’re a ABF member, you got my vote for sure. ^^ Good luck, Gary.

  16. Victoria says:

    Just voted. No 245!!!! Good luck!

  17. All the best! I have voted for you.

    I am happy to find an enthusiastic traveller like me.

    Regards,
    Suhasini

  18. Alan says:

    Gary–just blogged about it. Since reading this post, looks like you’ve made some headway already. Best of luck!

  19. Shawn says:

    Sounds exciting, best of an adventure to check out the Shackleton trail.

  20. Joey says:

    Hi Gary,
    Posted a blog at http://www.americain100days.com, best of luck!

  21. Joey says:

    Hi Gary,

    I voted and have posted instructions for others to do so on the http://www.americain100days.com blog. Best of luck!

  22. Travelingerz says:

    on the way to vote, Good Luck ^_^

  23. Voted and now following on twitter.

  24. Aaron says:

    Hey Gary good luck with it you’ve got my vote and I’ve slapped a post up to help too… Can’t wait to see the snow angels!

    http://www.happytimeblog.co.uk/2009/07/get-gery-to-the-antarctic-.html

    Good luck!

  25. Craig says:

    Good luck, Gary. We believe in you. But…snow angles? :)

  26. Alex Berger says:

    Vote cast, i’ll also include you in today’s blog post. Will message you with details. Good luck!

  27. Marilyn says:

    Voted, and tweeted. Good luck!

  28. Daniel says:

    Go Gary Go! I see you’re up to 122 votes!

  29. Amanda says:

    I voted, good luck! I don’t comment much but I love getting your photos everyday :)

  30. Alan says:

    Just voted! Best of luck Gary – if there are any travel bloggers I know that can pull this off, it’s you!

  31. Joe says:

    Man, what I would give to take an adventure to Antarctica!! I am afraid my reader numbers are no where near enough to make me eligible to win any sort of trip, so I will throw my support behind you! I hope you win.

    Also, for non-blogger educators, another similar campaign called “Antarctica 2041″ lets teachers win a polar expedition in November 2009. Check it out: http://www.terracurve.com/2009/07/06/teachers-can-win-an-eco-adventure-to-antarctica/

  32. Anil says:

    I’ll help any way I can, good luck!

  33. Vote submitted! Can’t wait to watch an adventure to Antarctica up close :)

  34. brenda says:

    love your work. Antarctica is on my bucket list too. I have RT’d your tweet on Twitter. Best of luck!

  35. Daniel says:

    Bah. Screwed up the link. Sorry about that; it’s my first day on the interwebz! Check out the post entitled Gary Arndt needs your help to get to Antarctica. Good luck!

  36. Babel says:

    Voted! ;) Good luck!

  37. Koa says:

    dude, it’s really cold down there man.

  38. Victoria says:

    I voted for you. Best of luck Gary!

  39. MousE says:

    I voted for you! Good luck, eh?

  40. Amy B. says:

    I registered to vote, but they never sent me the link to confirm my registration. Wah!

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