Our 10-day expedition in the Arctic was truly an adventure. I woke every morning excited to get up out of bed and head up to the bridge – who knew what today would bring! Indeed, each day brought something new, we were shockingly lucky to have such unique wildlife experiences playing out in staccato each day. I have to laugh at myself a bit, as I packed so much reading material and downloaded shows to watch, worried that without internet I might have nothing to do… how naive! Never once did I crack those open, I was far too preoccupied with the landscapes, spotting animals, or chatting with others on board. One incredible advantage of this journey NWS puts together is that it seems like-minded individuals all gravitate towards it, likely for a mutual high regard for the opportunity this small tour provides to emerge into the Arctic. Regardless of nationality, age, profession, we all found out quickly that we liked each other! We got along well and with ease.