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Article Words : Team Wanderlust | 28 June 2019

Inside our polar event: An evening of Arctic and Antarctic inspiration

Team Wanderlust joined 100 readers, a panel of polar experts and explorer Sara Wheeler for an evening of drinks, inspiring discussions and serious trip planning. See what we got up to...

Visiting the Poles is one of the biggest expeditions a traveller can take. Often, it requires careful planning, saving, and making the absolute most of the trip of a lifetime. That's why our latest sold-out reader event was all about polar inspiration and information.

With Wanderlust's co-founder and editor-in-chief Lyn Hughes on the mic, an expert panel to answer YOUR questions, experienced tour operators to help support trip planning and a keynote speech from Sara Wheeler, the first female writer-in-residence in Antarctica, the event was a smash hit.

Watch what we got up to...

A little look at the evening...

Readers pour in to the sold-out event (Victoria Middleton)

Readers pour in to the sold-out event (Victoria Middleton)

Drinks on ice (Victoria Middleton)

Drinks on ice (Victoria Middleton)

Time to get planning... (Victoria Middleton)

Time to get planning... (Victoria Middleton)

Plenty of material to read (Victoria Middleton)

Plenty of material to read (Victoria Middleton)

All smiles at Wanderlust reader events (Victoria Middleton)

All smiles at Wanderlust reader events (Victoria Middleton)

Our editor-in-chief Lyn Hughes wanted to highlight the polar regions specifically, after years and years of interest and requests from readers and subscribers.

She also loves to catch up and hear about their upcoming trip ideas...
Lyn chats to Wanderlust's loyal readers (Victoria Middleton)

Lyn chats to Wanderlust's loyal readers (Victoria Middleton)

Editor-in-chief Lyn kicks off the evening of inspiration, ideas and speeches (Victoria Middleton)

Editor-in-chief Lyn kicks off the evening of inspiration, ideas and speeches (Victoria Middleton)

Our polar expert panel, each representing our event partners (Victoria Middleton)

Our polar expert panel, each representing our event partners (Victoria Middleton)

So many Wanderlust fans in one room... (Victoria Middleton)

So many Wanderlust fans in one room... (Victoria Middleton)

Questions for the pro polar panel? Step right up! (Victoria Middleton)

Questions for the pro polar panel? Step right up! (Victoria Middleton)

Sara Wheeler delivers her keynote speech (Victoria Middleton)

Sara Wheeler delivers her keynote speech (Victoria Middleton)

One of our subscribers (since day one!) booked a polar excursion for late 2020. They told us that hearing more polar tales and discussing their trip planning only made them even more excited for the upcoming expedition...
Lyn and Sara bond over South Georgia (Victoria Middleton)

Lyn and Sara bond over South Georgia (Victoria Middleton)

Post-talk, it's time for another glass of bubbly (Victoria Middleton)

Post-talk, it's time for another glass of bubbly (Victoria Middleton)

We spotted a few pics in front of our polar bear (Victoria Middleton)

We spotted a few pics in front of our polar bear (Victoria Middleton)

The Wanderlust team's obligatory group shot (Victoria Middleton)

The Wanderlust team's obligatory group shot (Victoria Middleton)

Big thanks to our trusted partners Polar RoutesHapag LloydHurtigrutenTrailfinders and Exodus for their support and expertise

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