The current climate of uncertainty with regards to our health has reminded us of our vulnerability as well as our interconnectedness. While we must limit our physical travels for the time being due to the current circumstances, you don’t need to let your sense of curiosity and yearning for discovery end.

We’re always on the lookout for interesting things that expand our awareness of the world around us. We’ve curated a selection of items that might interest you to derive enjoyment and expand your horizons!

Please share with us your favourite websites and suggestions and we’ll post these on this blog as well.
For the art enthusiast
Thanks to technology, you can “go to the museum” from home. Some of the world’s greatest museums offer online tours or online collection browsing.

The British Museum’s collection online offers you unparalleled access to objects in the collection. There are over 4,000,000 objects available to view here.

Google Arts & Culture has an ‘Art Camera’ that lets you zoom into great works of art from museums and galleries around the world. Get a closer look at great works of art and enjoy ‘guided tours’ by experts on key works.

The Metropolian Opera is providing some grand opera solace to opera lovers for the duration of their closure. Tune in and enjoy “Nightly Met Opera Streams,” a free series of encore Live in HD presentations beginning at 7:30pm EDT.

#lookingupatbuildings is one of our favourite hashtags to follow. Now we can also look up at astonishing ceilings. Take a look at 10 Astonishing Ceilings You Can See Up Close and appreciate these extraordinary works of art, without having to crane your neck!

You could also explore some of India’s most iconic sights. This website takes you on a tour of Six Iconic Indian Stone Monuments from the Taj Mahal to Laurielle’s favourite, the ancient village of Hampi.

For the nature and wildlife lover

Enjoy a foray into the world of bird watching and enjoy a change of scenery as you explore live-cams. These cameras have been set up to allow you to discreetly observe play-by-play activities of birds, either at their nests, or at bird feeders, as they happen.

We are now well within the breeding season for Bald Eagles. You can observe nest cams at a location at White Rock Bluff in beautiful British Columbia here. There are currently two eggs in the nest!

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology at Cornell University has a couple of bird feeder station cams from very different parts of the world. If you would like to enjoy birds and the ambiance of Central America, you can check out their fruit feeder cam in Panama here. See Clay-colored Thrushes, Rufous Motmots, various tanagers, euphonias and more as they feed on oranges and papayas!

For a cooler and more refreshing experience, visit the FeederWatch cam at Manitouwadge in northern Ontario for lovely (and lively) Evening Grosbeaks, Pine Siskins and Blue Jays.

Make sure you increase the volume on your computer or tablet for full effect.

For the bookworm

Reading is a favourite activity for many of us at Worldwide Quest. Many book sellers are offering free shipping for books and e-readers have opened a whole new way of enjoying a good book. Worldwide Quest’s Megan McLean and Classical Pursuits’ Melanie Blake share here some of their favourite travel reads:
The Travels of Marco Polo
Blue Highways by William Least Heat-Moon
The Histories by Herodotus
The Motorcycle Diaries by Che Guevara
Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck
The Telling Room by Michael Paterniti
Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes
Long Way Down by Ewan McGregor & Charley Boorman
The Lost Girls by Jennifer Baggett
Delhi by Khushwant Singh


Animal's People by Indra Sinha
One Night @ the Call Center by Chetan Bhagat
Maximum City by Suketu Mehta

We have a library of informative webinars to watch on a variety of destinations! These are a nice way to explore, even if you cannot do so in person for the time being. Here is our current library of presentations.

Wingtips at Our Fingertips: New Technology to Track Wildlife Migrations
with Catherine Jardine

Watch it here  |  26 mins.

Quest for the Snow Leopard
with Justin Peter

Watch it here  |  46 mins.

Travelling with Mindfulness
with Unitarian Rev. Wayne Walder
Watch it here  |  41 mins.

Namibia: An Essential African Safari Destination
with Justin Peter
Watch it here  |  39 mins.

Plus, we are planning upcoming live webinars for you to join. We’ll post these on our Upcoming Events page and send you an email update.


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