The Worldwide Quest Blog
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Canada’s East Coast Wildlife Safari: A Maritime AwakeningBy: Brian Ratcliff
Travelling to Canada's East Coast has always been a cultural and biological awakening for me. The Atlantic Provinces never fail to quench my appetite for wandering through small coastal villages, or seeing amazing marine mammals and seabirds. The Quest Nature Tours trip called East Coast Wildlife Safari highlights some of the best that the Maritimes and Newfoundland have to offer. When this trip w...
The 29th Annual Quest Nature Tours Social: The Tradition ContinuesBy: Justin Peter
It was such a pleasure to meet so many fellow nature travel enthusiasts at our annual social in Toronto on September 12! Since well before my time, this event has been an opportunity to learn about new tours, meet tour leaders and fellow travellers, connect with community organizations involved in nature conservation and interpretation, AND also win fantastic door prizes. We had four presentations...
Our Favourite Festive Travel ExperiencesBy: Lewie Gonsalves
Worldwide Quest Private Journeys are all about travelling where you want, when you want, with a budget that's just right for you. Here we've featured some of our favourite places during their peak of excitement! India's Jaisalmer Desert Festival (Late January)In January, the sand of Jaisalmer comes alive with dazzling colors, vibrant music and sounds of the laughter. People get dressed in brillian...
Quest Expeditioners encounter unexpected marine life on tourBy: Justin Peter
We plan every Quest Nature Tour to take in certain key experiences of each place we visit, but we usually also get some thrilling and unexpected sightings as well – the proverbial icing-on-the-cake. Case-in-point: our recent Bay of Fundy and Grand Manan tour. Our group had set off from Grand Manan Island for one of our two private boat trips. This one focused on seeing the breeding seabirds ...
Vote on the next Quest Nature Tours catalogue cover!!By: Justin Peter
It's that time of year again as we're finalizing our catalogue with the exciting line-up of tours for 2018/2019. One of the tasks that we face each year is choosing the cover photo for the next catalogue, and this process sometimes leads to vigorous debate in the office! As usual, we’ve narrowed our selection of photos down to a few candidates. To help us make our choice, we’d like to ...
Photo Essay: FireWorks with Chef Michael SmithBy: Amanda Butler
It is often said that we overlook what is in our own backyard. I was recently confronted with this truism while leading our culinary tour for University of Toronto alumni travellers on Prince Edward Island, after I had been away from there for 7 years. I used to live on Prince Edward Island (PEI) during the early days of my career and, having been fortunate enough to visit over 25 countries since ...
- Arctic Return
- Discovering Gems in the Canadian Arctic
- Five Reasons to Go to Spain in Spring
- Four High Arctic Birds
- Thoughts on the Arctic
- Notes from the Field: Big Cats at the Ends of the Earth
- Unearthing the Recipe for Rare Gemstones in the Canadian Arctic
- Berry Season on Fogo Island (With a Recipe!)
- Why is Georgia (the country) on Our Minds?
- Icy Connections: Why the Arctic Fascinates a Whale Biologist
This photo was recently taken by Quest traveller Victoria T. in Tanzania!
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