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The Worldwide Quest Blog

Enjoy our leaders’ reports from the field, our travellers’ stories and pictures, travel advice and staff picks from trips we’re working on.

Icy Connections: Why the Arctic Fascinates a Whale Biologist

By: Christoph Richter
If there were travel guides for different occupations, one could easily think of locales to include in these books. Paris or the streets of Bangkok would feature prominently in a guide for cooks; Machu Picchu and Cairo would be part of the History guide; while the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland would appear in the Physics guide. The Galapagos Islands would be a must for Biologists. &nbs...

Cities that Reign in Spain

By: Ann Kirkland, Urban Explorer
Ann Kirkland in conversation with Christopher Hume, one of Canada's best-known city commentator. Together they will host a trip to Barcelona, Bilbao and Oviedo, Oct. 18-28, 2019.Chris, when you visit a new city, where do you look, what questions do you ask to get a feel for how liveable it is for all those who call it home?When I travel to a new city I like to walk around as much as I can. To me t...

5 Reasons to Cruise the Emirates with Worldwide Quest in November

By: Laurielle Penny
The World’s Grandest Place of Worship? The Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi is one of the largest and most ornate on earth. Trip Advisor ranked it as the world’s second-favourite landmark, surpassing St. Peter’s and the Taj Mahal. Take a look for yourself to see if you agree.  Mega MuseumsAbu Dhabi is pushing to become the region’s cultural leader. The Louvre Abu...

A Front Row Seat to a Bhutanese Tshechu

By: Aqsa Rizwan
A Tshechu is a Buddhist festival in honour of Guru Rimpoche, the saint who brought Buddhism to Bhutan. Tshechus are held on auspicious days and months in the Bhutanese calendar and can last up to four days. Entire communities, and a few fortunate travellers, come together to witness colourful mask dances and other forms of entertainment. These are some of our favourite moments of the festival:&nbs...

Jessica Linton's Notes from the Field: Monarchs of Mexico

By: Jessica Linton
While our Monarchs of Mexico tours always start with great anticipation, 2019 was going to be particularly memorable. After all, it was to begin just following the encouraging press release by World Wildlife Fund in January that the northeastern overwintering population of Monarchs had increased by 144%! This year, the roosting colonies covered an impressive 6.05 hectares of forest, which is the l...

Georgia on My Plate: A Culinary Journey in the Caucasus

By: Killian Fox, The Guardian
This article was originally posted to The Guardian, written by Killian Fox in December, 2018. No lesson in the complex art of Georgian cuisine is complete without a toast or two, says a writer on a tour of the country’s mountains and cities Suzanne Moore in ‘mind-blowingly gorgeous Georgia’.  “This is a crazy Georgian situation,” says Ketino Sujashvili, with...