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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.

The Taj Mahal ... in Dubai?

Indeed.  The International Business Times of the UK has reported that Dubai, one of the seven  United Arab Emirates is well along in the designs and plans to build a Taj Mahal in Dubai ... four times larger than the current one in Agra, India. Where the Taj in India is a magnificent mausoleum for Shah Jahan and his wife, the Taj Arabia as it will be called will be a five star hotel ...

Gorilla cubs

Gorilla cubs have recently been born at Israel's Ramat Gan Safari park.  The footage of the new cubs are a little raw, but absolutely touching.  Getting up close to gorillas in Uganda is one of our many featured trips.  The opportunity to see these magnificent animals is limited to the number of permits issued by the Parks Commission.  We think this should be on your life list!...

Mystery of Angkor Wat's building process solved

Solving ancient mysteries of the past with today's technology and strong old fashioned deductive reasoning help us understand the magnificent temples of Angkor Wat in northern Cambodia.   The inquiring minds of Japan's Waseda University have made a rich discovery as to how massive stone blocks were transported.  Angkor Wat is just one of a massive area of Wats and Temples in the are...

Expedition Chile 2012: Andy Johnson

In Andy's own words:  'I like birds.  I like to find them, listen to them, watch them, photograph them, draw them and write about them.' Well with a little funding from Cornell Lab of Ornithology and an Ivy Student Expedition grant, Andy set out with colleagues on a Chile expedition and came back with remarkable footage....

Travel Discoveries. To the Distant Skies and Beyond

When you travel at night do you stare at the earth below, entranced by lights and stars? Do you try to figure out where you are? What are those lights? Where is that coastline? Are you amazed at the light show and vastness of our planet? Then you should watch this video produced by NASA captured from their International Space Station as it orbits earth.  Spectacular! All Alone in the Ni...

Climate on the Rocks....

If you are engaged over the concerns of the melting Arctic ice, then you might enjoy reading this recent article in the Globe and Mail: Ice, please – climate on the rocks....