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

Welcome to the RCGS Resolute

By: Laurielle Penny
Welcome to the RCGS Resolute – your mobile wilderness lodge taking you to Greenland and the Canadian Arctic next August.I travelled to Sydney, N.S last month to see the ship on the occasion of her re-commissioning as the RCGS Resolute. She is perfect! Exactly the right ship for our “Epic Northwest Passage” voyage. I’m delighted to report on the ship and to share with you so...

Only 4 spaces left on Havana!

By: Ann Kirkland, Urban Explorer
Join me and Boris Masip (Havana native) on my inaugural Most Liveable Cities trip to HAVANA: CAPITAL OF CREATIVITY, January 18 - 24, 2019Hola amigo/amiga,When I led two back-to-back Classical Pursuits trips there in 2016, I could not get over the explosion of creativity. Dance, music, art, design – from amateur and kitsch to highly sophisticated and ultra-modern, everyone seemed to be creati...

Most Liveable Cities: Where People Flourish Part II

By: Ann Kirkland, Urban Explorer
“Liveability isn’t just about just being about being able to afford somewhere to live but about the things that make you want to stay there.' – Matt Galloway, Metro Morning with Jesse Wente, Sept. 25, 2018Hello again,A few items to stir your urban juices. At the heart of every city is its citizens. Our perception of cities is slowly changing from a model of mathematical engineeri...

Science Lab Installed Onboard RCGS Resolute

By: One Ocean Expeditions
In consultation with global conservation organization Ocean Wise, we are proud to announce the first-ever creation and installation of a custom-built container science lab. The One Ocean Expeditions branded ‘One Lab’ is a specialized laboratory and one will be installed on each of our vessels, with the inaugural container unveiled at the recommissioning event of RCGS Resolute in Sydney...

Arthur Frommer: I Love This Canadian Program of Literary Discussions and Tours

By: Arthur Frommer
Every year, thousands of English-speaking adults gather at a number of famous universities to engage for a July week or two in discussion of the great books or great issues. Led by a faculty member of these schools, participants pursue a “learning vacation” at places like Oxford and Cambridge in England, Cornell in upstate New York, or St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico.T...

Most Liveable Cities: Where People Flourish

By: Ann Kirkland, Urban Explorer
When I start something new, the best part is the rambling research. I stumble on endless fascinating things, and I have to shake myself and say, “Basta cosi! Stick to the knitting if you want to get this pig to market” (to mash up metaphors). So, why not share some of the gems I've found while creating the new Most Liveable Cities tours for Worldwide Quest. I encourage you to noodle ar...