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P.E.I. with Chef Michael SmithBy: Ian Shanahan
Meeting local fishers and farmers is part of the experience when you visit Chef Michael Smith's The Inn at Bay Fortune with us this June. In this short clip from 'Far and Wide', two master chefs do a whirlwind culinary tour of the gentle island to meet the key faces and places that make Chef Michael's P.E.I. kitchen one of a kind. Learn more about our tour of P.E.I. here. Watch it now:...
NEW Host for "East Coast Extravaganza"!By: Laurielle Penny
Faye Wightman to host alumni UBC Travel Club’s Canada 150 East Coast Extravaganza tour in October, 2017.Celebrate Canada’s 150th in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Join the Chair of the University of British Columbia’s Board of Directors Faye Wightman on our tour to Canada’s ‘must-see’ Fogo Island, historic Halifax, and colourful St. John’s. Stay...
A Quest First in IndiaBy: Justin Peter
Late last autumn I had the privilege of hosting a group of intrepid Quest travellers on our inaugural tour of India’s Northwest region. I was very excited about this tour for what it would offer. Comprised of the states of Rajasthan and the diverse but little-visited Gujarat, this region is overall more diverse than the centre of country where our Quest travellers have ventured many times pr...
Cover Yourself with Colour at the Annual Holi FestivalBy: Ian Shanahan
The onset of spring signifies renewal, vivacity and a flourish of colour and life. In North India, this is taken to the extreme, and it makes for one heck of a celebration!Every year at the end of February or beginning of March, millions of people prepare for one of the biggest and most ancient Hindu religious festivals of the year. The Holi festival or “festival of colours” runs for t...
See Naples with New EyesBy: Nella Cotrupi
[Editor’s note: Our first Naples departure is full! We've added a second tour - please click here to view it.]Buon giorno,I recently learned that Francesca Siniscalchi, who has established a reputation as the guide to Elena Ferrante’s Naples will be our local guide in Naples during Classical Pursuits’ May 2017 travel adventure to Naples and Ischia. Hurray! As we read and discuss ...
How to Tell a Macaroni from a GentooBy: Ian Shanahan
One has a wispy yellow-orange crest protruding from the forehead and over each eye, while the other has a striking white patch behind each eye that conjoins atop its head. Macaroni and Gentoo Penguins don’t really look all that alike. Yet, on our Antarctic expeditions, learning to discern these two species is a valid challenge for an observer keenly striving to connect with the subtleties of...
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Bengal Tiger at Ranthambore National Park, India taken by Justin Peter
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