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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.

Seeking Purification in the Ganges

By: Ian Shanahan
From the clouds shrouding the mighty Himalayas, an energized burst of downward motion abruptly and almost cruelly slows to a crawl. The epic journey that began with so much hope and momentum is suddenly at the mercy of the unforgiving forces of ice. The hope for liberation some 2, 500 kilometres away and nearly 4000 metres below seems faint. This frigid world moves so slowly that a sense of being ...

Accommodation Feature: Luxury Tented Camp in Kenya

By: Lewie Gonsalves
Our safari camps in Kenya are set in incredible bush locations. Connected by scenic charter flights or by game drives with your private safari guide, tented camps showcase the country’s fantastic variety of landscapes. One of our favourites is Porini Lion Camp.Porini Lion Camp is located in the exclusive 33,000 acre Olare Motorogi Conservancy in western Kenya. This expansive conservancy, whi...

Vote on the next Quest Nature Tours catalogue cover!

By: Justin Peter
It's an exciting time at Quest Nature Tours as we're finalizing our catalogue with the exciting line-up of tours for 2017/2018. 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 couple of candidates. To help us make our choice...

When the World Went Online, Inuktitut Followed

By: Jennifer Kingsley
Nunavut’s language experts looked to the past to invent new words for the digital age. “Meet the North,” a series that ventures into the lives of some of the 4 million people who call the Arctic home, learns how a language stays strong in the Facebook era.  OTTAWA – I’m sitting at a patio table with two of Nunavut’s foremost language experts, Leena Evic and...

Fall for Fogo this Berry Season!

By: Amanda Butler and Anjali Bentley
Located on the very edge of the North Atlantic, Newfoundland's Fogo Island is quickly earning international fame due to its architecturally groundbreaking Inn, tranquil atmosphere, and wonderful blend of past and future. With a population under 3000, this small community is now welcoming visitors from all over the world.Fogo Island residents claim they have seven seasons: late fall; berry season; ...

The Subtle Genius of Elena Ferrante's Bad Book Covers

By: Emily Harnett of The Atlantic
Click here to view Classical Pursuits' literary adventure through Elena's world: Naples and Ischia.   Readers complain about the imagery that adorns the author's highbrow novels. But there's value in embracing the oft-scorned 'women's fiction' genre.With their sandy beaches and windswept women, the U.S. editions of Elena Ferrante’s novels look familiar even if you’ve never se...