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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.

Sounds of a Ger

By: Julian Dierkes
For any visitor to Mongolia who has the chance to sleep in a ger, that is probably a highlight. I enjoy it every time I have a chance.One of the aspects that often makes it a very enjoyable experience are all the little noises around the ger.Sometimes you’ll be able to see stars through the roof flap and that makes listening to the noises even more enjoyable.Obviously, a free-standing ger is...

A Glimpse into the Golden City’s Exquisite Desert Festival

By: Ariel Mizrahi
There is no better way to immerse oneself in Rajasthani culture than to attend the Jaisalmer Desert Festival. A three-day annual event, the Desert Festival usually takes place during the month of February in the city of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. Located in the heart of the Thar Desert, the ‘Golden City’ is recognized for its yellow sandstone architecture, which covers the town in warm hues...

5 Reasons to Book your Polar Expedition Cruise with Worldwide Quest

By: Laurielle Penny
When looking for the best polar expedition cruise, we know there's a lot of information out there to digest and many choices to make. Who should I book with? What route should I take? Does booking with Worldwide Quest mean that I will pay a marked-up cost? To the last question, we are happy to answer a straightforward 'no'. Besides that, there are some other very good reasons to book your polar ex...

We're Coming to Vancouver!

By: Justin Peter
I’m thrilled to announce that Quest Nature tours we will be a part of the Vancouver International Bird Festival (VIBF) and the International Ornithological Congress (IOC) this coming August! We are sponsoring this event that brings together people from many walks of life and who share  a common concern for bird appreciation and conservation.  The VIBF is a ramped-up version of Vanc...

Conflict and Compromise in Philadelphia

By: Melanie Blake
Even on the final day of the convention, success was far from certain. Would enough of the delegates, who had spent the humid Philadelphia summer of 1787 arguing heatedly over what kind of government the not-so-united states should have, ratify the constitution and form a new nation?No one was without misgivings about the document they had created. But in the end most of them signed, urged by Ben ...

Laos The Final Frontier

By: Pandaw
No visitor to the Loatian capital Vientiane should leave without visiting Pha That Luang, the 45 metre tall golden stupa four miles from the city centre.Only half the height of Rangoon’s early medieval Shwedagon Pagoda, That Luang is also much younger, being a modern reconstruction of the heavily damaged original. That was ordered by King Saysetthathirath in 1566 to mark the establishment of...