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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.

What's for Breakfast in South India?

By: Miranda Hueston
South India is home to some of the best cuisine in the world, and there’s no better way to say good morning in South India than with a big, delicious breakfast! With such a diverse variety of food to suit any taste, how can you possibly choose which delicious meal to indulge in to start your day? Worldwide Quest is here to help with that decision: we’ve put together a list of five deli...

What is so special about Spain in spring?

Our Spain in Spring 2016 tour is a very special exploration of what is arguably Europe's most fascinating country, where the combination of nature with a historic backdrop is unique and unequalled. After leading this tour several times previously, I would say that the top 3 highlights would be as follows:   1. Seeing all of Spain's wonderful birds: the rare Spanish Imperial Eagle; the hu...

Peru: Diverse, Resourceful, Resilient – and Delicious

By: Tammy Horne
I recently returned from a culinary tour of Peru, led by Gail Hall. Gail is a chef, educator, writer and food explorer with plans to go to South India for even more culinary adventures in early 2016. For me, the common thread running through this diverse journey was the resourcefulness and resilience of Peruvians. The first day, we met Ulises, who left his job as a professor of environmental ...

Quest is at the Festival of Birds 2015

By: Justin Peter
We’re happy to be back at this year’s Festival of Birds! This event is Canada’s premier nature festival and takes place each year during the month of May at Point Pelee National Park – one of Canada’s oldest national parks and a veritable ‘hotspot’ for birds during spring migration. As part of our goal to increase awareness and appreciation for the natura...

India: Where Culture, History, Wildlife and Awe Intersect

By: Geoff Carpentier
As a youth I recall vividly “stalking” a tiger as I dreamed of this faraway place. Only much later in life, in 2014, did I have my first opportunity to travel to the Indian Subcontinent and the memories will last my lifetime!  From the shores of the Ganges to the marvel of the Amber Palace of Jaipur – the Pink City – to the Taj Mahal, everywhere I looked held me spellb...

Introducing New Quest Leader: Josh Vandermeulen

By: Justin Peter
If one’s ability to transform one’s childhood interests into a career is considered remarkable, then new Quest leader Josh Vandermeulen is a remarkable individual indeed, for he has been interested in natural history since childhood and is now doing what he loves. But don’t let his young looks fool you into thinking it has been easy for him. Although he completed by studies in Ec...