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The Worldwide Quest Blog

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

Madagascar: Evolution Gone Wild!

By: Pete Read
I cannot wait to get back to Madagascar! It is an island of wonderful and unique natural history and wildlife and it should be on any nature lover’s priority travel list. Its isolation for eons has allowed for its flora and fauna to develop into a great diversity of unique forms.   Among its natural treasures are the emblematic lemurs – a fascinating group of diverse primates...

On the Road with Ann: It's Colombia, not Columbia

By: Ann Kirkland
A funny thing happens when I travel with Classical Pursuits: I fall in love. OK, It may be more philia than eros, but a deep and enduring affection develops for the country I am visiting. It happened in Egypt, in India, in Vietnam and Cambodia.I leave home with great curiosity about what makes a place tick, and how it feels to be a citizen of that place. And, while there, both through discussing t...

Exploring Antarctica on One Ocean's Akademik Ioffe

By: Amanda Woods
“Welcome to Antarctica!” As we are helped out of our zodiacs and step foot on the Antarctic continent for the first time, our One Ocean expedition leader Boris Wise’s enthusiasm for what we’re experiencing appears to match our own. He may have been here many times before, but this is a place where it would be hard to grow weary of.After being told which areas are safe for u...

An Eclectic Country in the South

By: Justin Peter
How many countries can boast such varied habitats as desert, lowland tropical rainforest, glaciers, hilly cloud forests, and high arid plateau, with an attendant variety of wildlife, scenery, and intriguing civilization too? We reckon that only a select few countries could fit these criteria and we think that Peru matches these criteria best. I had the opportunity to discover this for myself durin...

Women Beyond Borders in India

By: Laurielle Penny
On International Women's Day, our Womens Travel Network group experienced an unforgettable evening in Jaipur, India. It was called Women Beyond Borders and all the major newspapers in India covered the event! The who's who of Jaipur attended the function, which had speakers, ceremonies, books and a variety of tenacious women, each with their own story.       &nbs...

Highlights of Indonesia

By: Lewie Gonsalves
There’s no shortage of spiritual or mind-bending places to explore in Indonesia. Experience it all with a Worldwide Quest President’s Tour this fall! We asked Lewie Gonsalves what he’s most looking forward to seeing and experiencing with the group:   UbudEat, Pray, Love and Julia Roberts... terraced rice fields and quaint markets I expected, but what was surprising...