The Worldwide Quest Blog
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Peru: Diverse, Resourceful, Resilient – and DeliciousBy: 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 2015By: 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
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 VandermeulenBy: 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...
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 ColumbiaBy: 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...
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- All Before Breakfast at Asa Wright Nature Centre
- Alum's Career on the Ocean Began in the Forest
- Laurielle's Upper Mekong Photo Blog
- Morocco: A Film Lovers' Paradise
- The Legendary Black Dragon Pool
- "Beyond the Beaches" in the Dominican Republic
- Martine's Top 5 Highlights from Ethiopia
- Sounds of a Ger
- A Glimpse into the Golden City’s Exquisite Desert Festival
Bengal Tiger at Ranthambore National Park, India taken by Justin Peter
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