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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.

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...

What I Know about the Komodo Dragon

By: Justin Peter
Komodo Dragon: for those who have heard of this animal before, it’s a name that usually commands a high degree of respect. Indeed, the world’s largest lizard may measure upwards of 10 feet in length and can weigh up to 150 pounds. It is also the top predator in its native lands: five tightly-bound and hot islands in southern Indonesia including the namesake Komodo, where it has earned ...

Gardening 101 with Gary Lewis

By: Samantha Clark
I'm a novice gardener, but I would like to have a garden. I mean a real garden; not just a place behind my house where random green plants pop up in the spring. Problem is, everything I buy from the nursery looks beautiful when I get it home, then wilts and dies under my watchful eye. Clearly I'm missing something and require some help! I asked tour leader Gary Lewis to share his most recent ...

The Fascinating World of Alice Munro

By: Mary Bird
Pioneers have always captured our imagination. My grandparents left a comfortable home and community in southern Ontario to try their luck at 82 Mile House on the gold trail to Alaska. Though it was lucrative, the pioneers gave up the house. My grandmother felt too isolated in this male dominated outpost. So home they came. There is an intriguing relic of this adventure. It is a roughly shaped...

Highlights of Canada's Great Bear Rainforest

By: Sherry Kirkvold
I cannot imagine being anywhere else in September other than the Great Bear Rainforest. This year Quest has put together an exciting new itinerary that also includes the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary. One of the great spectacles of nature and largest movements of biomass on the planet is the return of salmon from the ocean to their natal stream where they spawn and die. What is both a cradl...