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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.

We're Coming to Ottawa!

By: Justin Peter
We're hosting two back-to-back travelogues on the natural world of the following destinations: Namibia and Canada's Great Bear Rainforest. Thursday, January 22  7:00 - 8:30 PM Travelodge Hotel and Conference Centre1376 Carling Avenue, Ottawa Refreshments provided Speaker #1: Justin PeterNaturalist, world traveller and Director of Quest Nature Tours Speaker #2: Sherry KirkvoldNaturalist, wo...

We're Coming to London, Ontario!

By: Justin Peter
We're hosting three back-to-back travelogues on the natural world of the following destinations: Madagascar, South Africa and Khutzeymateen. Tuesday, January 20   7:00 - 8:30 PM Ramada Inn  817 Exeter Road, LondonRefreshments provided  Speaker #1: Pete ReadNaturalist and avid traveller  Speaker #2: Sherry KirkvoldNaturalist and geographer   Please...

Top 5 Must-See Monuments of Uzbekistan

By: Laurielle Penny
Great architects through Uzbekistan's history have created palaces, mosques, mausoleums and world famous monuments of ancient architecture. Many of these masterpieces did not survive, but by visiting those which have been preserved, it is possible to glimpse into pages of the unique country's history.Here are our top 5 must-see monuments of Uzbekistan: 1. Ark FortressBukhara's massive for...

South Africa: A Wildflower Odyssey

By: Gary Lewis
They say that before you go to the opera you should first get to know the music at home. That way when you hear the complicated and challenging vocal acrobatics at the performance you’ll recognize the music, get more out of the experience, and enjoy yourself all the more.Well, fellow travelers, you have the opportunity to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime odyssey to one of the most diverse and ...

The Familiar and Unfamiliar in the Heart of Europe

By: Justin Peter
It would be easy to accuse me of bias in extolling the virtues of Central Europe as a nature travel destination. Indeed, my paternal lineage is deeply rooted in this land, and my first visit at age 7 with my dad – to a then-communist and totalitarian Czechoslovakia as well as the neighbouring (and free) Austria – left a strong impression on me. Back then, there was an obvious psycholo...

Loving our Beloved Myanmar

By: Lynette and Roger, Worldwide Quest Clients
Just wanted to let you know that we are loving our beloved Myanmar. One year later and we are amazed at changes in the country that we have seen in the short four days here. Wifi is available in many areas, restaurants and hotels and the connection is quite strong. The other significant change is the number of ATM’s we have seen in the areas that we have travelled to. We loved viewing ...