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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.

Magnificent Migration

The Arctic Tern has an exceptionally long migration - travelling from the Arctic to the Antarctic.  With the advent of technology, seven terns were fitted with geolocators in 2011 in order to follow and study their flight paths.  Incredibly two individuals passed the Australian coastline and one had even reach New Zealand before returning to the Southern Ocean. ...

Our April 2013 Photo Contest Winner!

Congratulations to John Milling of Fort Frances, Ontario for this fun and colourful photo. John took this photo during a stop in Namibia when the group found themselves surrounded by fun loving Heroro women. See the complete picture on our Facebook page....

In honour of Chris Hadfield's return

Our man in space, Commander Chris Hadfield is returning home tomorrow - headed back to earth - after having spent months on the International Space Station.  Thanks for being such an inspiring leader and sharing your time with us.  And for making all Canadians proud.  Happy travels Chris!...

Statues Going Home Voluntarily

It is wonderful to see the continuing return of ancient statues and artifacts from institutions around the world to their origins.  The latest return will be from the Metropolitan Museum in New York:  two 10th century pieces of ancient Khmer art which have been guarding the doorway to the Met’s Southeast Asian galleries since they opened in 1994.  They were believed to been sm...

Battling eagles

It's something we are always alert for when touring - wildlife in action.   Incredibly, some of the employees at the Duluth International Airport had front row seats to a remarkable sight:  battling Bald Eagles.  They're engagement was so intense that they were unable to unlock their talons in time and crash landed on the runway at the airport.   Conservation officer ...

Recommended Read by Kobo

Letters from a Fugitive's Son by Bruce Kemp has just hit the top 5 eBook read for Kobo. This historical epic is told through the journals the son of a fugitive slave and his correspondence with General William Tecumseh Sherman and Mary Todd Lincoln. It is a well written tale of honour and circumstance. Bruce Kemp is one of Worldwide Quest's accomplished tour leaders.  Bruce will be the ...