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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.

Birds of Paradise

Evolutionary Biologist Ed Scholes and Wildlife Photojournalist Tim Laman, teamed up to spend years in the tropical forests of New Guinea to understand and film all 39 birds-of-paradise found only here. Verbatim:  The Cornell Lab of Ornithology.The birds-of-paradise are among the most beautiful creatures on earth—and an extraordinary example of evolutionary adaptation. On this site ...

Our March 2013 Photo Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Mo Laidlaw of Pontiac, Quebec for this fabulous photo taken on a recent Quest Nature Tours trip to Cuba. We love how Mo captured the essence, texture and spirit of the world famous Cuban cigar.We love it so much, we have added the photo to our Cuba Country page!Thanks Mo! Happy Travels!...

An Excellent Expedition

Quest Nature Tour Leader Dave Milsom just returned with a group of intrepid travellers from Uganda - on the hunt not only for the mountain dwelling Gorilla, but also for the odd-looking heron-like bird, the Shoebill. ...

Life on Mars?

NASA's Curiosity Rover left earth from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Nov. 26, 2011, and arrived 'Somewhere' on Mars on Aug. 6, 2012, a journey of more than 8 months.  One of its key missions is to assess the ability of the Red Planet to sustain microbial life.  ...

Flying with knives

Regulations are being loosened up once again around flying with knives and utensils.  Only very small blades are permitted - great for peeling oranges while on safari or cutting off those sticky baggage tags!  Also, the king of corkscrews may also find its way back into your carry-on.  We know how much they have been missed for those special end of day sips on the balcony!...

Our February Photo Contest Winner

Congatulations to Ronald of Toronto for this wonderful photo of a very industrious Montezuma Oropendola. In Ronald's own words: When: Morning of February 15, 2013 while on a Quest Nature Tour of Costa Rica led by Gavan WatsonWhere: On the grounds of the Arenal Observatory LodgeWhy: The huge hanging nests of the Montezuma Oropendola require a lot of maintenance. After seeing a group of them worki...