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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.

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 ...

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.  ...