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.
Diversity and Landscapes of CubaBy: Glenn Barrett
Choosing a favourite day on Quest’s Best of Cuba trip would be a challenge as each day provides new habitats to explore, species to observe and island culture to experience. However, Day 10 always stands out as a highlight when I reflect back on this 2-week long trip to the jewel of the Caribbean.The day begins with us leaving the sun-kissed beaches of Cuba’s south coast, where we had ...
Curious about Oman?By: Laurielle Penny
Until the late 1970s, Oman was well hidden and very little was known about the country. But that’s not to say the Oman is one of the more conservative countries in the Middle East. Quite the contrary; buildings show both Arabic and English names; there is no income tax; education and health services are free. The country is ruled by the monarch the Qaboos bin Said al Said. Contrasts abound h...
Northwest Passage Bound - on a little row boat
Our voyage in the well appointed Ioffe this August may very likely be passing a much more ambitious expedition in the likes of crew member Kevin Vallely who will be part of a team of 4 men planning to row the Northwest Passage. Their goal is admirable: collect scientific data for Fisheries and Oceans Canada that will help provide 'early warnings' of how the Arctic is changing....
Off the Beaten Track in VenezuelaBy: Justin Peter
Venezuela has garnered media attention for its abundant petroleum resources and sometimes colourful political figures. But it is otherwise a 'quiet' nation as far as headlines are concerned, even more so as regards its value as a nature-based holiday destination. This is a shame since this tropical country has many features that make it an excellent place well worth exploring. From the landforms, ...
Change of Plans
A March 2013 decision to permit small knives back on planes has been reversed “after extensive engagement with the Aviation Security Advisory Committee, law enforcement officials, passenger advocates, and other important stakeholders” by the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) in the US. A revised list has been posted to help you with what you can and cannot take on board...
The world-famous Pinta Island tortoise Lonesome George who was the last of his kind when he died in June 2012, will be preserved in consultation with the American Museum of Natural History. George was an icon for biodiversity conservation and will be on display at the Museum for a limited time starting this winter before he is returned to the Galápagos. ...
- My kind of walk…
- A TALE OF TWO CITIES - Havana: Capital of Creativity
- The Gambia is a Hit!
- In the Footsteps of the Artist with Nella Cotrupi
- The Splendour of Russia Through an Artist’s Eyes
- Let’s Go Dutch
- Joy to the CITIES!
- Reading List for Epic Northwest Passage Expedition
- Welcome to the RCGS Resolute
- Only 4 spaces left on Havana!
We Want To Hear From You!
Have a travel tip or news item you want to share with us? Please send us an email with the details and if we can credit you for providing us with the info!