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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.

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...

There is a road in Norway

It is built on several small islands and reefs.  It has eight bridges.  It runs along the Norwegian coast and more dramatically the open sea. It is a spectacle and an engineering marvel .. and not for the faint of heart....

January Photo Contest Winner

We couldn't help but fall in love with this little South African darling - the lilac breasted roller shot by Bernice Benson of Smith Falls.  Congratulations Bernice! Remember our February Photo Contest is now open.  Send your entries to photos@worldwidequest.com. ...

Namibia: The Sheltering Desert

Are you booked on one of our Namibia trips?  Or are you still deciding whether you should book on one of our Namibia trips?  Either way we can heartily recommend you read The Sheltering Desert by Henno Martin.  This fantastic travel/adventure book was written in 1957 about two German scientists who escape into the famed Namib Desert to avoid incarceration into the Germany Army at th...

New hope for saving Indian vultures

First you need to identify there is problem, then determine what that problem is and then convince others that is a problem and that you have a solution.   This is a remarkable story resulting in an unprecedented multi-government agreement....