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A Unique and Authentic Canadian Experience at Fogo Island Inn

By: Judi Cohen
I had the opportunity to spend a long weekend last summer at Fogo Island Inn situated on an island off an island in Newfoundland, Canada. Getting there was part of the experience, with a flight to Gander, Newfoundland followed by a 45-minute ferry ride from the ferry launch in Welcome to Fogo Island. I have heard Zita Cobb, the visionary who founded Fogo Island Inn, speak several times about the F...

Festival of Birds 2017: Recap + Winner!

By: Justin Peter
We were so pleased to be a part of the recent Festival of Birds at Point Pelee National Park. This beautiful park is rightly considered a bird migration hotspot of international significance and thousands of nature lovers had an opportunity to enjoy the annual rites of spring here. What were some highlights from this year’s festival?   The Birds! This is surely not a surprise. ItR...

Bhutan's Zhiwa Ling hotel: centuries-old traditions meet luxury in the Paro valley

By: Ian Shanahan
If you believe that positivity is contagious, then you’ll want to stop by our office and chat with Worldwide Quest President Lewie Gonsalves about his past visits to Bhutan. This relatively small Himalayan nation borders Lewie’s home country of India, and he has developed a profound connection to its scared places and alpine vistas. In 2005, a new luxury hotel was constructed in the h...

Carleton's Most Interesting Man on Campus

By: Laurielle Penny
This November, Rod Phillips is leading our Chile and Argentina Wine Tour. Watch this video to get to know the most interesting man on Carleton's campus!Rod Phillips has taught at Carleton since 1989, and gives a popular course on the history of alcohol each year. He also judges in wine competitions in Canada, Europe, and elsewhere, and regularly travels to wine regions around the world. ...

Join the magic in Foley's Shed on Fogo Island

By: Amanda Butler
The award-winning Fogo Island Inn seems to be on pretty much every traveller’s bucket list lately, and for good reason! Aside from the luxurious amenities, the Inn offers an immersive East Coast Canadian experience that’s a refreshing remedy to our often hectic lives.An experience at Fogo Island Inn is made special by the Fogo Islanders themselves. The Inn offers a taste of life as an ...

Magical Himalayan Kingdoms

By: Lewie Gonsalves
Worldwide Quest President Lewie Gonsalves defines this as the “trip of a lifetime” – a pretty definitive statement for someone who’s been travelling the world for over 40 years. Every year or two, Lewie leads this remarkable journey across the so-called ‘roof of the world’ through the Magical Himalayan Kingdoms. Both in the stunning natural architecture of the H...