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On The Trail of Darwin's Finches

By: Justin Peter
Most everyone has heard of the Darwin’s Finches – that group of birds in the Galapagos thought to have evolved from a common ancestor that landed in the archipelago a long time ago. As the story goes, different lineages of finches arose on the islands through natural selection, leading to the evolution of several distinct species with bills of different shapes and sizes.  Though t...

Humahuk Expedition supported in part by One Ocean Expeditions

By: Laurielle Penny
With a reputation for innovation and quality expeditions, our polar partner One Ocean Expeditions is a proud sponsor of the upcoming Humahuk Expedition – a ground search using oral traditions to find the remains of the Franklin Expedition. 'For well over 30 years, I have been fascinated by the mystery of Sir John Franklin, and his fated expedition. This fascination, which has led to over ...

A Polar Bear Record: Counting Back From 43

By: Ian Shanahan
“We’ve got a visual on a Walrus in the water straight ahead,” echoed over each zodiac driver’s radio. Expedition leader Boris Wise had just turned flagging hope into fervent anticipation. Our final wildlife target on our last full day was a long-shot at best as we circled Monumental Island in the southern Davis Strait. We had almost completed a full circuit of the island am...

Lynette Husum on, “Why would you ever want to go to India?”

By: Lynette Husum
“Why would you ever want to go to India?” 'Why wouldn't you want to visit India?' is what we would reply.I have recently read on line the acronym for some individuals’ experience of INDIA: 'I'll Never Do It Again.' However our experience has been completely the opposite. Our acronym for INDIA is: 'I Need to Do It Always'.We have visited India twice. In 2014 we visited Northern In...

Hotels in South India You May Never Want to Leave

By: Laurielle Penny
When we create a Private Journey for you, we pay attention to where you put your head down at the end of a day filled with amazing experiences. I’ve just stayed at two gorgeous heritage properties that you may never want to leave. We’ll make sure you stay when we create your Private Journey to South India.The Palais de Mahe in Pondicherry was designed with the approval of the Indian Na...

Quest will be at the Festival of Birds!

By: Justin Peter
Nature enthusiasts the world over will flock to Point Pelee National Park in Ontario’s deep south this spring to enjoy spring migration. I’m thrilled to announce that Quest Nature Tours will once again be there! This park, one of the oldest of Canada’s National Parks, has long held the distinction of hosting an excellent concentration and variety of migrant birds, making for exce...