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Arthur Frommer: I Love This Canadian Program of Literary Discussions and ToursBy: Arthur Frommer
Every year, thousands of English-speaking adults gather at a number of famous universities to engage for a July week or two in discussion of the great books or great issues. Led by a faculty member of these schools, participants pursue a “learning vacation” at places like Oxford and Cambridge in England, Cornell in upstate New York, or St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico.T...
Most Liveable Cities: Where People FlourishBy: Ann Kirkland, Urban Explorer
When I start something new, the best part is the rambling research. I stumble on endless fascinating things, and I have to shake myself and say, “Basta cosi! Stick to the knitting if you want to get this pig to market” (to mash up metaphors). So, why not share some of the gems I've found while creating the new Most Liveable Cities tours for Worldwide Quest. I encourage you to noodle ar...
All Before Breakfast at Asa Wright Nature CentreBy: Glenn Barrett
When I’m staying at the Asa Wright Nature Centre in Trinidad, there is no temptation to roll over, hit the snooze button and sleep a little longer when my alarm goes off just before dawn. Outside, the pre-dawn chorus of insects and birds has already begun! I freshen up and I’m ready to go. Camera, binoculars, field guide – check!!Leaving the cabin and stepping carefully over a bu...
Alum's Career on the Ocean Began in the ForestBy: alumni UBC
For a Forestry grad, Aaron Lawton (BSF ’07) spends an awful lot of time where there are no trees at all. As operations director of One Ocean Expeditions for the past 10 years, Aaron runs a company specializing in tours of Antarctica, the Canadian Arctic, and Greenland. So how did he get here, and why?“It started at Trent University in Ontario, where I was studying physical geography an...
Laurielle's Upper Mekong Photo BlogBy: Laurielle Penny
Upper Mekong River CruiseFebruary 15 – March 1, 2019I travelled on this ship in February, 2017 to check it out in advance of our February, 2019 tour. And I loved it!If, like me, you enjoy seeing interesting, hard-to-get-to places and are not a ‘cruise’ person, I think this might be for you. The feeling of “I’m here where very few travellers have been” is thrill...
Morocco: A Film Lovers' ParadiseBy: Evergreen G.
Morocco is filled with the world’s most stunning scenery, fascination history, and rich culture. It’s no surprise that its tapestry of colour and character is used as the backdrop to several critically acclaimed films and television series. Continue reading for five critically acclaimed movies and television series that were filmed in various regions of Morocco. Our upcoming tour Trave...
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- 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
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