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In mere moments, our adventure begins as our group gathers in Madrid, the tour’s jumping off point. Most of us are American, though somehow a Canadian and two Germans managed to join the company. In Madrid we’ll meet our local guide: Cesar Higueras Sanz. Cesar is a student of history, (…)

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Welcome, travelers, to TravelQuest’s “Expressions of the Past” trip blog. On this journey, we are trying a little experiment. Along with our excellent local guide (Cesar Higueras), we’ve added a TQ Trip Leader (that would be me) who will be shooting stills and video during the trip, describing a daily (…)

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TQ’s recent trek to the South Pole was a wild success! This amazing video was filmed during the adventure by a Japanese filmmaker in the group with a GoPRO camera mounted to a small drone. The first portion of the video was taken at base camp, the tent village at (…)

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This week at TravelQuest we are reminiscing about our recent Iceland: Fire, Ice & Aurora tour and it’s definitely getting us excited for our upcoming Iceland tour in the spring! Our fall travelers embarked on an amazing journey to experience the natural beauty of Iceland’s contrasting landscapes and chase the (…)

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Here we are at the start of a fresh new year and we are excited about what 2014 holds for TQ and our travelers! As our 2013 adventures turn into cherished memories, we get ready to embark on five more extraordinary journeys this year. 2014 is an ‘eclipse-less’ year but (…)

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In the last days of 2013 we are yet again astonished by the places the last year has taken us. From the deserts of Africa to the frozen tundras of Iceland, it was a journey of extraordinary proportions. A seemingly endless list of memories, tales and triumphs stick out as (…)

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As temperatures are chilly in most parts of the country, minds are certain to wander to warmer climates. Right now, we can picture sandy beaches, palm trees swaying with the crystal blue waters as the backdrop. That description may sound like a lot of islands, but one island that is (…)

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In less than three months, TravelQuest International will be heading to Costa Rica for a celestial trip of a lifetime. We are officially counting down to the ultimate sky party during our trip from March 1-8 that will take place in the southern night sky. On view in the starry (…)

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Seasoned and novice travelers are adding more and more international destinations to their travel plans. According to the recent findings of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, global tourism grew 5 percent in the first nine months of 2013. Tourist arrivals reached a record 845 million across the world, which was (…)

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In January 2013, an intimate group of TravelQuest guests joined Founder Aram Kaprielian to embark on the adventure of a lifetime: an expedition to Antarctica. Now nearly one year later, we are gearing up to do it again. In just a few short weeks, a group of TQ travelers will ring (…)

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All eyes are on Brazil as the 2014 World Cup approaches, not to mention the country’s recent inclusion in travel magazine Lonely Planet’s “Best in Travel 2014 – top 10 countries” has it on many travelers list of must-sees. Rio de Janeiro may be top of mind for many, but (…)

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‘Tis the season for over-eating, over-stressing and over-spending as the hectic holidays kick into high gear. While this time is a beautiful one, it’s undeniably manic as we all work tirelessly to cram every bit of work and play into a few weeks time. Yet as a terrific 2013 comes to an (…)

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You may be planning your New Year’s Eve party and looking forward to a fresh start in 2014, but here at TQ, 2015 is on our mind! Now, this is not to say that 2014 won’t be an extraordinary one as we head from the North Pole to Antarctica and (…)

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Travel is a beautiful thing. Travel enhanced by history is even better. But travel combined with historical context, acclaimed art, wine and cuisine? That is an unforgettable combination. Learning about a country’s history through culinary exploration and local arts are some of the best ways to truly understand a culture. (…)

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Düsseldorf is a hotspot for European visitors. The German city is a center of international business and finance, it’s far more than suits and briefcases. In Düsseldorf, a vibrant culture, bustling nightlife scene and if you are in town in November, the biggest cultural event of the year, Carnival, awaits leisure (…)

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While in pursuit of the 2013 total solar eclipse, our guests David Selden and Julie Pace kept an incredible travel dairy, documenting the sights and sounds of the African country. Here is the final installment of their three-part travel log, capturing the extraordinary experiences of traveling to Ethiopia with TravelQuest. (…)

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There is no doubt that mobile devices have made our lives easier. From accessing recipes to directions, email and everything in between, having the Internet at our fingertips keeps us constantly engaged with both brands and individuals. And our industry is of no exception. Travelers can access information on cultures, (…)

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We’re feeling rather nostalgic this week as we reminisce on what was an incredible total solar eclipse experience just a few short weeks ago. On November 3, 2013, a magnificent eclipse traveled over Africa where a multitude of TravelQuest guests witnessed in wonder from four various perches. While some were (…)

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While in pursuit of the 2013 total solar eclipse, our guests David Selden and Julie Pace kept an incredible travel dairy, documenting the sights and sounds of the African country. Here is the second installment of their three-part travel log, capturing the extraordinary experiences of traveling to Ethiopia with TravelQuest. (…)

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Bali is a world of color. From its bright and diverse art forms to the emerald green hues of the landscapes, visual wonders abound as culture take center stage throughout the awe-inspiring Indonesian land. Surrounded by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, Bali is one of the 7,500 islands (…)

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