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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 first installment of their three-part travel log, capturing the extraordinary experiences of traveling to Ethiopia with TravelQuest. October (…)

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The countries and communities we travel to give us so much: a lifetime of memories, deeper understanding of culture, looks into humanity, nature, history, and the grounds for establishing relationships that will last long after the tour comes to a close. We are thankful and now we are giving back. (…)

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A new year is around the corner and now is the time that many begin laying the groundwork for their 2014 vacations. Travel trends evolve annually and industry leaders work hard to stay ahead of the future of tourism as we seek ways to fulfil the wanderlust desires of our (…)

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There is nothing quite like experiencing the totality of a solar eclipse. Invigorating senses of amazement, awe and wonder are met with peace and tranquility as you take in the magnitude of witnessing something that is literally out of this world. Whether your first or fifth time, the moment is an (…)

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At TQ, we like to remain on the leading edge of travel as we visit some of the globe’s most must-see locales. As our roster for 2014 is no exception, today we found out that one tour is soon to be the most sought-after. Acclaimed travel publication Lonely Planet recently (…)

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We are just a few short days into our Africa 2013 eclipse trips and it has been a wild ride, already! With three groups on simultaneous adventures throughout the stunning, storied continent there is sure to be no shortage of memorable moments that we look forward to sharing as soon (…)

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Another extraordinary adventure is under our belt and we are already longing to be back in Iceland again. A few short weeks ago, our 2013 Fire, Ice and Aurora trip brought TQ guests to the heart of one of Earth’s most incredible natural phenomena – the Northern Lights. Awe-inspiring nightly (…)

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We all have a bucket list – those things we dream to one day do, the experiences that would make life just that much more complete. For many, the bucket list is driven by wanderlust; a list chocked full of activities from around the globe ranging from breathtaking to heart-pumping and back (…)

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Not many can say they have traveled and stayed on the equator, but visitors to Kenya can add that feather to their cap – or stamp on their passport, if you will. Located in eastern Africa on the equator, the country is known for being home to the second highest (…)

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You’ve heard of a house party and a birthday party, but have you heard of a sky party? No dancing and DJ’s included; wide open skies and the astronomical wonders of Mother Nature are all we need. To plan a successful sky party, you need a few ingredients: superb views, (…)

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There are many emotional experiences you encounter during travel. Be it the pure peace of a deserted beach or the euphoria from the first taste of truly delicious cuisine, the feelings run high and run the gamut when you’re on the road. But when it comes to adventure travel, those (…)

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Far from TQ HQ in Prescott is a pristine, snow-capped expanse that is navigated by a relative few, yet captivating to all who become aware of its unique beauty. Today, we are dreaming of Svalbard. An archipelago located north of Europe’s mainland in the Arctic Ocean, Svalbard constitutes the most northern part of Norway. Because (…)

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Today is October 1 which for many means on the onset of changing leaves, crisp autumn air and the smell of pumpkin pie filling the house. While those are all lovely things, at TQ, October 2013 means one thing: the countdown to totality is on! We are just over one (…)

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There’s no undermining the fact that putting together TravelQuest tour is no small feat. Years of meticulous planning go into each and every international adventure to ensure that the experience is as safe and seamless as it is extraordinary and purely enjoyable. Needles to say, when tour time comes, the anticipation (…)

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We have been to some incredible destinations, seen once-in-a-lifetime phenomena and gone places that most will never go. Yet through all of that, perhaps the best part about TravelQuest is the community we’ve built; the people we call guests, and friends. Whether you have joined us for two trips or (…)

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From the kaleidoscopic array of rich colors to the mesmerizing aroma of spice markets filling the streets, Morocco is an experience for the senses unlike any other. The rich cultural legacy of the country is reflected in  every turn as African and European influences blend harmoniously to create a simply fascinating destination. Located less (…)

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The TQ offices are simply abuzz today as we are less than two weeks away from another incredible aurora viewing trip in Iceland and five weeks away from three simultaneous tours to Africa to view the total solar eclipse of 2013. From finalizing the details and checking off our to-do (…)

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Our sense of wanderlust is strong today as we are just two and a half weeks away from embarking on yet another extraordinary TQ journey. On September 29 we will journey together to the pristine expanse of Iceland where we will bask in the beauty of the northern lights and (…)

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Time seriously flies when you’re having fun. It’s hard to believe that summer has come and gone, the holidays are soon to be upon us, only to be followed swiftly by the onset of another new year! Yes, before we know it it will be 2014 and we will be (…)

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Much like our travel-obsessed friends, guests and colleagues, the team at TQ spends some of our free time flipping the pages of the latest travel magazines, reading industry news and day dreaming about our next escape. Today we came across one piece that rang especially true: “So Summer’s Almost Over. (…)

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