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Giant bills help toucans keep thier cool!

    To Charles Darwin it was emblematic of sexual desirability. To French naturalists it was “grossly monstrous”. But even to the uneducated eye, it was conspicuous as an alarmingly oversized appendage. The toucan’s bill is one of the most bizarre products of evolution, but in the past 200 years scientists have failed to agree […]

Top 10 useful pieces of kit

10. Gaffa tape; if you have a problem gaffa tape is usually the answer, from torn tents to leaking water bottles it does it all.   9. Para cord; ideal for hanging mosquito nets or used as a washing line.   8. Zip lock bags; for putting random stuff in, and preventing sun tan cream exploding onto everything […]

Quest4Change latest news

The Quest Overseas dedicated charity Quest4Change has been getting up to some rather exciting things already this year and I thought I’d post a blog to let you know all about them. Firstly a massive thank you to all the volunteers and fundraisers who have worked tirelessly for Quest4Change this year, many of whom are […]

Please sponsor Jon’s mammoth triathlon effort!

  After weeks of swims between the piers in Brighton and long cycle rides to Worthing and back, Our South America Manager, Jon Cassidy will be dusting off his speedos and bike to take part in the Mazda London Triathlon on Saturday 1st August raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support, an extremely worthwhile cause which […]

Katie’s funds boosted by Watson Wyatt

About 12 months ago, Quest Overseas was contacted by Katie’s mother, interested in supporting the project Katie worked on with Quest in Peru back in 2000. Since then, the response from her friends, family and work colleagues has been just incredible, with all manner of crazy activities bringing in some much needed suport. In December, friends […]

Jane Goodall to visit Bolivia Animal Sanctuary!

  The guys at the animal sanctuaries in Bolivia are extremely excited, as we have recently learned that Jane Goodall is coming to visit later this year! Jane Goodall is one of the World’s most famous scientists. Her pioneering study of wild chimpanzees, begun over 40 years ago in Tanzania, revolutionised how we think about […]

Fancy cycling from Rio to Quito?

For anyone with a spare 4 months and £10,000, you may want to consider taking part in the Vuelta Sudamericana, an epic cycle race from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil to Quito in Ecuador – any takers?! I’m afraid if you are interested, your chance has passed for this year, to do the whole route […]

Lake of Stars Festival

This years Lake of Stars will take place from the 15th – 18th October on the shores of Lake Malawi.  The world famous fetival has had passed performers such as Felix B (Basement Jaxx), Annie Mac, Rodney P & Skitz and DJ Yoda , South Africa ’s Goldfish and Blue African Skies, plus some of […]

Expedition Team Build a House in a Day!

We did say our expedition would be full of surprises! Our Andean Expedition team arrived in Lima a few weeks ago ready to take on a whole host of challenges throughout Peru, Chile and Bolivia. As promised though, we made a brief stop to visit our community project in Villa Maria, and waiting for them […]