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Roll mat maintenance- TravelTipTuesday

Inflatable-roll-mats are ever popular for hikers, and for many, one of their most important pieces of kit. They are getting lighter and lighter, keep you warm but also make sure you have a comfortable night’s sleep. These modern roll mats also pride themselves on durability. After all, there is nothing worse than a pop or […]

Quest Overseas Recipe of the Week

Papas rellenas con queso: Stuffed potatoes with cheese This delicious, cheap South American street food is fantastic for those looking for a quick snack before/during/after lunch. Best fried and filled with cheese (although outside of Sucre, the Bolivia capital, it is far more common to be filled with ground meat or chicken). Total cooking time: […]

It is just a bit of mud! Glastonbury 2016

Glastonbury music festival brings a few things to mind: funky fashion fads, (sometimes) fantastic live music, smelly toilets and of course MUD! This year is set for even more than before. The ground is saturated from a very wet British June with more rain predicted to fall. However, is it really that bad? ”worst mud ever’ […]

Can travelling lead to work?

6 Reasons that travel can make you more employable Final exams are coming to an end – or have already ended if you’re lucky enough! – and so many of you may be wondering “what shall I do with my newfound freedom?” Travelling and seeing a new part of the world can be a great […]

When your rucksack becomes your home!

Top tips to pack your travel bag You reach the point when you suddenly realise everything you could ever need can fit into a rucksack and follow you around the world. It becomes your home. Homes should be pretty. And here is how you can achieve this: Take off your airport flight tags There is […]

Choquequirao- the Lonely Machu Picchu

An Alternative Inca Trail 7-days trekking into the wilderness of the lost Incan Empire could bring you face to face with not one, but two of their lost cities: Machu Picchu and her rather underappreciated, larger brother, Choquequirao. As one of the more remote Incan ruins, only the adventurous are drawn to Choquequirao- the isolation […]

5 Questions to Ask when Choosing a Volunteer Programme Abroad

So you’re thinking about volunteering abroad over Summer, but you’re not sure where to start? Or maybe you’ve started researching but you’re not sure how to make the best choice? With so many options out there, looking for a volunteer programme abroad can be daunting to say the least and with so many considerations to […]

Bolivian jungle report- a fascinating insight

Many thanks to Quest volunteer superstar Tina for this honest account about her time away with Quest. We love hearing from our volunteers once they make it back home. Great work and beautiful pictures of the animals you cared for. ”To make this journey happen, I persuaded my mother and underwent a complicated visa application […]

Report from back home – Bolivia Summer

Sometimes when our teams are out in the field, there just isn’t the time to sit down at a computer and send us updates on their progress. Many thanks though to Ella from this summer’s Bolivia project team, for sending us her thoughts after coming home – read on! Ambue Ari : Working with the […]

Andean Exped – knowing when to turn back

Thanks from our sterling leader Matty for this gripping account! What is it that draws us to the mountains? When you think about the cost, physically, mentally and financially, and compare it to the fleeting moments gained at a mountain summit it really does make no sense.  However, the impulse to propel oneself to the […]