Articles by: Classical Pursuits

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Dubai Slideshow 2014

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Dubai Slideshow 2014

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TRAVEL PURSUITS – Melanie Blake se rapelle la Belle Epoque Paris en septembre

TRAVEL PURSUITS – Melanie Blake se rapelle la Belle Epoque Paris en septembre

  The leaves were showing their first golden tinge when we arrived in the Luxembourg Gardens, and a few had begun to fall on beds still bright with summer flowers. The city’s springtime glories are undeniable, but for me the best time to visit Paris has always been September. It’s […]

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Talking Turkey – 2013

Talking Turkey – 2013

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GUEST BLOG – Travel Deeper: Russia Through Artists’ Eyes

GUEST BLOG – Travel Deeper: Russia Through Artists’ Eyes

For years Russia remained hidden behind the Iron Curtain. Then with the dissolution of the Soviet Union, we saw the extraordinary culture and natural beauty of this vast country for the first time. Yet one gem remains unknown to the West: the artists of the Golden Age – Repin, Kromskoy, […]

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La Belle Epoque in Paris, September 2013

La Belle Epoque in Paris, September 2013

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GUEST BLOG – Marsha Faubert reports from the Camino de Santiago

GUEST BLOG – Marsha Faubert reports from the Camino de Santiago

We are now two thirds of the way to Santiago and looking forward to completing the journey we began together only one week ago. After meeting in Madrid, our group made our way to Leon where we were met by our guide Jason, an expat Brit who has made Spain […]

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TRAVEL PURSUITS – Getting to Know You à la Turque

TRAVEL PURSUITS – Getting to Know You à la Turque

What makes a trip memorable? We work hard to create a deeply satisfying experience through a balance of in-depth discussion of illuminating readings, guided walks to immerse ourselves in the cultural and natural history of a place, generous free time, convivial company, and exceptional cuisine. One of the most memorable […]

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TRAVEL PURSUITS – Unexpected fall openings to Camino de Santiago and to Turkey

TRAVEL PURSUITS – Unexpected fall openings to Camino de Santiago and to Turkey

Travelling can open a window out onto the world around us and into our selves. Two of our trips this autumn maybe offer a little more of one or the other: TAKING YOUR SOUL FOR A STROLL: 160 km along the Camino de Santiago October 15- 27, 2013 On our […]

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TRAVEL PURSUITS – Sean Forester on 19th century Russian Art

TRAVEL PURSUITS – Sean Forester on 19th century Russian Art

At Toronto Pursuits last week, we had an evening travel bazaar where leaders for upcoming trips to India, Iceland, Turkey, and New Orleans were able to talk about the delights that await traveller to those destinations. Sean Forester, who will be leading our Russia’s Golden Age trip, was in California […]

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GUEST BLOG – Paul Keeton

On the Origin of Species – Darwin In this seminal book, Darwin made the argument to society and to our group that created a paradigm shift in our thinking. He took the current view of the time and turned it upside-down. Before his book was published, people had viewed different […]

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