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GUEST BLOG — Bobbi Speck on Russia’s Golden Age

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Apr 30, 2014

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GUEST BLOG — Bobbi Speck on Russia’s Golden Age

NOTA BENE: Many of you will know that Sean Forester, classical painter and lover of 19th century Russian art, literature and music, had to cut short his trip due to a death in the family. Sean did get to escort the group through the Tetryakov Gallery in Moscow and lead […]

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GUEST POST — Gary Schoepfel thanks Ashish for the gift of India

GUEST POST — Gary Schoepfel thanks Ashish for the gift of India

Ashish, you have given us a great and wonder-filled gift: India You have given us India’s sights: • Palaces and mountains, • Lakes and mighty forts, • Tombs and gardens, elephants, Persian wells, and Punjabi suits, • Temples and mustard fields, • Tools to read the heavens and camels, • […]

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GUEST POST — Céleste Zurbrigg recounts her trip to incredible India

GUEST POST — Céleste Zurbrigg recounts her trip to incredible India

Céleste Zurbrigg from Edmonton, Alberta, was a participant on the Classical Pursuits India trip. She has been keeping travel diaries for a long time, and this post she shares some entries from the trip through Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Narlai and Varanasi. January 13, Arrived in Delhi Twenty-four hours after my […]

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GUEST POST – Spare Beauty and Epic Literature in Iceland with Mark Cwik

GUEST POST – Spare Beauty and Epic Literature in Iceland with Mark Cwik

Iceland is stark and stunning. It’s everything the travel brochures say it is: beautiful in a way that’s hard to imagine without visiting. When I travelled to Iceland a few years ago, I couldn’t get enough of the glaciers, waterfalls, geysers and gorges, the vast lava fields and the miles […]

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TRAVEL PURSUITS – Camino Reflection + AV Memory (by Mssrs. Schoepfel + Marquis)

TRAVEL PURSUITS – Camino Reflection + AV Memory (by Mssrs. Schoepfel + Marquis)

This past fall I took my soul for a stroll. When I set out from León, Spain, with Santiago on my mind, I had no notion of just how much that undefinable part of me wanted to walk. Apparently, it had been whispering to me for some time. Apparently, I […]

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TRAVEL PURSUITS – Gary Schoepfel Talks Turkey

TRAVEL PURSUITS – Gary Schoepfel Talks Turkey

So many things meet at the Bosphorus: continents, East and West, mosque and basilica, silk hijab and leather skirt, ancient ruins and post-modern skyscrapers, tribal sensitivities and nationalistic pride, complex history and a hope-filled future, 100 different tongues… May I tell you who I met up with on my recent […]

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La Belle Epoque in Paris, September 2013

La Belle Epoque in Paris, September 2013

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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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