You may never have considered camping in the snow without a tent in Antarctica, but now is the time to add it to your bucket list. Worldwide Quest’s Laurielle Penny recalls her experience of camping without a tent on the Antarctic Peninsula: After an amazing day exploring at Orne Harbour and Neko Harbour along the Antarctic… Read more
Taiwan may not be on your radar yet – but it should be! There’s fabulous food, a trendy contemporary art scene, gorgeous scenery, clean and efficient infrastructure and, before it gets on the mainstream radar, great value. Asian art specialist and UBC alumna Susan Lahey may lead you and fellow UBC alumni on a future… Read more
On the alumni UBC safari through Tanzania in February, 2017, tour leader and UBC alumnus Greg Sharam plans to host a picnic or two atop a kopje. When Dr. Sharam lived and studied in the Serengeti, he spent a particularly memorable evening around a campfire on a kopje during the great wildebeest migration. Read his stirring account.
Diane and Doug travel the world and find inspiration through the culture’s cuisine. They recently led an alumni UBC group tour through Japan called Japan: Food, Fitness and Healthy Ageing. They returned home with two special recipes to share with us. You can find the recipes on our travel partner, Worldwide Quest’s site.
This November, our group of alumni UBC travellers headed off on an expedition tour to the Amazon Basin in Peru. Beyond our adventurous spirits, there were some things that brought us together in fun, friendship and learning during our exciting week: Wildlife – I think it’s safe to say that more than a few of… Read more
This past September, UBC alumni travellers joined travellers from other North American universities on a river cruise down the Danube. Nancy Hermiston, Professor of Voice and Stage Director Head, UBC Voice and Opera Divisions (as well as the University Marshal) hosted the travellers as they explored the cultural highlights of the region. UBC travellers, Floyd… Read more
In late April, five UBC alumni and friends travelled to Southern Africa (South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe) as part of the UBC Alumni Travel Program. They joined alumni from other North American universities on an exciting and wildlife-filled two week trip. Here are some photos from the voyage. Photos Look like something you would be… Read more
This summer 41 UBC alumni and friends participated in a UBC Alumni Travel Program expedition to the Canadian Arctic and the legendary Northwest Passage. Friendships and memories were made. Presentations, conversations and learning accompanied our exploration of the great outdoors. Many photos were taken. Yes, there were polar bears! Here are a few of them… Read more