Greetings from Thailand!
This past week we had part IV of our Future Travel Forum series, looking at such destinations in Central and Eastern Europe as Austria, the Czech Republic and Poland, and Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria. I received a ton of great feedback from our community about both the destinations and the forums, and one member in particular commented that our efforts to keep the conversation going about travel were 'keeping the dream of travel alive' for her.
I found that quite touching and I would absolutely agree that that is one of our chief goals here at Wheel & Anchor! Certainly it's more relevant now than ever, but even prior to the pandemic, sharing the inspiration and the many gifts of travel has been a driving force for me personally for most of my life, and it is indeed a core value that underpins our community here.
People often ask me what it's like or how I manage to bring groups of people to the far-flung corners of the planet, and while there are many details to keep in order and occasional challenges along the way, in truth there are few things that energize me more than sharing and facilitating the mind-opening experience of travel for other people.
Your dreams of travel matter - both on an individual and collective level - and I stand committed to doing whatever we can to bring them to fruition.
I'm pleased to release the second part (though sequentially speaking, it's actually the first) of our November 2021 trip through the Middle East, where we'll be exploring Israel & Jordan and the many significant historical and religious sites in those countries. The full itinerary can be found below and we'll be doing the webinar for it on Oct 27 - the registration link for that can also be found with a short scroll down.
We'll also be rolling out some more editions of our Future Travel Forum series in the coming weeks, including ones on Australia and New Zealand, Sub-Saharan Africa, and several on some unique rail journeys and lesser-known river cruises. If imagination is the only option for the moment, then we're fully on board.
Lastly, we asked in last week's webinar what you'd like to see more of from us, and I'll repeat the question here - how can we serve you better, or what would you like more of? Your input is always greatly appreciated.
Keep well and I encourage you to indulge in a little optimism for the future...our time is coming eventually 🙂