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Life Above Street Level: The Joys Of A Spanish Balcony

May 16th, 2024
Life Above Street Level: The Joys Of A Spanish Balcony

Every time I arrived in Spain, one thing hits me hard. Not at first, not when the traffic is noisy and the roads are wide - but later, when I’m walking down narrow side-streets and it’s quiet enough to hear bird song - and then, that’s when I notice it.

What’s It Like To WorkAway?

April 26th, 2024
What’s It Like To WorkAway?

In last week’s newsletter, Gordon tentatively laid out the case for a new kind of trip, the WorkAway:

“The basic idea is that, as our jobs get more and more do-able from home, why not play with the idea of “home” a little bit, and do our work from the exact same place we’d have been taking our vacations in another, less mobile era.

Making Good Travel Memories Why Pen & Paper Works Best After All

April 12th, 2024
Making Good Travel Memories Why Pen & Paper Works Best After All

It’s official: the best way to make your travel memories stick is writing them down by hand.

When I first started writing for Wheel & Anchor, I was fresh from being a professional travel writer - and I felt like I knew the danger that cameras face to our travel memories, as I wrote here:

“When you arrive in a new place, when something spectacular appears in front of you, or when happy chance puts you in exactly the right place at the right time for an experience nobody could ever predict – make sure you do nothing.

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