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The Problem Facing Canadians in Europe

September 18th, 2021
The Problem Facing Canadians in Europe

Greetings from Bregenz, Austria!

A little more than a week back in Europe and I still find myself adjusting a bit to the pace of life...still one of the joys of travel, as it's indicative that I have indeed moved myself to another place! It's cool and refreshing and all in all a nice though occasionally slightly jarring change from 'island time' in Thailand.

What it was like to fly from Thailand to Europe

September 10th, 2021
What it was like to fly from Thailand to Europe

Greetings from...Vienna, Austria!

My first newsletter to you from somewhere other than Thailand in what feels like absolutely ages...a year and a half without travelling is a long time to a traveller 🙂

The trip experience itself was actually not too bad, largely because I had so much space to myself the entire time, whether on the plane, in the airport, or transiting between.

How Mont-Saint-Michel Resists All Rising Tides

September 10th, 2021
How Mont-Saint-Michel Resists All Rising Tides

In October of last year, something happened to the mainland commune (French civil township) and UNESCO World Heritage Site on Mont-Saint-Michel that showed that decades of conservation efforts were finally paying off.

Namely: it flooded.   

Or rather, the bridge connecting it to the mainland did, due to an unusually high tide (over 14 metres in height/depth). It’s a rare sight, and a truly spectacular thing when it happens, almost supernaturally photogenic, like a Disney special effect coming to life in the real world.

September is here…time to move?

September 4th, 2021

Greetings from Thailand!

September is upon us, signalling a coming change in seasons and all that comes with that - shorter days, cooler weather, and the return to many routines that were paused through the summer months.

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An Important Update About Trip Deposits

August 28th, 2021
An Important Update About Trip Deposits

Greetings from Thailand!

My most important message this week is to announce that we have pushed the non-refundable deposit date for all tours to November 30, 2021. We had enough administrative work on this front dealing with cancelled or postponed trips in 2020, and I can assure you we want to avoid more of that even more than you do.

This Chess Grandmaster Can Help You Travel Better

August 28th, 2021
This Chess Grandmaster Can Help You Travel Better

Aside from new friendships and excitingly exotic new stamps in our passports, what do we most hope to take away from a trip? 

No, it’s not thousands of photos we’ll never have the time to process - it’s actually the thing those photos get in the way of.

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