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Why Cruise The Elbe?

Greetings from Toronto!

A touch of fall colours can be seen around and the air is cooling off, which means it must be September, which is a great time to travel all sorts of places.

At a recent event I was asked by one of our members about our cruise program happening next September along the Elbe River from Berlin to Prague.

Charms and mysteries of Prague Castle

Hundreds of centuries-old castles dot the European continent, lending an air of enchantment to this storied land. But few live up to our fairytale fantasies and pique our curiosity more than Prague Castle. With its many soaring towers, expansive courtyards, and, of course, majestic castles and palaces, Prague Castle seems to have been plucked straight out of a fairytale — one replete with intrigue, mystery, and murder.

Thoughts about France + New edition of The Anchor Monthly!

Greetings from Toronto!

We had a couple of great events meeting members of our community this past week in Toronto, with lots of inspiring conversation about travel with some very well-travelled globetrotters! I had a number of conversations about France that inspired me to make a short video about why we've planned two programs to France next year and what you can expect to experience there:

Things mentioned in the video:

To get the September edition of The Anchor Monthly print newsletter, click here

For more information about our Tastes of Eastern France program, click here

For more information about our Canal du Midi program, click here

To register for our South African Secrets webinar on September 19, click here

Cheers!

A guide to eating in Egypt

Eating in Egypt is considered by many to be an adventure in itself, a culinary walking tour of a culture rich in history. Egypt is bounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the Red Sea to the east while being neighbors to Libya and Sudan — which explains why Egyptian cuisine is a marriage of the bounties of the sea and honest, humble fare from the land.

Forget The Words, Taste The Darkness: The Delicious, Confusing World Of Irish Stout

This first sip is thick in my mouth - half from the frothy, creamy sweet head at the top of the glass, and half the much cooler, bitter liquid from beneath, the dark part of the beer, drawn up through the cream (it’s not really cream, but we’ll get to that) - and the two very different flavours combining, flooding my tastebuds with something contradictory, confusing and absolutely delicious.

Webinar Replay: Slovenia, Croatia & the Adriatic

Check out the replay from our recent webinar for our upcoming trip to Slovenia and Croatia in September of 2020:

For full information about the program, click here

Or, read some of our stories about Croatia and the Adriatic:

Truly Croatia: Some unique and frankly bizarre customs

Why you should visit Croatia in 2019

Croatian dishes and desserts you must try at least once in your life

The Cellar Under The Sea: How Croatia’s Underwater Winery Is Making Waves

Explore the Adriatic’s Other Coast

Cheers!

Why we love Norway’s Lofoten Islands

Islands in the Arctic Circle are often portrayed as vast tracts of inhospitable alien terrain enshrouded by thick snowstorms and claustrophobia-inducing darkness, and for the most part, this is true.

Enter Norway’s Lofoten Islands.

The Lofoten Islands defy the Nordic conventions of biting cold and swirling vortexes of snow most people associate with Nordic countries.

Would you like to cruise the Canal du Midi?

Happy Labour Day Weekend!

September is upon us and that means all kinds of fun things are starting up again, including here at Wheel & Anchor:

Things mentioned in the video:

See all upcoming events - click here

Ottawa Trivia Night - RSVP here

Wheel & Anchor Weekends: Havana - get all the information here

Watch the Canal du Midi webinar replay - click here

Austrian Spa & Wellness webinar (September 3) - register here

Slovenia, Croatia & the Adriatic webinar (September 5) - register here

South African Secrets webinar (September 12) - register here

Cheers!

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