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Some Inspirations for Travel Next Winter

November 28th, 2020

Greetings from Thailand!

Some months ago we ran a webinar on 'Long Stay' travel and the likelihood - and appeal - of it becoming more of a trend in travel post-pandemic. We had a great response from our community about the idea of spending more time in some more interesting destinations than the traditional 'down south' options, and since then we've been pulling together more information on how it might all work.

Webinar Replay: Unusual River Cruises: Southeast Asia

November 28th, 2020

Check out the replay from our recent Q&A webinar about some river cruises you may never have considered, including the Chindwin River in Myanmar, the Brahmaputra in eastern India, and the Red River in Vietnam:

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Vaccines, Hope & the Remarkable Power of Collective Action

November 21st, 2020

Greetings from Thailand!

In the midst of these challenging times it appears we have made a momentous breakthrough with not one, but two vaccines showing an efficacy rate beyond what many of us even believed was possible.

There's still a lot to be unearthed and understood as far as the vaccines go, to say nothing of the worldwide logistical challenges of getting them out, but I wanted to share a few thoughts on the bigger picture of this story of trial, tribulation, and the possibility of what we can accomplish when we work together.

Return Of The Iron Rooster: The Timeless Appeal Of Train Travel

November 20th, 2020

It's fair to say that this year will remain memorable for most of us for a variety of reasons, not all of them pleasant. But for me, 2020 will always be the year I discovered the joy of train journey videos on YouTube. 

Yes, it's a thing. And it's a popular thing.

When Likemindedness Goes Wrong

November 14th, 2020

Greetings from Thailand!

Well, the rollercoaster that is 2020 continues to tear along at breakneck speed (can you believe we're six weeks from Christmas?), but there have been some glimmers of good news in recent weeks.

This past week you probably heard about the preliminary results from Pfizer's vaccine trials; if you haven't, there's a good analysis of it in the World Stories links below.

Webinar Replay: Incredible Rail Journeys (Part II)

November 14th, 2020

Check out the replay from our recent Q&A webinar about some of the world's most incredible train journeys, this one looking at two Rovos Rail programs taking you across southern Africa:

Coming up we have a webinar about unusual river cruises, looking at 3 river cruises in Southeast Asia you may not have heard of.

The Dark Night of the Traveller’s Soul

November 7th, 2020

Greetings from Thailand!

I've just returned to Koh Phangan in the sunny south after a brief visit to see friends and explore the northern parts of the country. As I mentioned last week, with the borders still effectively closed to 99% of travellers, the government has been trying to stir up some domestic tourism, and I decided to indulge them and time my trip so that I could check out the famous Loi Krathong Festival in Chiang Mai.

The Noble Way Of the Samurai: Fact Or Fiction?

November 7th, 2020

"The Samurai lived by a code of honor, not unlike the code that you live by. It’s called the Bushido. It was never written down; was always something the Samurai knew, and it was handed down from one warrior to another. One of the tenets of the code is about justice.

Webinar Replay: Incredible Train Journeys (Part I)

November 6th, 2020

Check out the replay from part one of our series on the world's most incredible train journeys, where we looked at the Orient Silk Road Express, the Al-Andalus in Spain, and the iconic Trans-Siberian Railway:

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