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Welcome to 2023 & Getting Back to Travel

January 7th, 2023
Welcome to 2023 & Getting Back to Travel

Greetings from Thailand!

Well 2023 is here, the holidays and my philosophizing are over, and it's time to get back to travel 🙂 I hope you squeezed in a little down time and got your fill of holiday cheer - mine felt brief but wonderful, and I am recharged for all the trips to come.

Why Nothing Cooks – Or Tastes – Like A Moroccan Tagine

January 6th, 2023
Why Nothing Cooks – Or Tastes – Like A Moroccan Tagine

There’s nothing quite like receiving a birthday gift where, when you open the box, you have no idea what on earth you’re looking at.

Especially awkwardly, I’m opening it in front of the people who gave it to me - my aunt and uncle. Now they’re waiting for my reaction.

Setting Travel Intentions for the New Year

January 6th, 2023
Setting Travel Intentions for the New Year

In this season of intention-setting, I’ve been contemplating how to make the most of my travel in 2023. Here are the three big takeaways I’m carrying with me into the new year, and some resources if you’d like to follow along with me.

Igniting wanderlust, even from the couch

Shopping around for trips can be titillating.

A Traveller’s Tradition (2022 Edition) & Happy New Year

December 31st, 2022
A Traveller’s Tradition (2022 Edition) & Happy New Year

Greetings from Thailand!

Another revolution around the sun is nearly complete, and another year of newsletters too comes to a close. In past year's at this time I've done a little exercise taken from 'one of my traveller friends' (Amber, who has hosted several programs for us and who I'll now credit properly) - and I think it's appropriate to continue the tradition this year.

Reflecting on 2022 at Wheel & Anchor

December 17th, 2022
Reflecting on 2022 at Wheel & Anchor

Greetings from Thailand!

It's the time of year when it's fashionable to review all that happened in the last twelve months, and what a year it was! The year travel returned after what felt like an eternity away.

In reflecting on it all, I recalled how nearly three years ago Joel and I spent many hours discussing whether or not we should fold the business and try to reopen whenever the pandemic might end; or if we should hold steady through it and, in the memorable words from one of our members, "keep the dream of travel alive.

How To Winter: Do We Stay Or Do We Go?

December 16th, 2022
How To Winter: Do We Stay Or Do We Go?

Around this time of year, as the cold descends on the Northern Hemisphere, certain species migrate thousands of miles southwards to find enough warmth and sunlight to ride out the winter until the spring flowers are making an appearance once again. 

I don’t mean the birds, which I wrote about last winter - although certainly them too, even though they’ve already done their migrating months ago when the conditions were pleasant enough for winging it over long distances.

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