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More Member Questions + Our Full Trip List

September 10th, 2022
More Member Questions + Our Full Trip List

Greetings from Thailand!

I took some time this week to review some of our New Member Questionnaires, looking through your dream destinations as I put together our trip calendar for 2024 and beyond. Lots of great ideas in there - thanks very much for your feedback.

The Future Of Travel Is – Silence?

September 9th, 2022
The Future Of Travel Is – Silence?

The walls of the carriage vibrate, the distant train engine makes a couple of odd, unhealthy-sounding noises - and everything rattles away into complete silence.

No, not quite. My ears fight to get accustomed - the lack of noise is like fierce pressure against my eardrums, which have spent the last 7 hours being gently but incessantly pushed the other way, as the train and its carriages noisily worked their way north out of Italy and up over the Alps.

What September means in the world of travel

September 3rd, 2022
What September means in the world of travel

Greetings from Thailand!

Was it just me, or did summer move at quite a pace this year? Either way, here we are...welcome to September!

Everything starts moving again in September...back to school, markets pick up, and a lot of travel happens, as it's an ideal month in many places for cooler temperatures and fewer tourists.

Reflections on a Week of Silence in Thailand

August 27th, 2022
Reflections on a Week of Silence in Thailand

Greetings from Thailand!

I'm just a few hours into reintegration with the rest of the world after spending 7 days at a Vipassana silent meditation retreat in Koh Samui, and I feel refreshed and with new perspective having had the experience.

Without question, it was pretty hard.

Why Nothing Kicks Like An Italian Espresso

August 25th, 2022
Why Nothing Kicks Like An Italian Espresso

“No, wait, uh - I ordered a coffee?”

It’s the mid 90s, and I’m in Italy for the first time in my adult life. Tragically I’m only in transit, so all I’ll see of this magnificently handsome country on this trip is gray, functional-looking train stations - a world away from the Italian countryside that will capture my heart a few years later.

Why We Don’t Go Everywhere

August 20th, 2022
Why We Don’t Go Everywhere

Greetings from Thailand!

As you're reading this I've already begun a 7-day silent meditation retreat in Koh Samui - no talking, no phones, up at 4:30 AM every day. This will definitely be a challenge! But, that's the point...after six months of travelling nonstop I want to create some headspace for the next phase of things here at Wheel & Anchor.

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