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Webinar Replay: W&A LiveAways: Next Steps

March 26th, 2021
Webinar Replay: W&A LiveAways: Next Steps

Gordon shares some potential ideas for future Wheel & Anchor LiveAways destinations, including Italy, Colombia, Bali & Malta, and what we might do while spending some time there.

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More Vaccine Considerations + LiveAways Next Steps

March 19th, 2021
More Vaccine Considerations + LiveAways Next Steps

Greetings from Thailand!

I took a short trip around Andaman coast of Thailand recently to see how other parts of Thailand are doing and what kind of preparations are being made for when the country reopens to tourism.

Generally speaking, things are still running in low gear everywhere, but there are signs that hotels and tour operators are in prep mode.

Wine of Rebels, Wine Of Rulers: How Madeira Won (And Lost) The Americas

March 19th, 2021
Wine of Rebels, Wine Of Rulers: How Madeira Won (And Lost) The Americas

It’s August 2nd, 1776, and a new country has just been created. The Second Continental Congress have finally done it. In the Pennsylvania State House, after the writing of many drafts earlier in the year and much healthy argument over the exact wording and the extent to which the Colonies will break from the British Empire, the Declaration of Independence has just been signed.

Webinar Replay: Croatia, Slovenia & the Adriatic Coast 2022

March 12th, 2021
Webinar Replay: Croatia, Slovenia & the Adriatic Coast 2022

Check out the replay from our recent Q&A webinar for our May 2022 cruise along the stunning Adriatic Coast, with a few nights by Lake Bled in Slovenia beforehand and a few nights in Istria to wrap it up in the end:

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An Update on Our 2021 Trip Schedule

March 5th, 2021
An Update on Our 2021 Trip Schedule

Greetings from Thailand!

This first newsletter of March means the long winter of discontent is nearly over, and while I had not-so-secretly hoped we might have an opportunity to travel somewhere by the end of the spring, it sadly will not be the case.

Commandaria: The Hype Is True About This King Of Wines

February 27th, 2021
Commandaria: The Hype Is True About This King Of Wines

The first Wheel & Anchor LiveAways programs for 2022 have been announced - and one of the destinations is the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. Here’s a taste of what you can expect...

When you first get told the story of Commandaria wine, you may think you’re having your leg pulled.

Webinar Replay: Wheel & Anchor LiveAways: Cyprus

February 26th, 2021
Webinar Replay: Wheel & Anchor LiveAways: Cyprus

Check out the replay from our recent Q&A webinar about our third LiveAway program for 2022, this time happening in March to the sunny island of Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean:

Check your most recent newsletter to get the full itinerary!

Island-Hopping in Thailand? + Cyprus LiveAway

February 20th, 2021
Island-Hopping in Thailand? + Cyprus LiveAway

Greetings from Thailand!

I took some time recently off Koh Phangan to bounce around and see how things are on to some of Thailand's other islands, including Koh Samui, the Phi Phi Islands, and Phuket.

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