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Webinar Replay: Yoga for the Mind, Body & Soul

Check out the replay from our recent webinar about our upcoming Yoga for the Mind, Body & Soul program, happening in the fall of 2019 on the island of Koh Phangan in the sunny south of Thailand:

For more information, visit the tour details page, or feel free to contact us with any questions!

Announcing The Elbe River: Berlin to Prague program!

Greetings from Toronto!

I'm delighted today to announce the release of the final itinerary for our first river cruise program here at Wheel & Anchor - The Elbe River: Berlin to Prague:

The Elbe is one of Europe's lesser-cruised rivers, namely because it is quite shallow, and required the building of custom ships to do so.

Exploring Scotland’s Western Isles: From The Remote To The Ridiculous

When a visitor to Scotland says they want to do the “highlands and islands”, it usually means they want to hear northwest from Edinburgh, taking a ride through the remote glens (valleys) and mountain passes of the rugged northwest of Scotland, and finally crossing by bridge or ferry onto one or more of the enormous islands that fan out from the country’s jagged western coastline.

Truly Croatia: Some unique and frankly bizarre customs

Croatia has been packing in tourists way before fans of HBO’s Game Of Thrones flocked to this republic to visit the locations used in the worldwide hit series.

Located at the crossroads of Central and Southeast Europe, Croatia is a haven for travellers who want some Mediterranean getaway of sun, sand, and heritage sites to see.

Announcing a Scotch Whisky Tasting Event + Revised Egypt, Israel, & Jordan Program!

Greetings from Toronto!

Checking in this week from The Caledonian, one of Canada's finest Scottish pubs and where I'm pleased to announce we'll be hosting a Scotch Whisky tasting event on April 24. We'll be tasting whiskies from all over Scotland, as well as enjoying some delicious traditional Scottish fare, and I'll give a short presentation about our upcoming Scotland by Sea program.

Webinar replay: The Iconic Trans-Siberian Railway

Check out the replay from our recent Q&A webinar about the Iconic Trans-Siberian Railway, the longest train journey in the world and one Wheel & Anchor will be undertaking by private charter in September of 2020:

For more information about the program, visit the tour details page, or send us an email with your questions and we'll get you the answers!

Or, if you're further curious about the experience, check out some of the stories from the Wheel & Anchor blog:

The Sublime Sophistication of Travelling by Train

A Time Machine Made of Rocks

All aboard the Trans-Siberian Railway with Wheel & Anchor!

 

Misconceptions about Queen Mary 2 and the Cunard Line

The Cunard Line remains one of the most venerable shipping companies in the world. Founded in 1840 by Canadian entrepreneur Sir Samuel Cunard, the Cunard shipped passengers and the British mail (RMS means “Royal Mail Ship”) across the Atlantic. One of Cunard’s rivals for the transatlantic route was the British company White Star Line, owner of the ill-fated RMS Titanic.

Some thoughts on the grounding of the Boeing 737s

Greetings from Toronto!

I made a short video this week with some thoughts about the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max fleet. Collectively here in this community it's safe to say we spend a lot of time in airplanes, and tragedies like the recent Ethiopian Airlines crash can't help but make us pause and think about the risks involved of leaving the safety of our homes to go out and explore the world.

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