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Full Of Eastern Promise And Made Everywhere Else, Turkish Delight is The (Sugar) Bomb

September 25th, 2020

Growing up as a kid in Britain, I knew there was some candy I just shouldn't have. 

Boiled sweets were fine, as are sticks of rock, toffee, fudge or bags of Jelly Babies. Chocolate was a little fancier - and much harder on a vanishingly small budget of weekly pocket-money - but it was definitely permitted, opening up a whole realm of chocolate-covered gastronomic adventure.

Could the Airline Industry Collapse?

September 19th, 2020

Greetings from Thailand!

2020 continues to clip by at quite an astonishing pace, though perhaps this feeling is is driven by the degree of 'sameness' that one gets from waking up in the same place every day for such an extended period of time.

Recapping the Future Travel Forum (Part II): Southern Europe

September 10th, 2020

Greetings from Thailand!

This past Thursday we continued our look at some future trip ideas through the lens of our new '5x5' structure, this time taking a look at Southern Europe - Spain, Portugal, the south of France, and Italy.

In this part of Europe there are so many amazing stops you could potentially make that you are spoiled for choice and need to start somewhere.

Beginnings and Endings In Restless Istanbul

September 10th, 2020

It's 2011, and British writer Nick Hunt is almost at journey's end. For most of the year, he's been tracing the route walked in 1933 by legendary traveller Patrick Leigh Fermor (a man described by a BBC journalist as "a cross between Indiana Jones, James Bond and Graham Greene") - and now, after many adventures, sprawling Istanbul is in sight:

"Over the last seven months I’d reached this point many times, my imagination outpacing my body, flowing ahead through mysterious landscapes that existed only in Paddy’s words, and stopping abruptly at a postcard image of minarets, domes and water.

Previewing the Southern Europe ideas we have for 2022

September 4th, 2020

First off, I'd like to thank you for all the great feedback I've received thus far on our Future Travel Forum webinar, the new '5x5' program structure we're working on, and the Northern Europe itineraries we discussed.

Recapping the Future Travel Forum 2022 (Part 1)

August 29th, 2020

Greetings from Thailand!

This past Thursday was part 1 of our Future Travel Forum, and I'd like to extend a big thank you to all the travellers who joined us and shared some of their thoughts and opinions on the pandemic, cruising, and our new '5x5' program structure.

Webinar Replay: The Future Travel Forum 2022 Part 1

August 28th, 2020

Check out the replay from our recent deep dive webinar into the future of travel and some new programs we're thinking about for 2022 and beyond:

Part 2 will be about Southern Europe on September 10 - check your newsletter for the sign up link!

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