Stories

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Mediterranean Liquid Gold: Why Extra Virgin Is So Much More Than “Good Olive Oil”

February 9th, 2019

“No, no. You have no air! You’ll kill it!”

My new friend, a chef who clearly has strong feelings about the flavour of olive oil, grabs one of the tiny cups, pours out an inch of dark green liquid, and takes an absurdly loud sip.

“You need to introduce air into the oil, break it into bubbles,” his assistant says, as the chef continues making a noise like a vacuum cleaner that’s swallowed something it shouldn’t have, and points for me to do the same.

Webinar Replay: The Atlantic Coast of Spain & Portugal

February 9th, 2019

Hola mis amigos / Olá meus amigos!

The replay of our webinar about the Atlantic Coast of Spain & Portugal has been uploaded to our Youtube channel! You can check it out here:

For more information on our program to Spain & Portugal happening in September / October 2019, check out the tour details page, where you can also download the full itinerary.

Tuscan Villas & Eurasian Mountains

February 2nd, 2019

Greetings from the rolling hills of Tuscany!

I'm here doing some reconnaissance work for some new programs we're planning to offer here at Wheel & Anchor:

As mentioned in the video, we've released the full itinerary for our October 2019 tour exploring Georgia and Armenia.

What goes into planning a group travel experience?

January 26th, 2019

Greetings from the Austrian Alps!

As I was reading through member questionnaires as I do every week, I received a number of questions from travellers curious about how we put together our programming at Wheel & Anchor and what the process is like.

Webinar Replay: Croatia & the Adriatic Coast

January 26th, 2019

Here's the replay from our January 24 webinar about the June Wheel & Anchor program to Croatia, Slovenia, and Montenegro, as well as what makes the Adriatic Coast such a popular destination for travellers:

More information about the Croatia, Slovenia, and the Adriatic Coast program can be found here, or check out some of our stories about the region from our team of travel writers:

The Cellar Under The Sea: How Croatia’s Underwater Winery Is Making Waves

Explore the Adriatic’s Other Coast

Why you should visit Croatia in 2019

Croatian dishes and desserts you must try at least once in your life

For more webinars, tours, events, and member news, subscribe to the Wheel & Anchor newsletter at wheelandanchor.

Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia: Introducing The Baltic States

January 26th, 2019

If you’re unfamiliar with Europe and you’re challenged to point to the Baltic States - well, it’s ok to flounder a little.

Maybe you’d try somewhere near Yugoslavia. Nope, that’s the Balkans, a common mistake. Maybe you spot the word “Baltic” and make a stab at Scandinavian - a valiant effort, but still a bit wide of the mark.

Why you should visit Croatia in 2019

January 24th, 2019

When it comes to travel destinations, one of the most visited in recent years is Croatia. Croatia is known for its rich history and culture, amazing cuisine, and idyllic coastline. Because of its many stunning and picturesque sites, the country has become a favorite filming location for HBO’s Game of Thrones.

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