Stories

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Webinar Replay: Austrian Spa & Wellness

December 15th, 2018

This is a replay of our first in a series of Member Q&A webinars, this one for the upcoming Austrian Spa & Wellness Program, happening April 6-17, 2019.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact either Gordon or Veronica directly, or generally via info@wheelandanchor.

Making Mocktails in Thailand

December 15th, 2018

Greetings from Koh Phangan, Thailand!

I'm here today with a longtime friend of mine, Matthew See, a Toronto restaurateur and hospitality professional extraordinaire who I'm pleased to announce will be hosting a number of tours for Wheel & Anchor, in a brand new category of food-and-wine themed programs that we're calling Wheel & Anchor Taste.

The Other Valley Of Kings: An Introduction To France’s Loire Valley

December 15th, 2018

This coming year, around 90 million visitors are going to flood into France - most descending into its 170 airports, some coming in by train from the rest of Europe, a good (and rapidly increasing) number disembarking from cruise ships.

And this coming year, like every year for the last few decades, they’re mostly heading towards the same three places.

Choose your own adventure in Lombardy!

December 13th, 2018

In October 2019, Wheel & Anchor will offer a tour of Italy, from north to south. It will be a long yet leisurely journey through some of Italy’s most beautiful spots, from Lombardy up north down to Florence in central Italy, then off to Naples and the Amalfi Coast in the south.

A Tale Of Two Venices: How Azerbaijan Turns The Sea Into Home

December 8th, 2018

If you’re in Azerbaijan to see the sights, and you’re wandering along the waterfront of the capital, Baku, taking a northward turn after checking out the city’s famous carpet museum - you’ll find something delightfully weird.

At first glance, it may alarm you a little.

Whisky is Scotland, Scotland is Whisky: The Drink That Defines A Modern Nation

December 8th, 2018

It’s my first time in Glasgow, Scotland’s handsomely rejuvenated city with an enduringly gritty reputation - and I’m a little nervous about what my friend Keith has in store for me.

“I know a place, Mike. You’ll love it.”

Despite this sounding like the perfect first line in a murder-mystery novel, I follow him under a sign marked “DRAM!”, complete with the alarming exclamation point - and we’re in something between a pub and a restaurant, all wood floors and stone walls with a long, long bar-top to our left.

Single supplements: What they are, how they work, and what can be done about them

December 1st, 2018

Greetings from the tropics!

I’ve been here in Thailand for barely a week and the “creative juices” that are behind all of the travel experiences we have to offer are flowing.

As much as I enjoy winter and a white Christmas, I find it energizing to spend some time under the tropical sun and I know that many of our members feel the same.

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