Stories

Get inspired by stories and reflections on travel as an experience, a lifestyle, and an identity.

The Mysteries Of Ancient Egypt Just Keep Coming

October 18th, 2018

You’ve seen the photos: a troop of tourists winding their way into the shadow of the Egyptian Pyramids, the only flecks of color in a vast, yellow-brown landscape of dust and sand where nothing else moves.

This is how many people think of Egypt - a place where the past is static, dead, endlessly picked over until just the bare bones are left.

The Siren Songs of Italy

October 15th, 2018

In many ways, Italy is not just a European destination; it is the European destination. It is the boot standing in most travelers’ bucket lists — which boasts the best of the continent in one country.

You have of course the geography: sun-kissed vineyards and olive groves growing against a snow-capped mountain backdrop.

Italy’s Amalfi Coast: An enchanting experience that should be on your bucket list

October 15th, 2018

The Amalfi Coast is truly a traveller’s dream destination. Located in the province of Salerno in southern Italy, this coastline is famous for the steep cliffs rising from the sea.

Thirteen municipalities dot the coast, linked by land via the Amalfi Drive (formally Strada Statale 163). Its dramatic topography is a major tourist draw, but the Amalfi Coast offers a lot more to travellers seeking exciting experiences.

Our Most-Read Travel Stories

October 14th, 2018

Stories are a big part of what we do here at Wheel & Anchor. Each trip you take is a story in itself, in a larger story of your life as a traveller, which in turn is a part of the story of you. We create events to bring travellers together to share stories and make new connections, and maybe inspire some opportunities to travel together.

Reviewing Georgia’s Food & Wine

October 13th, 2018

Coming to you today from an incredible cave monastery in southern Georgia!

The sanctuary was ordered to be built in the 12th century as a defense against the onslaught of the Mongols, who had reached the borders of Europe. With 13 levels and 6,000 rooms, the scale of it is staggering.

Why You Need A Guide: Lessons From A Weird, Wet Walk Across Berlin

October 12th, 2018

It’s 2 am. Around me, Berlin stretches away into the gloom beyond the dim reach of the streetlights. The rain’s getting harder - and the tissue-thin map my hotel gave me this morning has now completely dissolved in my sodden pocket.

I have only the vaguest idea where I am, and I can’t speak German - but that wouldn’t make any difference anyway, because there’s nobody around to guide me.

The Irresistible Appeal of Japanese Art and Aesthetics

October 8th, 2018

Mention “Japan” and the first thing that probably enters your mind is Mount Fuji and her gentle, snow-capped peak rising in the distance.

Or it can be the country's famous bullet train, a white streak cutting across the peaceful countryside landscape.

Spain, Portugal, & Prizes – Greetings from Azerbaijan!

October 6th, 2018

Greetings from Baku, Azerbaijan!

We're on the road, where I feel most alive, and life is good.

Tomorrow we enter into the Alazani Valley in eastern Georgia, where we're looking forward to our first encounter with Georgian wines in their natural habitat.

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