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In Culturally Complicated Crete, Greece Dances Through

June 6th, 2020

This old-town harbour at Chania is, at first glance, deeply confusing. 

I’ve spent the last few days travelling west across Crete from its administrative capital, Heraklion, and since I came from a week in the nearby Cyclades islands, the landscape has been much as I expected: dry, rolling mountainsides, dotted with chalk-white villages, descending to a piercingly blue sea, under a sky without a single cloud in it.

Musings about Cruising + Travel Trivia II Winner

May 30th, 2020

Greetings from Thailand!

I've been chatting with quite a number of travellers in our community as well as colleagues in the industry over the last little while, gathering insights and perspectives on travel's return and what's likely to change from the old ways.

Poll of the Week!

May 29th, 2020

Let's find out what the travellers in our community have to say about this week's poll...we'll share the results in next week's newsletter!
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Wheel & Anchor Travel Reviews

May 26th, 2020

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But don't take it from's what some members in our community have said about the places we've visited and the experience of travelling with Wheel & Anchor!
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COVID-19 & Travel in Asia: The Insider’s Report

May 23rd, 2020

Greetings from Thailand!

Last week I shared some thoughts and observations from conversations with our partners and colleagues in Europe about the situation on the ground in Croatia, the UK, and Austria. The pace is slow but steady and generally optimism is returning there.

Battle Of The Atlantic Shore: Smuggling and Wrecking On Cornwall’s Coast

May 23rd, 2020

If you’re hunting for one word that defines England’s Cornwall (the most southwesterly of its 48 counties), “coast” is a good bet. There’s nowhere in Cornwall that’s more than 35 km from the sea - and even without including its Isles of Scilly, it has the longest coastline in England (over 1,000 km in total).

Nowadays, it’s a landscape for breathing in the sea air, listening to the gulls squabbling overhead and the waves thundering at the base of the cliffs you’re standing on, and feeling your blood pressure dropping lower every minute.

The Insider’s Report from Europe + a garden trip!

May 16th, 2020

Greetings from Thailand!

I took the opportunity this week to make some calls to check in on a number of our partners and colleagues in Europe to find out how they're doing, what the picture looks like on the ground there, and what the general mood is toward travel these days.

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