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For those who’ve heard the call of India

August 13th, 2022
For those who’ve heard the call of India

Greetings from Thailand!

A quick bit of cleanup to start this week - we had a critical server error last week with the website, and it took our email down with it. If you tried to get in touch with myself or one of the team from this past Sunday to Tuesday, we may not have received your message.

This Georgian Word Means Guilt-Free Cuisine

August 12th, 2022
This Georgian Word Means Guilt-Free Cuisine

What’s your meal-time limit on resigned self-disgust?

The more you explore the world, the more you realise that other cultures are better (ie. more honest) than yours at facing the brutal realities of certain aspects of a life well lived.

For example, if you’ve ever felt the weight of that post-lunch part of the day when the rigours of the morning combine with the heat of the early afternoon and it’s just agony to fight your way through to mid-afternoon, take a lesson from Spain, or Greece, or many other parts of the Mediterranean.

A Proper Adventure Next Fall

August 6th, 2022
A Proper Adventure Next Fall

Greetings from Gatineau, Quebec!

I'm here visiting friends on the last leg of this visit to Canada, before heading back to Thailand next week to release some new trips for '23 and '24, and begin preparing for our France programs in the fall.

We still have a few programs to release for Fall 2023, one of which is our Caucasus Explorer trip through Georgia and Armenia that I'm pleased to release this week.

Introducing the Wheel & Anchor Team

July 30th, 2022
Introducing the Wheel & Anchor Team

Greetings from Georgian Bay, Ontario!

Here we are on the doorstep of August, and I must say it's been a delight to experience my first Canadian summer in several years. My summers in Thailand during the pandemic were great in their own way, but the long days and cool nights of a proper Canadian summer are in a category of their own.

The Crazy Plan To Save Europe By Draining The Mediterranean

July 29th, 2022
The Crazy Plan To Save Europe By Draining The Mediterranean

As you may have seen from the news, Europe is having a bit of a problem with its energy levels right now. 

Not the kind where the sun’s out and you’ve just opened this bottle of wine and hey, what a perfect time for a nap (I firmly believe the Spanish siesta should immediately be formally adopted by every country of the world). 

Unfortunately, it’s the other kind: the soaring prices of gas and electricity triggered by Russia’s invasion of eastern Ukraine.

Next Trips in the Pipeline & a $1,000 Winner

July 23rd, 2022
Next Trips in the Pipeline & a $1,000 Winner

Greetings from Toronto!

It's lovely to be back on Canadian soil, particularly in the summer! I've been appreciating the pockets of Toronto that have created a more European vibe with closed streets and expanded patios, and it seems a lot of other people are as well.

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