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What Now, Cruising? Why Smaller Might Be A Great Deal Better

August 28th, 2020

It must have been quite a shock. As an Italian family tried to reboard the MSC Grandiosa, midway through its first Mediterranean cruise in six months (and the first such trip in the region since the pandemic struck), they were told they’d breached new COVID-19 regulations and would not be allowed back on board.

What we’ll be exploring in the Future Travel Forum

August 21st, 2020

Greetings from Thailand!

I hope you're enjoying what are somehow the last days of August (!?!) in this very strange timewarp that 2020 has been thus far.

In the week ahead is the first edition of our Future Travel Forum 2022 (registration link is in your newsletter), where we'll be having a discussion about travel in the post-pandemic era.

The Future Travel Forum 2022 – what’s in store for us?

August 15th, 2020

Greetings from Thailand!

September approaches with remarkable speed, so much so that I kind of can't believe that 2020 has disappeared as quickly as it has.

The fall is always one of the best times to travel, as the summer holiday travellers to the most popular destinations have left and the summer heat in many places begins to dissipate to much more comfortable weather for exploring.

Sometimes It’s Great To Just Stop: Why A Long Stay Is a Good Stay

August 14th, 2020

Ugh. Why can’t I just go back to bed? 

It’s early morning on this Mediterranean island back-road, and it’s going to be a hot one. Where sunlight is piercing the branches of the olive trees around me, it’s setting the dusty tarmac ablaze with white light, too bright to look at directly.

Thoughts about the recent Hurtigruten virus outbreak

August 8th, 2020

Greetings from Thailand!

I made a short video this week with some commentary on the news of a recent COVID-19 outbreak on one of Hurtigruten's ships, the result of lax vigilance amidst a push to get the business back on track.

Nobody Should Hurry Around The Ring Of Kerry

August 8th, 2020

If you’re planning a trip to Ireland and see the name “Ring Of Kerry” on your map, you might think you’ve found yet another of this corner of the world’s thousands of prehistoric monuments. It’s an easy mistake to make - until you look at the scale of it.

Recapping Long stays + Yachting in Turkey

August 1st, 2020

Greetings from Thailand!

In this past week's webinar A Short Chat about Long Stays we discussed four potential long stay plans for Wheel & Anchor - two warmer destinations in Costa Rica and Thailand, and two more temperate ones in Madeira and Cyprus.

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