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Webinar Replay: Wheel & Anchor LiveAways: Madeira

February 19th, 2021
Webinar Replay: Wheel & Anchor LiveAways: Madeira

Check out the replay from our recent Q&A webinar about our February 2022 LiveAway program to the Portuguese outpost of Madeira, the 'Island of Eternal Spring':

For the full itinerary, please check your most recent newsletter!

Your Samui LiveAways Questions Answered!

February 13th, 2021
Your Samui LiveAways Questions Answered!

Greetings from Thailand!

I'm delighted to announce the release this week of our second LiveAways program, this time to the Portuguese outpost of Madeira, slated for February 2022. Think stunning coastlines, fantastic Portuguese wine, and some really great hiking and walking trails.

Have Everything, Will Travel: How The Coconut Conquered The World

February 13th, 2021
Have Everything, Will Travel: How The Coconut Conquered The World

As Gordon announced recently, some of you will be heading to Thailand in January next year, Wheel & Anchor’s first LiveAways destination. 

You’ll be soaking up absurd amounts of sunshine, loosening all those knotted muscles you acquired in 2020 by taking endless massages, exploring an utterly fascinating country that truly feels half a world away from Europe and the Americas - and, of course, stuffing your faces with some of the best food in Southeast Asia (which is saying a lot).

You’re also going to encounter a fun way to quench your thirst that might, very briefly, fill you with utter terror.

Restrictions & Possibilities: Where We Are Now vs Where We Want to Go

February 6th, 2021
Restrictions & Possibilities: Where We Are Now vs Where We Want to Go

Greetings from Thailand!

Well, certainly the dominant news of the week from a travel perspective is the new restrictions slowing international travel to and from Canada. And while it's not the message we might be wishing to hear, the reality is that it's not a great time to be moving about, and it's going to take a collective effort to get us through this.

Announcing our first trip release of 2021!

January 30th, 2021
Announcing our first trip release of 2021!

Greetings from Thailand!

I'm delighted this week to present to you the completed itinerary for our first Wheel & Anchor LiveAways program, happening in January 2022...just next door to where I am now!

For most Canadians, Thailand is a long ways away, and thus it isn't exactly top of mind when it comes to thinking about where to spend a chunk of time during the winter.

My Forgotten Childhood On The Roof Of Cyprus

January 29th, 2021
My Forgotten Childhood On The Roof Of Cyprus

Okay. Okay. Whew. 

I’m leaning against the car door, gasping, giggling, sucker-punched by the cold. Around me, the landscape is motionless and brittle. The deep-frozen tops of the trees have exploded when the wind tried to bend them.  Overhead, dark clouds boil past like timelapse photography.

How an App Will Be Your Next Passport to Travel

January 22nd, 2021
How an App Will Be Your Next Passport to Travel

Greetings from Thailand!

This past week we recapped the results of our annual Trip Inspirations survey and shared what we learned, what surprised us, and what some of the next steps are as we await the return of travel.

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