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An Important Update About Trip Deposits

August 28th, 2021
An Important Update About Trip Deposits

Greetings from Thailand!

My most important message this week is to announce that we have pushed the non-refundable deposit date for all tours to November 30, 2021. We had enough administrative work on this front dealing with cancelled or postponed trips in 2020, and I can assure you we want to avoid more of that even more than you do.

This Chess Grandmaster Can Help You Travel Better

August 28th, 2021
This Chess Grandmaster Can Help You Travel Better

Aside from new friendships and excitingly exotic new stamps in our passports, what do we most hope to take away from a trip? 

No, it’s not thousands of photos we’ll never have the time to process - it’s actually the thing those photos get in the way of.

Would you help a madman?

August 21st, 2021
Would you help a madman?

Greetings from Thailand!

In this past week's webinar I referenced a famous Einstein quote, that "the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

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Why we’re postponing Samui

August 14th, 2021
Why we’re postponing Samui

Greetings from Thailand!

I have the unfortunate news to share that we will likely postpone our Samui LiveAway program for January.

The spread of the Delta variant in Thailand has dramatically increased, with each successive day tallying a new high in daily cases.

How To Take A Big Walk (Without Going To Pieces)

August 14th, 2021
How To Take A Big Walk (Without Going To Pieces)

As Gordon was saying last week, Wheel & Anchor is currently investigating a trip to Spain in 2023 to walk the famous Camino (which we last looked at back in 2018). 

Talk to any of the ten thousand people who walk all or part of the Camino every year, and you’ll probably hear the phrase “life-changing”. It’s a travel experience like no other, as befitting its roots as a spiritual pilgrimage…

And it’s a lot of walking.

A Very Good Reason to Go for a Walk

August 7th, 2021
A Very Good Reason to Go for a Walk

Greetings from Thailand!

I hope you're enjoying the gifts of August and finding relaxation in the form that suits you best. For myself lately it's been through a lot of walking with the dogs.

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