Stories

Get inspired by stories and reflections on travel as an experience, a lifestyle, and an identity.

Britain And Tea: The Bitter Truths Behind The Modern Myth

January 17th, 2020

It’s hard to imagine a Britain without tea. Take any trip around this sovereign country (including our Ireland to Scotland cruise in May) and you will be inescapably awash with the stuff. The nation’s favourite drink is obsessively consumed in astonishing quantities - an average of 165 million cups a day (that’s enough to fill 20 Olympic size swimming pools) - and in all walks of life, from fancy china teapots in expensive tea-rooms, to hot water hastily sloshed onto tea bags to make a “builder’s brew” for someone on their tea break at work.

The Pros & Cons of Group Travel

January 11th, 2020

'I've never done a group trip before...is it really for me?'

I was talking to a new member of our community of travellers here at Wheel & Anchor recently and our conversation took a fascinating turn as we got into the subject of group travel and who it's really for.

Cruising Croatia and the Adriatic: A traveller’s guide

January 10th, 2020

The fact that Croatia has one of the longest coastlines in the world makes it a popular tourist destination. The country’s beaches consistently rank high on lists of the world’s best beaches, praised for their immaculate beauty and stunning natural features.

Welcome to 2020! Let’s make this our year

January 4th, 2020

Welcome to 2020!

I absolutely love a new start and the new energy that comes with a new year and a new decade. I made a short video to ring it in:

Things mentioned in the video:

Last year we introduced a new kind of program here at Wheel & Anchor called our 'Weekends' programs - shorter but still immersive explorations of places not as far from Canada.

A Traveller’s Tradition (2019 Edition)

December 28th, 2019

Greetings from the Grenadines!

This is my last video blog of 2019, which means it's also the last one of the decade. I always love the energy and hope around this time of the year as we prepare for a new beginning, and this one has a little extra juice to it as we move into 2020 and beyond.

A Year of Travel Stories: 2019 in Review

December 27th, 2019

As we near the end of another year (and decade!), we've pulled together a roundup of the travel stories our team of travel writers put together about some of the places we've been, places we're going, and places we're still dreaming about.

If you have some downtime over the holidays and are thinking about travel, you'll find plenty of inspiration here! You'll also get a feel for the kind of things our community finds interesting when we go exploring.

Gratitude, Reflections & Holiday Greetings!

December 21st, 2019

Greetings from the Grenadines!

This is our last newsletter before Christmas, and I wanted to take a few minutes to share some gratitude as I reflect on the year that is rapidly coming to a close:

It's been an incredible year for us here at Wheel & Anchor, with well over a thousand new members joining and a number of successful trips happening, including to Austria, Japan, the Adriatic, Italy, Thailand, and more.

Why Two Wheels Beats Four: Understanding Europe’s Passion For Bicycles

December 20th, 2019

If you’re walking the streets of a European city for the first time, you might be amazed how the locals are getting themselves about.

No, not walking - although it’s true that walking is vastly more popular in Europe than across the Atlantic. In the United States, just 3% of daily journeys are taken on foot, rising to 11% in Canada.

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