Stories

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

A Snifter of Liquid Diplomacy

May 12th, 2018

Churchill was allegedly so smitten that he placed an order for 400 bottles of Ararat (branded “Dvin cognac” at the time) and was a lifelong fan.

It’s Not About the Destination…

April 17th, 2018

As an entrepreneur juggling multiple businesses, I’m driven, goal-oriented, and productive. My to-do lists are endless. I’ve trained myself to shift gears from one task to the next, and get stuff done like a boss.

To be honest, I couldn’t imagine living any other way—I thrive on it.

What is Wheel & Anchor all about?

April 16th, 2018

Gordon sat down for an chat with Melissa Rodway from FLY Travel Radio to talk about the vision behind Wheel & Anchor and what new members can expect in the coming months ahead.

Click the orange play button to hear the full interview (52:00), or check out some of the highlights in the transcript below!

9:15: What makes Wheel & Anchor tours different?
Melissa: Okay.

The Traveller’s Lingua Franca

April 13th, 2018

Sight-seeing is naturally a big part of travel, but people-talking can be even more rewarding.

It doesn’t roll trippingly from the tongue, I admit, and there should be a better phrase for the practise of talking to people – locals as well as fellow travellers – while on vacation, but as far as I know there isn’t.

And one of the reasons there isn’t, I imagine, is that it’s not nearly as popular as it should be.

Airport Reflections: The Seychelles

April 5th, 2018

I was walking through the airport in Bangkok and reflecting on my trip through the beautiful Seychelles, and wanted to share a few things I learned there.

Kazakhstan: Mysteries among the Mountains

April 5th, 2018

Walking along Kabanbai Batyr Street in Almaty, I’m dumbfounded in that low-level way smashing into and through your expectations while travelling can dumbfound a person.

The streets around here are lined with what could be oaks, could be elms. It’s the sort of thing I usually pay attention to and make note of, because it’s good to be able to tell people later, “I was walking down this elm-lined street,” but I’ve been paying too much attention to the things I usually wouldn’t be noticing.

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