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Meet the Man with All the Stories

October 17th, 2020

Greetings from Thailand!

One of the benefits I've found from moving around a bit less these past months has been more time to pick up a book and read. I suppose the time was there before, but it so easily disappeared in the scramble from A to B and all of the madness in between.

Webinar Replay: Egypt & the Nile

October 16th, 2020

Check out the replay from our recent Q&A webinar, where Gordon and special guest Egyptologist Mohammed Younes talk through the program structure and highlights for our November 2021 trip to Egypt to see the Pyramids, the Grand Egyptian Museum, and cruise down the Nile to see the legendary Valley of the Kings (and more!)

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Orkney And Shetland: The Forgotten Heartland Of Britain?

October 10th, 2020

If you're used to big-city - or even small-town - life in Britain, doing weekly chores on the northern Orkney island of Westray, my home for the rest of 2020, can be a bit of a puzzle. 

Take yesterday. I'm low on groceries, so…where around here sells fruit and veg? What about a butcher? Or a baker? I realise I'm low on cash: where's the nearest bank, or failing that, automatic cash-point? 

A quick search on Google Maps finds a Bank Of Scotland, smack in the middle of Pierowall, the island's only settlement.

Webinar Replay: The Future Travel Forum 2022 (Part IV): Central & Eastern Europe

October 8th, 2020

Check out the replay from the latest edition of our Future Travel Forum 2022 series - in Part IV, we took a look at potential trip ideas through Central & Eastern Europe, including Austria, the Czech Republic & Poland, and Hungary, Romania & Bulgaria:

We've got more editions coming your way in the coming weeks in months, including South America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Australia & New Zealand, as well as ones looking at interesting train trips, unique river cruises, and more.

What would it take for us to run a trip again?

October 3rd, 2020

Greetings from Thailand!

First of all, I want to say thank you to everyone who wrote in or called following last week's newsletter; it was incredibly warming to hear from you and to reaffirm that we are indeed all in this together! Grounded though we may be, we'll keep the energy high and the mood positive.

Cancelling another trip to Europe & how we all feel

September 26th, 2020

Greetings from Thailand!

Well, I had been holding out hope for some months now that I would be able to return to Europe next week to do some reconnaissance and planning for several Wheel & Anchor programs we have in the works.

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Full Of Eastern Promise And Made Everywhere Else, Turkish Delight is The (Sugar) Bomb

September 25th, 2020

Growing up as a kid in Britain, I knew there was some candy I just shouldn't have. 

Boiled sweets were fine, as are sticks of rock, toffee, fudge or bags of Jelly Babies. Chocolate was a little fancier - and much harder on a vanishingly small budget of weekly pocket-money - but it was definitely permitted, opening up a whole realm of chocolate-covered gastronomic adventure.

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