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Food, France, & Future Trips

July 31st, 2021
Food, France, & Future Trips

Greetings from Thailand!

I'm pleased this week to release Part II of our France Kaleidoscope program, a gastronomic adventure through Lyon and Burgundy, France's culinary heartland.

You Can Trust A Croissant If It’s French

July 30th, 2021
You Can Trust A Croissant If It’s French

Oh no. What have I done?

I’m staying in a English seaside guesthouse, the kind that lacks those little touches that show it’s a labour of love for the owner - and I really should have known. It’s my fault, all this. I looked at the reviews in advance, and despite seeing they were.

An early peek at trips for 2023…

July 24th, 2021
An early peek at trips for 2023…

Greetings from Thailand!

Although we're just over halfway through 2021, I have received a great many questions from the community about our 2023 lineup of programs. Namely this is due to trips being rescheduled trips from 2020 or 2021, something we've spent lots of time doing this as well over the past year or so.

Travel in the Context of Canada Reopening

July 17th, 2021
Travel in the Context of Canada Reopening

Greetings from Thailand!

I was speaking to a number of friends back in Canada this past week, and the warmth of summer and positive energy of being free of most of the shackles of the past year and a half or so was palpable in all my conversations.

Llama Or Alpaca? Here’s How To Tell (And Why It Matters)

July 15th, 2021
Llama Or Alpaca? Here’s How To Tell (And Why It Matters)

When in Peru, beware the alpacas.

Not because they’re dangerous. You have nothing to fear from a creature with such a sweet temperament and which communicates by humming (yes, that’s just as cute as it sounds). Just being around one is going to bring your blood-pressure down, like they’re a meditation retreat covered in fur.

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