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Why Austria Went To War Over A Chocolate Cake

October 11th, 2019

This is like no bakery I’ve ever been in. The tables are polished stone, there are tiny chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, the walls are covered with the kind of wood panelling you normally associate with 5-star hotels or Bond villain hideouts - and from here, I can see the dessert counter.

Announcing the release of our South Africa itinerary!

October 5th, 2019

Greetings from a rapidly cooling Toronto!

I'm pleased to announce this week the release of the full itinerary for our November 2020 South African Secrets program, with an extension program to Zimbabwe to see the stunning Victoria Falls and a safari program to Hwange National Park:

There's so much to enjoy in South Africa - the climate, the food and wine, and of course the chance to see the amazing animals of Africa in the wild while on safari.

Wildlife adventures you can’t miss in Cape Town

October 4th, 2019

Named as one of the world’s 36 biodiversity hotspots by Conservation International, South Africa’s Cape Town has one of the highest levels of biodiversity of any equivalent area in the world. The city is bursting with numerous luscious parks, nature reserves, and pristine beaches that will surely keep wildlife lovers busy.

Webinar Replay: Baltic Seafarer

October 4th, 2019

Check out the replay from our recent member Q&A webinar about our July 2020 program exploring the coastal life along the Baltic Sea:

Or, check out one of our stories about the region:

Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia: Introducing The Baltic States

Exploring South Korea + Upcoming ‘Weekends’ Programs!

September 28th, 2019

Greetings from Toronto!

I've had a great week driving around southern Ontario connecting with members and talking about travel, as fall begins its beautiful descent upon us. The colours are a great reminder for me to think about upcoming trips, and so I made a short video about our newest program to South Korea, which can be done on its own or as an extension to our Japan trip in May of 2020:

Things mentioned in the video:

Our May 2020 trip to Japan & South Korea - full details here

2 spots have opened on our sold out Egypt, Israel & Jordan program - full details here

Previous editions of The Anchor Monthly print newsletter - access them here

To get the October edition of The Anchor Monthly, fill out our member questionnaire

Cheers!

Uluru, or Ayers Rock: Fascinating facts about Australia’s iconic monument

September 27th, 2019

Back in the late ’80s and early ’90s, your knowledge of this Australian landmark may have been limited to the movie A Cry In The Dark, best known as the one with Meryl Streep in a strange accent going, “The dingo’s got my baby!”

Happily, there’s more to Uluru than wild dogs snatching little kids.

Webinar Replay: Japan: Land of the Rising Sun – old

September 24th, 2019

Check out the replay from our recent Q&A webinar about our May 2020 trip to Japan and South Korea:

To get all the details and download the full trip itinerary, click here.

Or, for some more inspiration, check out one of our stories about Japan:

How Japan Mastered The Art Of Staying Alive

Shinto: How Japan’s Religious Soul Is Surviving An Age Of Change

A Polite Visitor’s Guide To Bowing In Japan

The Irresistible Appeal of Japanese Art and Aesthetics

Soak Yourself in a Japanese Tradition

Kyoto culture and cuisine: Where to go and what to eat

The House That Flowed Like Water

From the Jet Age to the Bullet Age

Cheers!

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