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Webinar Replay: A Short Chat About Long Stays

July 31st, 2020

Check out the replay from our recent Q&A webinar where we discussed potential long stay itineraries for the Wheel & Anchor community:

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What our community hates about group travel

July 24th, 2020

Greetings from Thailand!

Last week we asked the community to share their least favourite aspect of group travel, and we received some fascinating feedback.

It may sound strange to say it, but I really enjoyed sitting down and going through your answers.

What’s your least favourite aspect of group travel?

July 18th, 2020

Greetings from Thailand!

Today I'd like to ask you for a bit of 'negative' feedback. As we continue to try to chart a course through the pandemic, we're using the time to look at ways to improve our trips. So, I'd love to hear from you about your least favourite aspect of group travel.

True Grit: How Sicily Is Taking European Chocolate Back To Its Roots

July 18th, 2020

Close your eyes for a moment, and imagine someone popping a piece of chocolate into your mouth.

First is the smoothness as it melts on your tongue. Then the microscopic hairs furring your taste-buds communicate with the taste cells assigned to recognise sweetness, while the others pick up any accompanying cocktails of saltiness or bitterness, and a flood of messages race to your brain, and - nom.

Long stay poll results + Travel Trivia IV Winner!

July 11th, 2020

Greetings from Thailand!

Last week I shared some thoughts about long stay travel and put out a poll to the community to get your input, to which I received many emails and many ideas in the poll - thank you! We'll be doing a webinar about long stays on July 28, which is meant to present some ideas and hear your feedback on them - please join us and share your thoughts 🙂

Also this past week was our interview with Egyptologist and our guide in Egypt, Mohamed Younes, who gave us a fascinating look at life in Egypt before and after the Egyptian Revolution, how it's changed things in the travel sector, and what travellers should know about the security situation there.

Webinar Replay: Tales of Egypt

July 8th, 2020

Gordon is joined by Mohamed Younes for a fascinating look into life in Egypt today, why it's interesting for travellers, and why some misconceptions about Egypt still exist.

Younes is an Egyptologist as well as our gracious and fascinating guide through Egypt in January 2020. Members on the trip very much enjoyed Younes' deep knowledge and perspectives on both historical and modern-day Egypt.

How do you feel about long-stay trips?

July 4th, 2020

Greetings from Thailand!

This past week at Wheel & Anchor we were discussing travel trends in a post-pandemic world, and the subject of long-stay holidays came up. In an era where the travel portions of trips in airports and on planes is likely to be less pleasant than it used to be, there's a greater incentive to stay a little longer when you venture away from home.

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Finding The Meaning Of Life In The Rice Fields Of Bali

July 4th, 2020

It’s one of the most famous and widely-photographed sights of Bali: ranks of rice terraces fringed with coconut palms, climbing in soft green waves up the side of mountains - like scattered fragments of a vast amphitheatre being reclaimed by Nature.

If you’re visiting Bali, save lots of memory on your phone or camera for capturing these scenes, because everywhere you look, it’ll be gorgeous.

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