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Who Is The World’s Greatest Traveller?

May 7th, 2021
Who Is The World’s Greatest Traveller?

I know. You saw that title up there, and the name “Marco Polo” leapt into your mind. Fair dues: the Venetian explorer’s journeys, an estimated 15,000-20,000 miles in total around the eastern and southern limits of Asia, were an astonishing achievement.

Webinar Replay: Ireland: The Emerald Isle 2022

May 7th, 2021
Webinar Replay: Ireland: The Emerald Isle 2022

Check out the replay from our recent Q&A webinar about our June 2022 trip to explore Ireland, the Emerald Isle:

We'll begin with 4 nights in Dublin, before crossing the country by train to the west coast to Galway, where we'll spend 3 nights, visiting the wild Connemara and spectacular Cliffs of Moher while there.

6 things to do in Santorini, Greece

May 6th, 2021
6 things to do in Santorini, Greece

Santorini is a stunning island in Greece that attracts millions of tourists each year, and with good reason. Its iconic white-walled architecture, stunning sunset spots, and vibrant restaurants make it one of the most popular islands to visit in the Greek archipelago.

Watch out for this tactic by the airlines

May 1st, 2021
Watch out for this tactic by the airlines

Greetings from Thailand!

This past week I was dreaming and making tentative plans to visit Europe this summer to do some reconnaissance for some upcoming Wheel & Anchor programs.

Webinar Replay: Island Hopping in Greece 2022

April 30th, 2021
Webinar Replay: Island Hopping in Greece 2022

Gordon goes over the program structure and highlights for our rescheduled island-hopping adventure through the sun-drenched Greek archipelago, including Crete, Naxos, Paros, and Santorini:

Our trip begins with 3 nights in Chania on the Island of Crete, before hopping to Heraklion for a night, followed by 3 nights on spectacular Santorini and 4 nights on Naxos Island, with some time in Paros as well.

The Surge & the Squeeze: How Travel Will Bounce Back

April 24th, 2021
The Surge & the Squeeze: How Travel Will Bounce Back

Greetings from Thailand!

Well, May is nearly upon us, and while the optimists among us (like yours truly) had hoped we'd be staring at the finish line and packing our bags, the waiting game continues amidst the latest surge of cases.

How To Wait Out A Pandemic (And Enjoy The View Properly)

April 24th, 2021
How To Wait Out A Pandemic (And Enjoy The View Properly)

Right now, I’m being tormented by an island.

Every morning for the last few months, it’s the same view out of my bedroom window. A long, curving stretch of beach, a vast strip of blue sea (royal blue in the sunshine, a dull, blue-tinted lead colour on stormier days) - and just 30 miles away, across Scotland’s Firth of Clyde, there’s Greece.

Some thoughts on the recent bailout of Air Canada

April 17th, 2021
Some thoughts on the recent bailout of Air Canada

Greetings from Thailand!

I'm sure most travellers in Canada by now have heard about the government decision to bail out Air Canada, as the airline industry worldwide is reeling from the ongoing pandemic.

I did a video about the subject of bailing out the airlines all the way back last March, and with the situation still raging over a year later, it's no surprise to find ourselves where we are on this.

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