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Announcing the winners from our Trip Inspiration Survey prize draw!

January 15th, 2021
Announcing the winners from our Trip Inspiration Survey prize draw!

Greetings from Thailand!

I'd like to begin with a massive thank-you to our community here for your feedback and ideas in our annual Trip Inspiration survey. This year more than ever it's crucial for us to be in sync with the dreams of the community, as we collectively wait for the skies to brighten and the horizon appear through the fog.

Slow travel…slowly returning?

January 9th, 2021
Slow travel…slowly returning?

Greetings from Thailand!

This past week I came across an article in the Globe & Mail that captures much of the sentiment in my own mind regarding 'slow travel', as well as what I've heard from members in this community.

Webinar Replay: Incredible Rail Journeys (Part IV)

January 8th, 2021
Webinar Replay: Incredible Rail Journeys (Part IV)

Check out the replay from Part IV of our series on the world's most incredible rail journeys, this time looking at the Venice-Simplon Orient Express and the Palace on Wheels in Northern India:

To see parts I, II, and III, or any of our other webinar replays, click here.

After the Plague came the Renaissance – Happy 2021!

January 2nd, 2021
After the Plague came the Renaissance – Happy 2021!

To new beginnings! We've got new digits on the calendar and some new energy in the air, and with a little bit of luck we have lots of good things to look forward to in the year ahead.

That said, the first few months of 2021 I would unfortunately expect to be a continuation of the end of 2020 - we won't be going anywhere for a little while yet as we wait and see how the vaccination roll out goes both here at home and abroad.

Fly Further, Stay Longer: A New Way To Winter In 2021

January 2nd, 2021
Fly Further, Stay Longer: A New Way To Winter In 2021

The first one comes straight at me across the courtyard like a tiny winged bullet. 

Before I even know what I’m looking at, it’s gone - responding to my presence with a truly inhuman reaction-time, vanishing into the hot blue Spanish sky before I can even blink.

Ending 2020 with a Traveller’s Tradition

December 26th, 2020
Ending 2020 with a Traveller’s Tradition

Greetings from Thailand!

Well, this is my final newsletter for 2020, perhaps the most challenging year, personally and professionally, that I can remember...and I'm sure many of you might agree.

However rather than dwell on the hard parts, I like to frame it all in a little tradition at this time of year that I got from some very good traveller friends of mine.

Merry Christmas from Thailand!

December 19th, 2020
Merry Christmas from Thailand!

Merry Christmas from Thailand!

It's a few days early, but I thought it better to get my wishes in before Christmas rather than after 🙂 I hope you all can have a safe & warm Christmas with your friends or loved ones, and thank you for staying with us as a part of our community of travellers.

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