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Oct 072016
Weekly Roundup, Friday 7 October 2016

Good morning My green ink theory didn’t robustly withstand another week.  After switching to green ink, there was a welcome lift in people kindly joining in this year’s Travel Insider Annual fundraising drive.  We had 42 people join in the first week, then 80 people after the green ink appeared in the second […]

Sep 302016
Weekly Roundup, Friday 30 September 2016

Good morning It must have been the green ink.  After our annual fundraising drive got off to a slow start two weeks ago, with 42 readers participating, I highlighted the event last week, which drew in a wonderful level of responses, including some people contributing for the first time ever. It is hard […]

Sep 162016
Weekly Roundup, Friday 16 September 2016

Good morning We’ve a great opportunity for one lucky single gentleman.  We have a single gent on our New Zealand tour looking for someone to share with.  This person has traveled with me twice before, so I can attest to his general decency and ‘inoffensiveness’ as a rooming mate. So if you’d love […]

Aug 122016
Weekly Roundup, Friday 12 August 2016

Good morning I’m in the middle between the lovely Bordeaux cruise a couple of weeks ago, and our upcoming Balkans cruise in a couple of weeks time.  Is it any wonder that all I can think about is cruising, with a mix of memories of the marvelous experience in Bordeaux and anticipation for […]

Aug 042016
Weekly Roundup, Friday 5 August 2016

Good morning I returned back from our lovely Bordeaux river cruise on Tuesday.  We enjoyed outstanding weather and a wonderful itinerary taking us around many of the fabled wineries and towns in the Bordeaux region – names and places that until now I’d only ever seen on expensive wine bottle labels.  Amawaterways continues […]

Jul 082016
Weekly Roundup, Friday 8 July 2016

Good morning I hope you had a wonderful July 4th, with plenty of fireworks, food, and fellowship.  It seems the nation’s transportation systems generally coped with the stresses, about as well as could be hoped. Still on the good news front, I’ve just had our key hotel for the NZ tour give me […]

Jun 242016
Weekly Roundup, Friday 24 June 2016

Good morning The last week has seen Britain’s referendum on staying in or leaving the EU reach its culmination with the vote yesterday and decision in favor of leaving the EU, although by the slimmest of margins (51.9%/48.1%). Britain’s relationship with the EU has always been ambiguous (and, going further back into history, […]

Jun 102016
Weekly Roundup, Friday 10 June 2016

Good morning A shortish newsletter today.  The main purpose of it is to convey the following article, which makes for dismaying reading. Congress – ever sensitive to the varying gusts of the political wind – decided, unanimously, to hop on the bandwagon of blaming the TSA for the long delays going through airport […]

May 272016
Weekly Roundup, Friday 27 May 2016

Good morning If you’re lucky, you’ll be going somewhere nice for Memorial Day Weekend.  If you’re very lucky, you’ll be staying home.  Travel – on the roads and in the air – is projected to be either at an all time high, or perhaps the second highest level ever.  I’m in the very […]

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