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Dec 092016
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 9 December 2016

Good morning Wow.  What a week it has been. I wrote, last Friday, that we had ten people who had chosen to join our Scotland’s Islands and Highlands tour next June – already a high level of participation, this early.  I don’t know what created the spark, but we’ve had another ten people join this […]

Dec 022016
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 2 December 2016

Good morning It seems that some of you managed to tear yourselves away from the stress and struggle of Black Friday and Cyber Monday to do some shopping of a very different kind – for travel.  We now have ten people who have chosen to join our Scotland’s Islands and Highlands Tour next June, including […]

Nov 252016
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 25 November 2016

Good morning I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and over-ate abundantly, so as to give you sufficient energy for today’s Black Friday sales.  My daughter wants to go ‘normal shopping’ and I’ve had to persuade her to wait until the far side of the weekend’s madness before getting within several blocks of any of […]

Nov 182016
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 18 November 2016

Good morning It has been a very long time since I last wrote to you on a Friday morning.  Our amazing New Zealand tour (and Australian extension) plus, well, ‘life in general’, all conspired to interfere, but here I am again this morning, with a huge variety of items to share with you today in […]

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 week.  But […]

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 to overstate […]

Sep 232016
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 23 September 2016

Good morning In the excitement of everything else last week, I did a poor job of calling your attention to a matter of importance to me, and perhaps to you too. Our annual Travel Insider Fundraising Appeal.  Yes, we did have 42 readers respond generously, including ‘super supporters’ (ie contributing $100 +) Peter N, Jamie […]

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 to do […]

Aug 192016
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 19 August 2016

Good morning Let’s start off this week with the most exciting thing, first. To my disappointment, and his too, a good friend and multiple Travel Insider Tour participant has had to cancel out of the New Zealand tour this coming late Oct/early Nov.  He’s already paid his $500 non-refundable deposit.  Unlike airlines, we allow ‘name […]

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