January 2016 Newsletter
Happy 2016! We hope that each one of you had a wonderful holiday season and are back to planning some amazing travels in the new year. Our Traveler’s Tuesday programs start again on January 12th and we hope to see you all here! We are also having a Packing Light Clinic on January 26th so you won’t want to miss it!
Sale! Sale! Sale! Stop in for our Winter Clearance Sale on select items for 50% off for a limited time only. What a deal!!!!
**All shows begin at 7:00 PM, are held in the store and are FREE
January 5th- NO SHOW! Happy New Year!
January 12th- What is Happening in Nepal Now? Trekking After the Earthquake!
Nepal has acquired an exotic reputation and allure with it's dramatic wealth of geography and culture. Trekking is one of the main reasons people go to this famous mountain region of the world. Experience the beauty and peace of the high mountains as well as discovering the generous nature of the Nepalese people and their rich culture. Join Karma Sherpa on this fabulous adventure through Nepal and learn about Nepal now and trekking after the earthquake.
January 19th- Ends of the Earth on Seven Continents!
For nearly half a century, Stan Havlick has lived or traveled on all seven continents. A number of his world adventures and expeditions benefited the Colorado Cancer Foundation. His presentation, Ends of the Earth, includes photos and stories from Barrow, Alaska, the most northerly point of North America, to Ushuaia, Argentina, the most southerly point of South America, and also, North Cape of Norway, the most northerly point of Europe, to the Cape of Good Hope, the most southerly point of Africa. Other remote coastal destinations include Cuba, the Osa of Costa Rica (the most biologically intense place on Earth) Iceland, Ireland, the South China Sea, Rio, Zanzibar, Antarctica, and the Great Australian Bight. Stan completes his program with a short film of his unique experience with gorillas in the jungle of Uganda. We hope you are able to join us for this extraordinary evening. Stan will also devote a portion of his program to answering your questions about the wonderful world of travel.
January 26th – Packing Light Clinic
Do you have a fun trip coming up? Have you never quite tackled the task of effective packing? Join us in this fun and informational clinic on how to consolidate your trip essentials. Learning how to pack light helps to reduce unnecessary stress and really can make your trip more enjoyable! We’ll teach you about packable fabrics, different packing methods, and travel accessories that make all the difference. Whether you’ll be traveling for a week or several months, you can learn how to pack everything you need in one convenient and organized suitcase.
February 2nd- Explore Madagascar
What many of us know about Madagascar comes from the Madagascar I, II, or III movies. Ironically, seeing the lemurs in real life, it’s easy to understand why the lemurs are so endearing. Andy and Sandy Edmondson spent three weeks in Madagascar traveling throughout the island. The presentation will cover their journey as they visit the National Parks and see very diverse landscapes from the rainforests on the East to the Baobab trees and desert in the South West. Ninety percent of the flora and fauna of Madagascar is found no where else on earth. Lemurs are present throughout the island and they saw nineteen of the over 100 species on the island.
PRODUCTS OF THE MONTH
Osprey Ultralight Stuff Pack
This lightweight travel backpack packs a ton at over 1,000 cubic inches. It packs down into a tiny packet that can fit in any suitcase and is perfect for daily needs as well as light hiking.
PACKING TIP OF THE MONTH
Have a good checklist!
You can pick one up here in the store! We give them out like candy J. Not necessarily everything applies but it does help to remind you of stuff you need to pack as well as what you need to remember before you leave. If you can’t make it into the store we have one on our website too: http://www.cil.com/packing-checklist/
WHERE IN THE WORLD
Can you guess this location? E-mail your answer for a chance to win a Changes in Latitude Gift Certificate!
Hint: These Dr. Seuss looking trees are located so far north where temperatures reach -58 degrees Fahrenheit! They look so funky because they are covered in snow and ice. This area is a prime spot to see the Northern Lights. There is an opportunity about 200 days out of the year. It is not uncommon to have no sun at all during the winter and three months of sun in the summer (Known as the Midnight Sun). The area is known for reindeer and all sorts of winter activities!
Last Month’s Answer & Winner: Last month we had a lot of response, and many of you answered correctly! The location was Rockefeller Center in New York, New York. Congratulations to Doug Caven for winning the Changes in Latitude Gift Certificate!
“CIL LOCAL FACES AROUND THE WORLD CONTEST”
Take a picture of yourself wearing a Changes in Latitude hat anywhere in the world and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to win! Each month we will draw a winner from the monthly submissions and YOU can win a Changes in Latitude Large Cube in any color you want! With your permission, we will add the picture and description to our new website under “CIL Faces Around the World.” Join in the fun!