TRAVEL PROGRAMS - SUMMER 2013
share their stories, their adventures, their experiences and their advice.
Relax, enjoy the beautiful travel photos and gain information
and ideas for your next travel adventure!
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All travel programs begin at 7:00 P.M. (unless noted otherwise)
MAY 14th - BOTSWANA SAFARI - Located in the middle of the Kalahari Thirst Lands, Botswana boasts the world's largest inland delta, highest production of diamonds, biggest concentration of elephants and lions, and the most stable economy and democracy in Africa. Join Cyndra for a colorful look at Botswana's culture and its unique wildlife. Cyndra spent the summer of 2012 working in a preschool for AIDS orphans and traveling to the country's many national parks.
MAY 21st - EXPLORE THE ARCTIC OF NORTHERN ALASKA - What are your thoughts when you hear the word Arctic? Snow, ice, polar bears, darkness, global warming? Join Stan Havlick and his wife, Margaret as they venture into this pristine, yet rapidly changing region of our North American Continent. Photos and topics discussed will include Denali and the National Park seldom seen from the north, the remote and magnificent Brooks Range and Point Barrow, the most northerly tip of North America. What would a trip be without filming the wildlife, i.e. the Grizzly, Musk Ox, Arctic Fox, Snowy Owl, Polar Bear, and sharing information about the semi-annual whale hunt? Last, but certainly not least, you will enjoy viewing beautiful native Eskimo art and learn about the unique Inupiat culture. We hope to see you under the Northern Lights!! Stan, who has lived or traveled on all seven continents, will also devote a portion of his program to answering your questions about the wonderful world of travel.
MAY 28th - HIKING IN SWITZERLAND - Tilden Daniels will present on hiking in Switzerland, focusing on the trails around the town of Zermatt beneath the iconic Matterhorn. Along with his photographs, Tilden will talk about travel practicalities and costs, lodging options in Zermatt, huts accessible from Zermatt, and local specialities including fondue, rösti, regional wines, and apple strudel. He'll also touch upon visiting Zermatt to ski during the winter. Tilden has presented on hiking in the Alps before at CIL, but this presentation will be completely different since he spent 3 months in the fall of 2012 living in Zermatt.
JUNE 4th - HOW TO PACK LIGHT CLINIC
JUNE 11th - A TRANS-SIBERIAN RAILROAD JOURNEY ACROSS RUSSIA - It would take six days to travel nonstop across seven time zones from Vladivostok to Moscow on the longest railway in the world. Much more enjoyable is to meander along over several weeks. We see the vast Siberian taiga, the site of the last tsar's demise, picturesque villages, the world's largest lake, and cities mixing traditional wooden architecture with Stalinist constructs. Getting there is an experience in itself on Russia's well-run, comfortable system, with requisite snack stops from crockpot-laden women swarming stations.
JUNE 18th - DISCOVER ROMANIA & AMAZING TRANSYLVANIA!
JUNE 25th - TREKKING THE ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT IN NEPAL
JULY 9th - PACKING LIGHT CLINIC
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