Suspend reality and visit another country for the evening! Join us for our weekly travel presentations as local community members share enchanting stories, beautiful photos, and travel advice. Whether you're looking for an entertaining evening out, or inspiration for your next trip, these shows are sure to please!
Fall 2017 Adventure Travel Program Schedule
All shows are held in the store on Wednesdays and begin at 7:00PM
Welcome to Fall
Stay up to date on the latest details on the great 'Wanderer's Wednesdays' shows coming to Changes in Latitude this fall. We know we're excited and we hope you are too!
Join Claire Walter in an intense journey to three legendary Himalayan capitals -- Lhasa, Kathmandu, Thimphu – that stir the imagination and captivate the heart. Stunning landscapes punctuated with splendid temples, stupas and dzongs. Fascinating cultures. Rushing rivers. Timeless villages. Fascinating cities, which the 20th and 21st centuries, have been transitioning from age-old ways of life to the modern Western way that some people embrace and others eschew.
Join Rohini Grace of Goddess Travels for a magical visit to India. Enjoy the rural beauty of South India, the lush country side, hidden temples and teeming markets full of spice and flowers. Journey on to the iconic sights of the North, from the splendid lakes and palaces of Jaipur and Udaipur to the Taj Mahal. The adventure culminates with a stroll along the Ganges River in the holy city of Varanasi.
Discovering the Sukau Rainforest and Orangutans in Malaysia
Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 | 7:00 p.m. | Free
Photo by Pam Senjem
Please join Pam & Brian Senjem on 9/27 as they share their vacation details and fun while visiting Sandakan, Kota Kinabalu, and the Sukau Rain Forest in Malaysia, Feb 2017. They experienced amazing food, unique culture, friendly people, and went on the search to see Borneo's Big 5, the Proboscis Monkey, Rhinoceros Hornbill Bird, the Salt Water Crocodile, the Borneo Pygmy Elephant, and the Orangutan.
October 4th – No Show
October 11th – No Show
Tracing your Family Roots: Tips, Tricks, and Adventures
Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 | 7:00 p.m. | Free
You don’t have to be a celebrity on “Who Do You Think You Are?” or "Finding Your Roots" to travel in your ancestor's footsteps. Whether you’re interested in planning a trip to visit US battlefields of your patriotic ancestors, walking the streets of an ancestral village or meeting distant relatives, genealogical travel offers a rich and rewarding experience. Join Lisa Vogele and Molly Donnelly (genealogists and travel mavens) to learn tips for researching, planning, and connecting on your personal journey.
Touring a French Canal
Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 | 7:00 p.m. | Free
Skipper your own (rented) boat on the historic, beautiful, Canal du Midi — a UNESCO World Heritage Site in south-central France. This canal, built in 1681, connects the Mediterranean with the Atlantic Ocean. It is one of the oldest canals in Europe still in operation. If you like locks (you have to bring your own bagels) there are plenty of them — 44 on this week-long trip to be exact. Scenic villages along the canal, such as the heavily fortified medieval town of Carcassonne, will be visited on this affordable adventure.
Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 | 7:00 p.m | $5:00
Join world explorers, adventure travelers and photographers Tass
Thacker and Bruce B. Junek on their delightful six-week journey focusing on
Cuban culture, art and salsa dancing. Snorkeling and beaches too. Hear the
latest on our changing relationship with this fascinating country, what to expect if
you are going soon, and what the future holds for the Cuban people. Don’t miss
this stunning slide show!
The Beauty of England and Wales
Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 | 7:00 p.m | Free
Visiting England and Wales in March is probably not high on travelers' lists. Yet, there is a stark beauty to the landscape and most landmarks are devoid of tourists. Join Jack Rummel and his adult grandson as they jointly plan a trip and explore sites that are new to each. "We had fun," he says, " and we think you will, too."
November 15th – An Alaskan Arctic Wildlife Canoe Expedition - More details coming soon!
An Alaskan Arctic Wildlife Canoe Expedition
Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 | 7:00 p.m. | Free
Tucked into a remote corner of northeast Alaska, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) is a place where wilderness can be experienced on an epic scale, encompassing over 19 million acres. It is a place of discovery and adventure; a place for solitude; a place to be self-reliant and close to nature. There are no manmade trails, parking lots or visitor centers. It is a place to view wildness in a unaltered environment and it is truly unique to anywhere on this continent. In 1956, a party of five conservationists went on an expedition in the Sheenjek Valley to explore and campaign to protect this pristine area of Alaska. In the summer of 2017, Stan Havlick and Mike Fallon visited Last Lake, the most northerly destination of the 1956 party. They then canoed over 100 miles of the Sheenjek River, which was inspired by their friend, 95 year old Bob Krear who was a member of the original expedition. We hope you are able to join Stan and Mike as they share some of their tales and photos of this historic adventure. You may also enjoy viewing the DVD, Arctic Dance and reading the insightful book “Two in the Far North” by Mardy Murie. Stan, who has lived and traveled on all seven continents, will also devote a portion of his program to answering your questions about the wonderful world of travel.
November 22nd – No Show. Happy Thanksgiving!
Thailand has long been one of the foremost jewels of Southeast Asian travel and a great value for American travelers. Blessed with a dizzying array of natural wonders, a welcoming society, a splendid cultural heritage, and a well established tourist infrastructure Thailand makes for a perfect first foray into Asian travel. Join Reid Coen of Imprint Tours on a visual journey that takes in the best of Thailand’s sights and a bonus of neighboring Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Our virtual tour will include the Buddhist temples and imperial wonders of Bangkok, the spectacular natural wonders of the Andaman coast, Thailand’s northern capital, Chiang Mai, and the World Heritage sites of Ayuthaya, Sukhothai, and Angkor Wat. Come learn the ins and outs of travel in this gateway to Southeast Asia.
Packing Light Clinic
Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 | 7:00 p.m | Free
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.
Discovering the Greek Islands
Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 | 7 p.m. | Free
Photo by Michelle Maria
The stunningly picturesque Greek islands have inspired mankind back to the time of Homer. This is nature at its most dramatic, visual best. Deep blue and turquoise seas contrasted by dramatically rugged coastlines, plunging cliffs, golden sand beaches, isolated coves, live volcanoes, and memorable sunsets. The human touch is equally attractive with characteristic “sugar-cube” architecture and blue-domed churches, gravity defying white-washed monasteries, photogenic windmills, crumbling fortresses, and villages that spread like white tissue paper atop hills. History has left a footprint as well with archeological sites from ancient Greek times and crusader fortresses to be explored. Come join Reid Coen of Imprint tours on this visual “cruise” through the highlights of the Dodecanese and Cycladic islands.
December 20th – Holiday Open House! Join us for homemade cookies and hot apple cider. There will be free gift wrapping so come in, shop and enjoy the holiday cheer with us. Thanks for shopping locally!
December 27th – No Show. Happy Holidays!
One Family's Quest to Save Their Animals & an Ancient Way of Life
Wednesday, January 10th, 2017 | 7 p.m | Free
Featuring remarkable images of nomadic life in the jungles and mountains of north India, author and New York Times photojournalist, Michael Benanav, invites you along on a visual journey with the Van Gujjars – a tribe of forest-dwelling nomads – as they trek with their herds of water buffaloes into the Himalayas on their annual spring migration. Michael traveled with one nomadic family for 44 days, over busy roads and silent trails, across sacred rivers and high alpine passes, herding buffaloes with them, sharing their food, sleeping under their tents, and becoming much closer to them than he ever expected. He came to know his companions well – their joys and their troubles, their hopes and fears for the future, their personal dramas and their perspectives on living in balance with nature. The slide show, and Michael’s new book, Himalaya Bound: One Family’s Quest to Save Their Animals & an Ancient Way of Life, offer an intimate glimpse into a rarely seen world, an age-old culture, and the modern forces that threaten it.
February 7th -Brazil & the Fernando De Noranha Islands. More details coming soon!
February 21st - Barge Trip in Holland. More details coming soon!
Sympli the Best Spring 2018 Trunk Show!
Order your favorite and all new styles in Spring 2018 colors. Refreshments will be served!
Saturday, March 3rd, 2018.