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2023-2024 Season Presentations:
our greek odessey- Five weeks of independent travel
Our Greek Odyssey Ron Kelemen and Kathy Ellis-Kelemen
Last spring, Ron and Kathy Kelemen traveled independently in Greece for five weeks. They stayed in eight different places, some well-known and others bypassed by most tourists. They connected with the locals, hiked to ancient ruins, experienced spectacular views, and ate well-perhaps a little too well. How did they put this together and get around? What would they do differently next time? Join them as they relive their Greek Odyssey.
2022-2023 Season Presentations:
MONKEYS ON THE ROAD - latin america VANLIFE ADVENTURE
After a decade in the corporate rat race, Mary was ready for a change. So she and her husband quit their jobs, pulled their six-year-old daughter out of school, and moved into an old camper van. They planned to take a year off to drive from California to Argentina in search of a simpler life. What followed were three-and-a-half years of heartwarming personal encounters, breathtaking wilderness campsites, and occasionally terrifying situations. But overwhelmingly their experience was of local people welcoming them and teaching them about generosity and priorities in life. You may also want to read her bestselling, award-winning book about these adventures: “Monkeys on the Road.”
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WILD WOLF WATCHING IN YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
Wild Wolf Watching in Yellowstone National Park Bruce and Kelly Hazen
Yellowstone National Park is known as the best place in the world to see wolves in the wild. Over the past 16 years, Bruce and Kelly Hazen have watched wolves in Yellowstone during their twice a year visits. Learn the insider tips and tricks to making the most of your wolf watching adventure. Topics include: where, when, and how to comfortably observe wild wolf behavior, wolf watching etiquette along with equipment and supply needs. You will learn what to expect during a typical day in the life of a wolf watcher. Hint: Be crepuscular.
Previous Season Presentations:
morocco- a land of beauty, contrast and history
PreCovid, Morocco was one of the safest Arab countries to visit, and it will probably resume that status once the pandemic is over. It is downright picturesque. Join Ron and Kathy Kelemen as they camped in the Sahara Desert and explored its modern and ancient cities, its beautiful countryside, and archeological ruins in 2017.
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papua new guinea cross-cultural experience
Presented by Dale Ryan and Laura Simpson Ryan
EXPLORING NORTH AMERICA BY mOTOR HOME OR rv
Presented by Eric Schuman and Ron & Kathy Kelemen
A Deep South Antarctic Adventure
Presented by Eden Rose Brown
himachal pradesh and the spiti valley of india
Presented by Nonna Crook
East Africa-A Six country solo female journey
Presented by Abbie Hitchen
a week on the owyhee-travel through time
Sri-lanka - the hidden gem of south asia
Britain's South Hams
Presented by Cherie and Chuck Bennett
Join Chuck & Cherie Bennett as they explore the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and learn what a South Ham is. Many Brits consider this one of their favorite areas of Britain. This quiet, isolated region of beautiful countryside and picturesque villages has a deep and abiding link with the D-Day landings at Normandy and other maritime history, including the Mayflower and Drake's Golden Hinde. Gorgeous coastline, harbours, gardens and stately homes fill out the program. View their presentation here.
Presented by Dick and Jane Groff
The Groffs share their driving exploration of Australia’s own “down under”, the island state of Tasmania. About the size of Ireland, Tasmania is a laid-back island and mostly uncrowded - on one 6-hour drive we encountered only 2 other cars but 6 wallabies! Highlights included meeting one of the (in)famous Tasmanian devils, seeing Cradle Mountain, and exciting, scenic boat tours on the island’s east coast among the tallest sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere. View their presentation here.