TRAVEL PROGRAMS - WINTER '13/'14
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All travel programs begin at 7:00 P.M. (unless noted otherwise)
NOVEMBER 12th - TANZANIA & RWANDA - Join us on our eight-day private safari as we drive through the beautiful countryside of Tanzania. We will visit amazing wildlife in Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Serengeti National Parks. Then we head on to Ndutu to see the migration. We finish the Tanzania portion of our adventure in Ngorongoro Crater. We will then fly to Kigali, Rwanda where we head off to take a trek in Volcanoes National Park where we see the Sabyinyo gorillas, a family for 14, and some rare golden monkeys.
NOVEMBER 19th - MUMMIES & MOSQUES: EGYPT, GREECE & TURKEY - Explorers, authors and photographers Tass Thacker and Bruce B. Junek will be presenting Mummies & Mosques, a fascinating slide program of their three-month bicycle trip through Egypt, Jordan, Greece and Turkey. They cycled across the Sahara Desert, along the Nile River valley, across the Sinai Peninsula, snorkeled in the Red Sea, visited stunning Greek Islands, and fell in love with Istanbul. In addition to exploring pyramids, temples and tombs, they wanted to learn more about Islamic culture. How were two Americans treated bicycling through Muslim countries post 9/11 and the war in Iraq? The answer may surprise you! Join us for an evening of beautiful photography and amazing stories with this remarkable South Dakota husband and wife team. They will also be signing copies of their books, The Road Of Dreams, and Andes To The Amazon. Their website is www.imagesoftheworld.com.
NOVEMBER 26th - NO SHOW - HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
DECEMBER 3rd - PACKING LIGHT CLINIC - Get organized and get packing for your holiday travels! Helpful tips for everyone —- no matter how far (or long) you are traveling. Learn all about the latest packing methods and travel accessories that will allow you to travel light without giving up any conveniences. Whether you’ll be traveling for a week or several months, you can learn how to pack everything you need in one convenient suitcase. Packing light really can make your trip more enjoyable! Prizes and specials tonight only!
DECEMBER 10th - TURKEY: A TAPESTRY OF CIVILIZATION - Parts of Turkey take us back in time to the Greco-Roman Hellenistic period. Other parts take us to the Asia Minor of old or to the expansive Ottoman-Turk Empire. But, ultimately, all parts take us to the Turkey of today – vibrant, bustling, a crossroads still of so many civilizations and cultures and landscapes. Join writer, photographer, and former CU Professor of Cultural Geography Cristine Milton (with assistance from writer, photographer, and entrepreneur Maria Rudolph) on an immersion into Turkey – from the domes and spires of Istanbul to the blue-green seas and ruins of the Aegean Coast, then on to the geothermal waters of Pamakkule and the faery castles of Cappadocia, to the massive stone heads of Mt. Nemrut and the refugees fleeing Syria, and finally to the Black Sea Coast of the northeast. And experience all of this juxtaposed on a backdrop of carpet weavers, silk spinners, artisans, Muslims, Sufis, and Whirling Dervishes.
DECEMBER 17th - HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
DECEMBER 24th - NO SHOW - HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
DECEMBER 31st - NO SHOW - HAPPY NEW YEAR!
JANUARY 7th - MONGOLIA - WILDLIFE & NATURE - Mongolia is a fascinating country that remains largely undeveloped, with few paved roads, almost no fences, and people outside of cities that still live a nomadic existence. Mongolia, however, is truly at a crossroads, and the threats to its biodiversity have never been greater. Learn about the aspects that are threatening the future of Mongolia's remaining wildlife. As well as what is making it difficult to develop broad-scale, proactive conservation programs. The pressures on Mongolia's natural places are great, and much work remains to be done if the country's ecological treasures are to be conserved for future generations. Join us and Dr. Barry Rosenbaum as he explores wildlife in Mongolia.
JANUARY 14th - TO BE ANNOUNCED...
JANUARY 21st - ECUADOR & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS - The Galapagos Islands came to the attention of the world when Charles Darwin published “Origin of the Species” in 1859. However, they were known to mariners hundreds of years earlier, and to giant tortoises thousands of years before that. The islands are now a UNESCO World Heritage Site referred to as a “unique living museum and showcase of evolution.” They provide a scenic volcanic landscape that is home to a host of animals including marine iguanas, land iguanas, penguins, sea lions, and the blue-footed booby. Our presenter, Richard Lion, will relate his experiences as an independent traveler to this fascinating destination.'
JANUARY 28th - LIFE IN THE SLOW LANE: EXPLORING THE CANALS OF ENGLAND'S INLAND WATERWAYS - There are over 2000 miles of navigable canals and rivers in the heart of England. Built in the early 19th century before the railroads, this canal system has been reclaimed for recreational use over the last 50 years or so, becoming a national treasure in the process. Boulderites, Pat and Susan Hart, have explored over 300 miles of this system by narrow boat. Operated by you and your crew, a narrow boat is home away from home for a week, ten days, or longer. It provides a look at out-of-the-way villages and sites most tourists miss, while being totally on your own schedule. Opening and closing centuries-old locks, and driving a 60 by 6.5 foot canal boat is a fun, often challenging, and uniquely English way to see the beautiful countryside at a relaxed 3 mph. At the end of each busy day, there’s still plenty of time for a pint of ale at a canal-side pub with the locals before returning to your boat for a good night’s sleep.
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