Have you ever wanted to travel around the world but thought you couldn’t afford it? Come share an evening with John Marshall, author of the new memoir, Wide-Open World: How Volunteering Around the Globe Changed One Family’s Lives Forever. Learn how John took his wife and two teenage children and spent six months volunteering their way from country to country. Not only was it a deeply transformational experience for the Marshalls, it was more affordable than staying at home!
John is a 9-time Emmy award winning TV producer who is funny and full of stories you won’t want to miss. www.johnmarshall.com
Adrian Kalvinskas of Distant Lands presents “Know Before You Go,” a useful (and occasionally entertaining) look at packing for your next trip. Learn strategies for getting through security smoothly, staying healthy and comfortable on your flight, and minimizing your hassles and maximizing your fun on your next trip.
With thousands of miles of train tracks crossing a nation smaller than many states, very few parts of Britain can’t be reached by train. But, with no national train system and dozens of different train operating companies, figuring out how to get around can be a bit daunting.
Susan Hickman will walk you through the ins and outs of today’s British train system, showing you how to decide which — if any — BritRail pass is best for your trip, and how to make the most of a trip through Britain by rail.
Travel from Helsinki through the three Baltic states with Bill Altaffer, member of the LA Adventurers’ Club. Off the beaten path highlights include the Curonian Spit and Kaliningrad.
Pierre Odier will unearth some of Switzerland’s most unexpected treasures. Revel in Basel’s fascinating Fasnacht Festival, held each year the week after Ash Wednesday. Explore the archaeological remains under Geneva’s St. Peter’s Cathedral, from the foundations of the basilica all the way back to the 4th century. Finally, take a visit to the vanishing village of Braggio, near the Italian Lake District.