Upcoming Events


Wednesday, January 28 — Journey to the East: Cambodia & Vietnam

Travel writer and photographer  Russ Furnas returned to  Indochina post-Vietnam War to visit Saigon’s 18th-century opium refineries, 19th-century
French plantations, and small, pristine Maekong  Floating Markets.  The tour finished  in Cambodia  with visits to Angkor Thom,  Killing Fields Museum and the floating villages on Ton Le Sap Lake.


Monday, February 2 — Iran

Join Distant Land’s staff member, Julia Hagie for a photo tour of enigmatic Iran.  Her trip there last October was a return to this fascinating country where she lived for two years prior to the Islamic revolution.
1000 Places

Wednesday, February 18 — “1,000 Places to See Before You Die – Europe”

International bestselling author Patricia Schultz delves into Europe’s perennially popular—and often overlooked—destinations as only an insider can. From Krakow’s Market Square to Scotland’s remote and romantic Hebrides Islands, she uncovers the continent’s rich and complex history, diverse culture, and breathtaking beauty—both natural and man-made. Join her on a tour of Norway’s dramatic fjords, Moorish architecture in southern Spain’s Andalusia, and a quiet little-known corner of the Italian Riviera, as featured in her #1 New York Times bestselling travel book 1,000 Places to See Before You Die.


Tuesday, February 24 — “Historic Armenia After 100 Years”

Author and photographer Matthew Karanian will take you on a tour of ancient Historic Armenia, illustrated with poignant photographs that depict the region as it appears today. He will also show historic images that were created a century ago.

This presentation includes a tour of the 1,000 year-old Armenian capital of Ani, as well as the regions of Van, Kharpert, Diyarbakir, and Sebastia. Matthew will show you what there is to see, and explain how to travel there.
Matthew will be available following the slide show presentation to sign copies of this newly released book, Historic Armenia After 100 Years (Publication Date: February 2, 2015).