A variety of travel destination programs are available that offer you the opportunity to experience the wonders of exotic destinations.
All programs are presented as PowerPoint lectures with pictures and a narrative. The "nature" program (East Africa and Galapagos) not only cover the flora and fauna of the destination, they also explore the history and geography of the lands. All programs offer details regarding what travel documents are required and what to pack.
Programs are constantly updated to include the most current information for the audience.
EAST AFRICA Journey past Mount Kilimanjaro and through East Africa's Masai Mara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater wilderness parks. The splendors of Africa are rapidly disappearing and once they are gone, they will be gone forever. This program includes the instructors experience of a photo safari taken during the time of the great wildebeest migration. During the program offers many fascinating facts about the wildlife, as well as introducing you to the society of the Maasai - the tribes considered by many to be the worlds greatest cattlemen.
GALAPAGOS Home of the giant tortoise and marine iguana - the only swiming and diving sea-going lizard in the world. Learn about the islands that made Charles Darwin famous and the extra-ordinary animals that inhabit them. One of the best protected parks in the work, the Galapagos Islands remain a premier adventure vacation destination.
AUSTRALIA Experience the wonder of the land "down-under". What began as a prison colony became one of the world's best tourist destinations. From cosmopolitan Sydney to the great barrier reef and Uluru, Australia remains a strange and mystifying land with a colorful history and some of the worlds' most unusual wildlife. This presentation may soon have you singing "Waltzing Matilda" as you pack your bags.
ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS The Greeks. The Egyptians. The Mayans. From the legendary lost continent of Atlantis to the lost civilization of the Mesa Verde cliff dwellers, journey back in time to ancient places and lost civilizations. Pyramids, temples, great rock calendars and deserted cities are all that remain of these ancient super-powers of antiquity. Enjoy a view of some of the worlds great archeological wonders.
When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable. - Clifton Fadiman
THE FAIRY TALE CASTLES OF BAVARIA King Ludwig II of Bavarian has given Germany, and the world, some of the most remarkable structures of the 19th century. For nearly twenty years he lost all interest in the politics of ruling a kingdom and took to building some of the most famous castles in Europe. Witness the history and construction of these wonders in this presentation, along with recommendations for those who plan on traveling to these sites.
THE LOST CITY OF POMPEII An hours drive south of Naples, along the west coast of the boot of Italy, along the shores of the Bay of Naples, you will find the modern town of Pompei. Several miles inland is what was once considered a lost city the ancient ruins of Pompeii. (The ruins are spelled "Pompeii"; the new town is spelled "Pompei".) Buried under tons of volcanic rock and ash from nearby Mount Vesuvius, the site has become one of the worlds most important archeological digs since its rediscovery in 1755.
DACHAU LIFE IN GERMANYS CONCENTRATION CAMP The original Nazi concentration camp, Dachau was the camp all other German concentration camps, labor camps and extermination camps would be modeled after. This presentation examines this camp; the history, life in the camp, and the horrors of internment. NOTE: NOT INTENDED FOR AUDIENCES UNDER THE AGE OF 18.
BUCKET LIST 101 Dream big. Live life to the fullest. The world is your oyster; experience all it has to offer. This presentation provides you with a potpourri of places to go, things to see and do, experiences to have, and adventures to live that will fill your bucket list to overflowing! Bucket list aficionado and world traveler Tony Diaz shows you how to stop putting your dreams on hold and begin to put a dent in that list of things you said you would do some day.
Presentations and Classes:
Due to the current COVID-19 issues, all citizens have been advised to shelter in place until the pandemic passes. Therefore, until further notice, all classes are currently cancelled.
Do your part to make this as bearable as possible. Wash your hand often (or generously use a hand-sanitizer), maintain six feet distance from others, and stay at home unless you NEED to be out.
Hopefully this will soon pass and life will return to what was once normal.
HOW TO TAKE TRAVEL PHOTOS LIKE A PRO A program developed for the serious photographer in us all. This three day workshop (each two hours long) covers everything the beginner needs to know to make outstanding images of their travels. Session 1 begins with how to control light (shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and color temperature), while Session 2 covers composition and the use of visual cues to draw the viewer into the image. The third session shows how the materials of the first two sessions can be brought together for eye-catching images that are sure to amaze everyone.