Calendar of Travel Bug Events

We present talks and/or slide shows on travel or geographically related subjects.
Most events are on Saturdays and take place in our store and are free
All begin at 5 PM unless otherwise noted and last for about an hour.
We attempt to have a presentation every other Saturday
Date Subject Presenter Description
Sat Oct 26 NMCC Trip Info session 10:00 AM Diane Tintor
Sat Nov 02 Industrial Heritage Sites of the World Sarah Rovang Between July 2018 and June 2019, Sarah Rovang traveled to dozens of industrial heritage sites and over a hundred industrial museums in 14 different countries across 5 continents. From the diamond mines of South Africa, to the high plains of Chile 's Atacama Desert; from the lush, subtropical shipyards of southern Japan, to the verdant mill valleys of Northern England, Sarah 's year of travel spanned a staggering variety of cultural, geographic, and technological contexts. Funded by the Society of Architectural Historians, Sarah 's capacious itinerary was made possible through the H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship. This unique postdoctoral fellowship sponsors a year of experiential travel—a kind of updated "Grand Tour " in which fellows select their itineraries based on thematic research interests. An architectural and cultural historian of modernity and industry, Sarah designed a route based around diverse examples of industrialization across the globe. In this presentation, we 'll explore just a few of the most outstanding sites from the trip. From the extraction of raw materials to the mass production of consumer goods including wine, lace, ramen noodles, and even coffins, this voyage into the industrial processes and landscapes of late 19th- and early 20th-century reveals surprising connections to our own economic, climatological, and social concerns today.
Sat Nov 16 Morocco: "Lawrence of Marrakech" T.R. Lawrence What starts out for T.R. Lawrence as a surfing vacation to Morocco turns into a series of life-changing adventures for him and soon after for his wife, Linda, too—stemming from such seemingly random events as a knock on the door, the casual flipping through a magazine, a duffle bag knocked off a shoulder, a walk through a Marrakech alley when suddenly being pulled into a shop, and a motorcycle ride behind a truck loaded with olives. T.R. 's fascinating and entertaining storytelling details his courage to pursue new opportunities moment by moment. You will embrace his excitement when he sees ten exquisite hand-woven saddle rugs during his first trip, which he can 't resist buying, and how that leads to a buyer back in the States. T.R. shares the joy of realizing he is stepping into a genuine business that will quickly become an adventurous lifestyle he is destined to live.


T.R. Lawrence will give a slide presentation chronicling his travels and adventures with his wife, Linda O 'Leary, years ago in Morocco, at the Travel Bug on November 16. T.R. and Linda were the owners of Nomads of Santa Fe, a Moroccan import store on Shelby Street for over 17 years. The November 16th event celebrates the publication of his travel narrative, "Lawrence of Marrakech: Magical Markets of Morocco. "
Sat Nov 30 New Guinnea Singh Singh Wilbur Norman
Sun Dec 08 NMCC Trip Info Session 2:00PM Diane Tintor