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
Sun Nov 24 Guitar Concert 2 pm greg ohlsen
Sun Nov 24 SFCC Trip Info Session 11:00 Diane Tintor
Sat Nov 30 New Guinnea Singh Singh Wilbur Norman Papua New Guinea & the Solomon Islands: The Past in the Present

With Wilbur Norman

When Americans of a certain age hear the name 'Solomon Islands ' they immediately think of the terrible events in Guadalcanal during the Second World War. And when the conversation inevitably turns to its large neighbor, New Guinea, many remember a father, mother or relative who served there and brought back vivid stories of dense jungle, die-hard Japanese soldiers, birds of paradise, 'primitive ' peoples -- and cannibalism.

With six other adventure travelers, I spent most of September 2019 in the Solomons and Papua New Guinea to see, first-hand, the sites and peoples of these fabled lands. We also attended and photographed, as VIPs, what is said to be the world 's largest tribal gathering: the Goroka Show Sing-Sing. Almost one-third of PNG 's 600-plus tribal groups came to the central Highlands to sing and dance their ancestral songs, dressed in their finest regalia, looking much as they have for hundreds (probably thousands!) of years. Join me as I share vintage family WWII photos alongside the new ones from our incredible September journey (that included negotiations with a gang of machete-wielding highwaymen).
Sat Dec 07 Pack Like a Pro Suzie Briddsang "I wish I 'd packed MORE stuff! " – said no one, ever

"Are there ways to make international travel easier, more comfortable and less stressful? Absolutely! First and foremost: take less stuff. Next: take the right stuff. And finally: take only the stuff that takes care of you. Join Suzie Briddsang, a tour operator with Rowan Tree Travel, as she offers up a host of tips and tricks for packing like a pro. She 'll review luggage options, essential travel gear, criteria to help you avoid over-packing, and simple ways to keep healthy on the road. If you 've wondered how anyone can travel for weeks at a time with just carry-on luggage, this presentation is for you. Come watch, listen, laugh and learn. You 'll be amazed by how much you don 't need. "

- Suzie Briddsang
Sun Dec 08 NMCC Trip Info Session 2:00PM Diane Tintor