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 May 02 Japan Roger Toll
Sat May 16 Three Men in a Hupp - driving around the world Walter Hodge
Sat May 30 China Rick Land "Immediately after retiring in January of 2019, I went to China for 6 weeks – by myself. The first 4 weeks I spent studying Mandarin at a language school in Shanghai, during which time I lived with a local family. My final two weeks I spent being a solo tourist, first to Harbin in the frigid northern reaches for the annual Ice and Snow Festival, then off to Xi 'an to see the famed Terracotta Warriors.

While there will be photos of some of China 's scenic wonders, my slides and talk will focus primarily on some of the challenges and rewards of solo travel in China, daily life with a Chinese family, and interesting cultural phenomena I encountered along the way. "

Rick Land
Sat Jun 13 Montenego MARSHALL SCHECTER Montenegro Adventures


This presentation will provide an overview of our 10-day travels through Montenegro this past September with a small group of 10, sponsored by REI. We’ll provide you with a visually exciting photographic diary of our adventures. Our hope is to provide you with a solid understanding of the many possible travel adventures that Montenegro has to offer.
Our presentation will include: Exploring the old medieval towns along the Adriatic coast and Bay of Kotor; Hiking the hills and mountains of several National Parks; Visiting several architectural and historical sites including churches, the Tomb of a national hero, and the Monastery of a local Saint; Boating on Lake Skadar (the Balkan’s largest) and one of Europe’s top birding habitats; and finally, rafting on the Tara River in one of the world’s deepest canyons.
Sat Jun 27 Belice and Guatemala Luna de Miel - Motorcycle adventures in Debby Pearson Luna de Miel - Honeymoon on Two Wheels

Join Debby and David Pearson as they share their honeymoon motorcycle adventure through Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. From preparation to completion they share amazing pictures of volcanoes, jungles and stories of local customs and people. Hear of the border crossings, travel challenges and equipment needs for a tip of this nature.