Powell River Free-at-55 Travel Club

NEXT MEETINGS:

Time:  Friday, May 11, 2018, at 19:00 to 22:00
Place:  Cindy & Andre’s place in Cranberry (RSVP for address)

Topic:  Europe Up Close – home exchanges & cycle tours

FRIDAY, May 11, Powell River residents Alison Barbour and Bob Butkus will offer a

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Bob, his daughter, & grandson in a sunflower field in France.

reprise of their offering at VIU’s Elder College. The session will use discussion and personal photographs to show the Europe that is off the beaten track. Over the last 12 years, Alison and Bob and their camera have enjoyed nine bike trips throughout Europe and eleven house exchanges. Their presentation will introduce the real, intimate Europe beyond the crowded tourist areas. The session will also explain how you can visit this Europe, and where you can find relevant information.

Bike in a Box?
Bike in a Box?

And of course, the usual laughter, nibbles, and good conversation. To receive directions, please let us know you’re coming and anyone else coming with you.  Address will be sent out the week before once we know how many are coming.  Thanks. See you soon. (To see more about what the group’s about, check the description below.)

Other Opportunities (April 21)

Please note we are also still looking for a couple more diners for our table at the Middle East dinner offered by Hands Across the Water.

Middle Eastern Mezze/Tapas With Chef Linda Shaben Saturday, April 21st
Join our Table at the Feast

To RSVP:

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GROUP DESCRIPTION

If you’re retired, partly retired, nearly retired, or just don’t like working – and interested in adventure or cultural travel – this group may be for you. We plan to meet informally around various travel-related themes, swap stories and share tips, and perhaps find kindred spirits to travel with.

Topics we hope to address include adventure travel, Airbnb, agriturismo, birdwatching tours, blogging, canal boats, cheap travel, choral holidays, cooking holidays, Couchsurfing, culture travel, cycle tours, Earthwatch, exotic road trips, genealogy travel, home exchanges, hostels, housesitting, intentional communities, language-learning holidays, living overseas, low cost travel, organizing group travel, packing light, photography tours, repositioning cruises, safaris, sailing excursions, senior nomads, solo women travelers, snorkel trips, Servas Open Doors, small group tours, teaching English, train journeys, travel fitness, travel medical, trekking, villas, walking tours, yoga retreats, and whatever else interests members.

We plan initially to meet in small informal groups in organizers’ and members’ homes. As membership grows, we may hold larger events in public venues.

Please invite others to the group if you know they would be interested. Interested parties who don’t use Facebook can email Paul at paul@miniato.net .

Some resources (no affiliation implied):
http://earthwatch.org/
https://internationalliving.com/
http://servas.org/
http://skyscanner.ca/
http://www.repositioncruises.com/
http://www.agriturismo.it/en/
https://www.airbnb.ca/
https://www.biketours.com/
https://www.couchsurfing.com/
https://www.discoverwalks.com/
https://www.gadventures.com/
https://www.homeexchange.com/
http://www.nopensionwilltravel.com/
https://www.rome2rio.com/
http://www.seat61.com/
https://www.tripadvisor.ca/
https://www.tripcase.com/
http://www.womenwelcomewomen.uk/

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