Fall has come to the Illinois clubhouse and the fields are being harvested. The Fall colors are everywhere and corn husks blow in the wind. It has been a rainy month at the Arizona clubhouse and with the last of the rains the cooler weather has set in. Soon we will have to be sealing our windows for the coming winter at both locations.
My new book, Ark of God, will be released on November 10, and I am looking forward to it. Check the Adventures Unlimited Press pages on how to order the book.
In December, I will be speaking at the Brazilian UFO conference starting December 3 at Iguazu Falls. This is a three-day event with a selection of Brazilian and foreign speakers. Find out more at: www.contatados.com.br
If you are up for a big adventure you may want to join our 11-day expedition to Antarctica starting Dec. 1, 2016 in Buenos Aires and then flying to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. From there we embark on the Silver Explorer double-hulled exploration ship on Dec. 2 and sail until we return on Dec. 12, 2016. We spend five full days in Antarctica with lots of shore excursions and have all meals and drinks included in the package. This might be the time to cross Antarctica off your bucket list! Check out the two-page ad in the latest issue and the special webpages at: www.wexclubcruises.com
We are thinking about a trip to Guatemala in the spring of 2016, but we haven’t finalized it yet. If you have any ideas, send them on to the clubhouse!
I am joining Jason Martell and Micah Hanks for a second Ancient Aliens Cruise, this time to Belize, the Bay Islands and Cozumel. Prices for the 8-day cruise start at $1199 and it departs from Miami on September 18, 2016. Our Norwegian Line ship then returns to Miami on September 25. Norwegian is a very prestigious cruise line with high-end luxurious ships. Visit www.ancientaliencruise.com for more information.
Had a great time down under in July doing a conference tour with Erich von Daniken and Nexus Magazine. We flew into Melbourne and kicked off the tour with a rollicking crowd. It was great to see Erich’s fascinating presentation with lots of good video and graphics. Jennifer, Erich’s assistant Ramon, plus Erich and I flew on to a gig in Sydney and then to one in Brisbane. Finally, we ended up at the Novotel Resort on the Sunshine Coast for the three-day Nexus conference. WEX member and AUP author Karen Mutton was there, as was old friend Robert Lawlor and others. Check out the final results at: www.ancientastronautstour.com
We had a great crowd at the June 20 Open House at the Kempton bookstore. Christopher Dunn made an appearance, and so did plenty of old WEX friends, including John Feiertag from Ohio and Daniel Rigney from Texas. Many of us had dinner at Tom’s Tavern across the street and then played billiards and darts at the clubhouse. In February we had our expedition to Colombia. Our group met in Bogota and the first day we visited the magnificent Gold Museum with the famous gold airplanes. We flew to the picturesque coastal colonial city of Cartagena and then returned to Bogota where we hired a bus to take us west through the mountains to the megalithic ruins and bizarre stone statues at San Agustin. From there we went over the Andes Mountains to the old colonial town of Popayan and then to the strange underground tombs of Tierradentro. It was an exciting trip and a wonderful time was had by all.
The Adventures Unlimited bookstore in Cottonwood, Arizona, is still going strongand now has its own facebook page. Gotta Like it! We had a great booksigning with a packed store on April 11. Keep checking for the latest news on facebook at the bookstore’s web pages, www.adventuresunlimitedbooks.com. Drop in at 1020 N. Main Street when you are in the Sedona-Cottonwood-Jerome area, or give the staff a call at: 928-639-1664.
The Frontier bookshop in Amsterdam has moved! Now going by the name of Frontier World, the shop is still in the Jordaan district of the city, now near the Singel canal. It’s within walking distance of Centraal, the main train station, so definitely stop by when visiting the fascinating city on the Amstel! The address is: Marnixstraat 82, 1015 VX Amsterdam. Tel: (+34) 020-330-9151. Have a virtual visit at their wesite: www.frontierworld.nl/bookshop.
Kathmandu is still rebuilding from the 7.8 earthquake that rocked Nepal last spring, but as WEX Manager Govinda Panta says—“the mountains are still here.” Plan a trip to this beautiful country and infuse some good tourist dollars into the local economy. Govinda can make trekking arrangements and any other travel plans. If you’d like to contribute to a gofundme campaign started by one of his many satisfied customers who have become friends, go to gofundme.com/t3gk9c4. Check out the latest news and expeditions offered by Govinda and Adventure Pilgrims Trekking at www.trekinepal.com or give them a call at: 977-975-107-7190. Get our popular WEX Kathmandu T-shirt from the Wexmart pages at www.wexclub.com.
As always, keep a keen eye out for possible World Explorers Club future establishments—is your future entwined with spreading the fun of discovering the mysteries of our fabulous world? Is there a WEX clubhouse to be acquired in your town? Be sure to contact us with any ideas about starting a retail outlet or clubhouse!
Also, send in your classified ad; remember up to 25 words are free for WEX members. We are always looking for stories or news clippings, so send those in, too! I recently got my own web domain and you can check it out here: www.DavidHatcherChildress.com. SSo, settle into your porch rocker wearing a cozy WEX sweatshirt, sip your steaming mug of apple cider, and watch the leaves fall with the latest issue of World Explorer!
With a WEX Lifetime Membership ($1000) you get the whole Kit and Kaboodle and much, much more – for life! You get all new WEX products as they are released. You will be treated like visiting Royalty when you put in an appearance at any of the WEX affiliated clubhouses and bookstores, and you are always welcome to stay in one of the special themed guest rooms in the Kempton WEX Clubhouse (choose from such rooms as Pacifica, Egypt, The Observatory of Angels) free of charge.
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