Goings On Around the Clubhouse

A wet spring has arrived at the Illinois clubhouse. The cornfields outside of town are covered in purple violets—an unusual event. Soon the corn and soybeans will be sprouting. Rabbits and robins hop around the lush green lawns in search of food. Back at the Arizona clubhouse the heat is already on and the barrel cactus is blooming.

I am at the Illinois clubhouse right now because the American Book Association is having their annual convention in Chicago this year. On Saturday, May 14th the Adventures Unlimited Bookstore in Kempton is hosting a Meet-and-Greet Autograph Party featuring myself and authors Christopher Dunn and Brad Olsen. The autograph party starts at noon and goes to 5 PM. The bookstore will open at 10 AM. Lunch, dinner and drinks can be had across the street at Tom’s Tavern. Come and meet new and old friends at the bookstore! A splendid time is guaranteed for all! Call the bookstore for more information at 815-253-6390.

My new book, Ark of God, has been released. Check the Adventures Unlimited Press pages on how to order the book. Also, a new season of Ancient Aliens is now being shot for the History Channel, so keep your eye out for new episodes.

Everybody had a great time on the World Explorers trip to Guatemala. We had a private bus take us to Antigua, Lake Atitlan, and the amazing archeological site of Quirigua and then we flew up to the vast Peten jungle to visit the awesome Mayan site of Tikal. Check out future tours at: wexclub.com/events

I spoke at the International UFO Congress in Phoenix, Arizona on February 18, 2016. The conference lasted for five days and was attended by a lot of people interested in the subjects I research, so it was a lot of fun. My next speaking engagement will be at the Contact in the Desert conference at Joshua Tree, California from June 3 to 6. Friends Giorgio Tsoukalos, Erich von Daniken, Robert Bauval and Graham Hancock will be there as well. Check it out at: www.contactinthedesert.com

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 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.

After consulting Mike Migliore, who runs WEX Club Cruises, we are changing the date for our 11-day expedition to Antarctica from Dec. 1, 2016 to December 2017. We still fly to Buenos Aires and then flying to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. From there we embark on the double-hulled exploration ship and spend five full days in Antarctica with lots of shore excursions. All meals and drinks are included in the package. This might be the time to cross Antarctica off your bucket list! Check out the webpages at: www.wexclubcruises.com

I had a good time at the Brazilian UFO conference which started on December 3 at Iguazu Falls. Jennifer and I then went on to the beautiful island town of Florianapolis in southern Brazil, near the Uruguay border. Lots of Ancient Aliens fans attended, and it was fun taking pictures with them and spending time with other English-speaking presenters including Nick Redfern, Gary Heseltime and others.

Travis Walton’s Skyfire Summit was held in Heber, Arizona, November 6 to 8. Travis is a super guy and it was an exciting conference. Check out future conferences at: www.skyfiresummit.com

It was 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, 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

The Adventures Unlimited bookstore in Cottonwood, Arizona, is still going strong and now has its own facebook page. Gotta Like it! We had an author signing at the bookstore on Saturday, April 16. Keep checking for the latest news on facebook or 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 website: 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.

As always, keep a keen eye out for possible World Explorers Club future establishments—are you destined to help spread 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. So, kick back in the sunroom in a comfy chair with a hot beverage and the latest issue of World Explorer!

David Hatcher Childress, Founder, World Explorer

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