Goings On Around the Clubhouse

We had a great Christmas at the Arizona Clubhouse where it was unusually warm for this time of year. The winter deep freeze has set in at the snow-covered Kempton Clubhouse, but the rooms are warm even though the windows may be frosty. The new kitchen window and back door will help keep out the cold.

Jennifer is off to Portugal and the island of Madeira for New Years Eve with her old friend Cathy, who is having a special birthday party. Madeira is just north of the Canary Islands, so hopefully it will be warm and sunny. They have the best fireworks show in the world, and girls will have an apartment overlooking the harbor where the sparklers will fly! I will be ringing in the New Year here at the Arizona WEX clubhouse, possibly playing pool or pinball with my special guests: Giorgio Tsoukalos and his partner Krix Beeble.

Our next World Explorers Club trip is to Megalithic Mexico for 11 days starting January 19, 2018. It will be a great time checking out the pyramids and megaliths in Mexico City and the Olmec areas near Vera Cruz on the Gulf Coast. Check out the itinerary here: www.wexclub.com/events

We are gearing up for our next World Explorers Club trip which is our Megalithic Mexico tour for 11 days starting January 19, 2018. It will be a great time checking out the pyramids and megaliths in Mexico City and the Olmec areas near Veracruz on the Gulf Coast. We’ll also see Pacal’s tomb at Palenque. Check out the itinerary here: www.wexclub.com/events

II will be attending the upcoming AlienCon 2018 from June 15 to 17 with good friend Giorgio Tsoukalos and others from Ancient Aliens. This second AlienCon will be held at the Pasadena Convention Center and promises to be an out-of-this-world occasion! Come and check out our table in the exhibitors section! See more details about the event, including ticket information and other attendees at: http://www.thealiencon.com

Shortly after this event, I am speaking at the Awakening UFO & Conscious Life Expo in Manchester, UK on June 22, 2018. This looks like a great event with associates Erich von Daniken, Mike Bara, Nick Pope and Grant Cameron also presenting. I hope to see you there! Check it out at: www.awakeningufo.com

I recently came back from a meeting with Giorgio Tsoukalos and the Ancient Aliens show’s producers. They are planning on another season to be filmed during 2019. Stay tuned! I had a great time at the Earth-Keeper conference in Little Rock, Arkansas, November 17 to 20. Old friends Graham Hancock and John Van Auken were there as well, along with the amazing James Tyberonn and over 20 other speakers.

We had a great trip to Bangkok, Kathmandu, Agra and Delhi. We met up with WEX member Lee Sullivan in New Delhi and our group made a trip on the new expressway to Agra to see the Taj Mahal. Afterwards, some of our group flew back to the USA from Kathmandu while a few of us flew to Chitwan National Park in southern Nepal and rode elephants while searching for rhinos, deer and wild peacocks. Thanks to WEX manager Govinda Panta for helping put together the itinerary and covering the details.

Check out the newly created Retro Drive-In website with its movie posters, trailers and more. A good way to spend a Saturday afternoon if you are not going to a drive-in that night! It is currently under construction, but you can check it out at www.retrodrive-in.com

Our latest affiliated bookstore is the Nexus Bookstore at 10 Coral Street in Maleny, Queensland, Australia. They have a full range of Adventures Unlimited books and other products. Visit them when you are in the area! The Adventures Unlimited office in Kempton is also the new USA office for Nexus Magazine. Check out the magazine and bookstore at: www.nexusmagazine.com

Good news for all of our Pacific beachcomber friends and island hoppers: our new WEX Club affiliated store has begun operations in Hawaii. So, drop in at the new Hawaii WEX Club run by member Zach Royer! Located on the Big Island at: WEX Club Hawaii, 75-6129 Ali’i Drive, Kailua Kona, HI 96740. Phone: (808) 238-2264. View the Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/wexclubhawaii/ or go to: www.kahunaresearchgroup.org/wexclub-hawaii

Last spring I wrote the Foreword to Chas Berlin’s new book about Professor Wexler: To the Ends of the Earth. Check it out at the Adventures Unlimited Press online bookstore. Also, have a look at our new fall lineup of new books including A Dweller on Two Planets, The Vatican Conspiracy, Hess and the Penguins and more.

After consulting Mike Migliore, who runs WEX Club Cruises, we are changing the date for our 11-day expedition to Antarctica to December 2018 or 2019. Stand by for exact dates.

We have had several people express interest but they have not signed up for one reason or another. Let us know if you have any questions or need some personal attention. We will be happy to help and get a great group together! We will fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina and then fly to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. From there we will embark on a double-hulled exploration ship and spend five full days in Antarctica with lots of shore excursions. All excursions, meals and drinks are included in the package. Lots of special presentations will be given by me and others on this cruise. This might be the time to cross Antarctica off your bucket list! Check out the web pages at: www.wexclubcruises.com

The Adventures Unlimited bookstore in historic Old Town Cottonwood, Arizona continues to do well and has its own Facebook page. Keep checking for the latest news on Facebook or at the bookstore’s web pages (www.adventuresunlimitedbooks.com). The store is at 1020 N. Main Street so drop by whenever you are in the Sedona-Cottonwood-Jerome area, or give the staff a call at: 928-639-1664.

Sadly, it looks like the Amsterdam bookstore, Frontier World, may be winding down operations. The director, Herman Hegge is not able to continue with the shop because of a sudden illness. There is still a short time to visit if you are in Amsterdam. It is located in the Jordaan district of the city near the Singel canal. It’s within walking distance of Centraal, the main train station. The address is: Marnixstraat 82, 1015 VX Amsterdam. Tel: (+34) 020-330-9151. Have a virtual visit at the website: www.frontierworld.nl/bookshop.

Tourism in Nepal saw a big bounce in 2017, good news for WEX Manager Govinda Panta. We enjoyed our recent trip there and are looking forward to a yeti expedition into the Arun Valley in 2019. Help infuse some tourist dollars into the economy, and go when convenient for you. Govinda can make trekking arrangements and any other travel plans. Find out about 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—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 also have my own web domain and you can check it out here: www.DavidHatcherChildress.com. So, make some New Years resolutions and get out your bucket list while you settle back in your easy chair and enjoy the latest issue of World Explorer!

David Hatcher Childress, Founder, World Explorer

Awakening 2018

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