Join us on a trip to the wonders of Paris, the megaliths of Carnac and the mystical Mont St. Michel in France, Plus Newgrange and the Hill of Tara in Ireland.
- September 14 to September 27, 2018
- David Hatcher Childress, Author, World Explorer
- Jennifer Bolm, Tour Director, World Explorer
NEW BOOK By Author David Hatcher Childress
Learn more about the Bigfoot Nation:
- A History of Sasquatch in North America
- Sightings From 1800s - 2018
- 16 pages of color photos
Goings On Around the Clubhouse
The summer heat at the Kempton Clubhouse is making the pool a cool commodity. The air conditioning is going at the Arizona clubhouse but the monsoon with its afternoon rains is just beginning. These afternoon rainstorms help cool us down in the hot summer months.
My latest book, Bigfoot Nation, is being released on September 1 on Amazon. It covers the history of bigfoot and sasquatch in North America from the early 1800s right up to this year! Packed with illustrations, this is the ultimate history of the giant hairy critter.
The new season of Ancient Aliens is airing with new episodes from July 20 to August 24. Two new 2-hour episodes will air in the Fall. I just returned from French Polynesia filming a segment of Ancient Aliens with Giorgio Tsoukalos. We had a great time in the Marquesas Islands and on the main island of Tahiti. Giorgio has agreed to join us on our Antarctica cruise. See more below.
I had a good time at the AlienCon 2018 in Pasadena from June 15 to 17. It was great to see old friends and the many people involved with the Ancient Aliens show. The next AlienCon will be in Baltimore, Maryland from November 9 to 11. See more details about the event, including ticket information and other attendees, at: http://www.thealiencon.com
Our next WEX expedition is from September 14 to 27 to Paris, Brittany, and Ireland. We fly to Paris and have a couple of days of sightseeing in the historic City of Love. We then go by bus to Mont St. Michel in Brittany. From there we drive to the town Quimper where we explore Carnac and the many dolmens and standing stones in the area. We visit Chartres Cathedral, full of hidden symbolic images, on the way back to Paris and then fly to Dublin in Ireland where we visit Newgrange and the Hill of Tara. Check the WEX Events page for the full itinerary, which is still subject to minor changes.
After discussing the Antarctica trip with Giorgio Tsoukalos he has agreed to participate in our 11-day expedition to Antarctica starting December 10, 2019. With Giorgio we will fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina and then fly to Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego, 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. Contact Mike for questions on the ship at the wexclubcruises website. This might be the time to cross Antarctica off your bucket list! Check out the web pages at: www.wexclubcruises.com
In January we had a WEX excursion to Mexico during which we visited Olmec and Mayan sites. It was a great time checking out the pyramids and megaliths in the Olmec areas near Veracruz on the Gulf Coast. We drove into the volcanic mountains around Santiago de Tuxtla where the Olmecs quarried and made their 20-ton heads. We finished the trip at the Temple of Inscriptions, Lord Pacal’s tomb at Palenque, a site that the whole group acknowledged was fantastic.
Check out the 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 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
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, the Amsterdam bookstore, Frontier World, has ceased operations. The director, Herman Hegge, is not able to continue with the shop because of a sudden illness. He is currently in a special care center in Holland. We all wish Herman a full recovery!
Tourism in Nepal saw a big bounce in 2017, good news for WEX Manager Govinda Panta, and we all enjoyed our recent trip there. 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. Try to keep cool in the summer heat and when you have the time, sit back in your Adirondack chair with a lemonade and the latest issue of World Explorer!