Goings On Around the Clubhouse

The spring rains are starting to turn things green around the Arizona clubhouse. We continue playing pinball and plotting our next trips around the world while working on books and the current issue of WEX. It has been warming up at the Illinois clubhouse as well and the tulips there should be in bloom soon. The bookstore is open in downtown Kempton so drop by on a sunny afternoon. The Cottonwood bookstore will be open three days a week starting March 24. Some WEX members have dropped by the Illinois and Arizona clubhouses, so keep us in mind on your travels.

My latest book, Haunebu: The Secret Files, was released on March 17. It covers the bizarre history of German flying research that started in the 1930s. Get a copy today!

The new episodes for Season 13 of Ancient Aliens have started airing on The History Channel. Old friends Giorgio Tsoukalos, William Henry, and Nick Pope are with me in the first installment, as is William Shatner. Giorgio and I shot a special episode of Ancient Aliens with him that was a lot of fun.

The covid-19 pandemic has changed all of our lives, but our Illinois bookstore and all the clubhouses are open and we are adapting to modern life as best we can. We even have a new WEX Face Mask, produced in Kempton, that is available in the WEX online store, or just give us a call and order one by phone. They are only $14.95, postage paid in the United States. Be stylish and be safe!

We expect to take our next trip in May to the fabulous Mayan city of Copan in Honduras and the Olmec areas of the highlands of Guatemala—an area hardly known to archeologists or tourists. This 14-day trip to Guatemala and Honduras is scheduled right now for May 15-28. We fly to Guatemala City and then our private bus takes us across southern Guatemala to the border town of Copan in Honduras and then later into the largely unexplored Olmec highlands of the Pacific Coast of Guatemala. Our private bus will take us through the lush hills and forests of the highlands to the ancient capital of the Quiché Mayans, Santa Cruz del Quiché. It will be an exciting time in these magical countries.

We are also planning a trip to Athens to look at the many megalithic sites in Greece in September. Give us a call or send an email if you are interested in this trip. Check out all the details at: https://wexclub.com/events

To facilitate people who would like to go to Antarctica but feel they can’t afford it, we are offering a payment plan. With the unfolding chaos of 2020 and 2021, we conferred with Mike Migliore of Holiday Maker Travel, the agency running the WEX Club cruises, and decided to reschedule the cruise for December of 2022, so your monthly payment could be quite affordable if you sign up soon. Mike tells me that Hurtigruten Cruises has a new expedition ship for Antarctica and it is relatively luxurious. Giorgio Tsoukalos has agreed to participate in our 11-day expedition and the whole group 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, Giorgio and others on this cruise. Contact Mike for questions on the ship at the wexclubcruises website. Participants need to sign up early to confirm our space on the ship and receive substantial discounts, so if you are interested, we need you to commit in the next few months! This has been the snag in the works with us scheduling the trip in the past—the cruise ship cancels our hold on rooms pretty early. Check out the Antarctic Cruise on the web pages at: www.wexclubcruises.com

Adventures Unlimited and the World Explorers Club now have several YouTube channels. The channels have lots of fascinating documentaries, lectures, Indiana Jones-type movies, and other videos, and it is free to become a subscriber. Most of our movies and trailers are now at the Retro Drive-In website with its movie posters, free movies, rare action serials and more.

We are adding movies and trailers all the time, so it’s a good way to while away a few hours if you are locked in your house or on a banana boat to Madagascar. You can get there by using our Retro Drive-In website at www.retrodrive-in.com

For all you cryptozoologists and bigfoot fans, we also have a bigfoot-apeman movie site: www.bigfootmovies.net This site has heaps of bigfoot and apeman-gorilla movies to watch for free, plus bigfoot news and other fun stuff. Watch them on your tablet after a hard day of searching for cryptids!

Check out the original Adventures Unlimited channel at: http://www.youtube.com/c/AdventuresUnlimited and start watching today!

The WEX clubhouses and affiliated bookstores usually have a pinball machine or two in them and our latest web pages are meant to bring pinball enthusiasts, buyers and sellers together. We have recently sold the new Jurassic Park game to WEX lifetime members who are enjoying some family time hunting dinos. We then traded our Twilight Zone pinball game for a brand new Houdini game. It is a lot of fun with snippets of Houdini’s silent movies and other features. Have a look at www.pinballtrader.us for the top-20 pinball list and other pages.

Our Hawaii WEX manager, Zach Royer, is back in Kona on the Big Island after being in Germany for a couple of years. Stay tuned for more information on the upcoming Kona location. Our affiliated bookstore, the Nexus Bookstore at 51 Maple Street in Maleny, Queensland, Australia is so far doing well. 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. Get a subscription today! Have a look at the magazine and bookstore at: www.nexusmagazine.com

As noted above, the Adventures Unlimited bookstore in historic Old Town Cottonwood, Arizona has had to close through February because of the covid-19 pandemic but is opening up for a few days each week in late March. 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.

WEX Manager Govinda Panta in Kathmandu tells us that tourism in the country has completely come to a halt and has asked us to help him support porters and guides in Nepal who are out of work and looking desperately to make money to feed their families. A little money goes a long way in Nepal and if you would like to help Govinda and his guides and porters, even with a small donation, please go to: www.gofundme.com/f/covid19-relief-fund-for-nepali-tourism-workers Govinda can make trekking arrangements and any other travel plans for anyone wanting to see the country. 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 links to the latest news, so send those in, too! I also have my own web domain and you can check it out here: www.DavidHatcherChildress.com.

So, get a beverage—hot or cold, depending on today’s weather in this fickle season—and then sit in your favorite chair and enjoy the latest issue of World Explorer—no mask required!David Hatcher Childress, Founder, World Explorers Club

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