Goings On Around the Clubhouse

The days are getting shorter at the Arizona clubhouse and the annual monsoon rains have stopped. The nights are crisp and clear, and a couple of weeks ago a huge harvest moon rose over the desert. The corn and soybeans are being harvested in the fields outside of the clubhouse in Kempton, Illinois. We have battened down the pool for the next winter season but the squirrels are busy bouncing across the vast estate gathering walnuts.

We just got back from our expedition to Gunung Padang on the Indonesian island of Java. We flew to Bangkok and then to Jakarta and on to the wonderful island of Bali. Check out the full story in an upcoming issue of WEX! Upcoming events will be a speaking engagement at Phoenix Mufon on January 14. See more about this active organization at: http://www.phoenixmufon.com/welcome.html

Then I will be speaking and doing panels at the Conscious Life Expo at the LAX Hilton from February 10 to 13. Get that full schedule at www.consciouslifeexpo.com

We have our Peru 2017 expedition set for February 25. We fly from any major city in the USA to Lima and go by bus to Nazca and Paracas where we fly over the famous Nazca Lines and investigate the strange elongated skulls found in the area. Then we fly into the Andes to magical Cuzco to see the many megalithic structures there. We conclude with the train journey to Machu Picchu and fly back to Lima and the USA. Space is limited! Check out the full itinerary on the WEX Events page.

In April of 2017, I will be a featured speaker at the Aurora, Texas Alien Encounter festival. Last year my friends Jim Marrs and Travis Walton were speakers. The text for the festival says of Aurora Alien Encounter: “UFO enthusiasts can interact with speakers, watch a documentary and tour the site where a UFO reportedly crashed in 1897, as well as the grave site where the lone alien occupant of the craft was supposedly buried.” Tune in for exact dates and times or check: www.auroratexas.gov

I will be part of a cruise by the non-profit organization Bridging Heaven and Earth in the Adriatic Sea with Giorgio Tsoukalos of Ancient Aliens and Megalithomania director Hugh Newman. The cruise starts in the Croatian port of Dubrovnik on September 2 and concludes on September 9, 2017. Check out the full itinerary at: http://www.heaventoearth.com/cruises

I had fun at the Alien Con 2016 convention from October 28 to 30 in Santa Clara, CA. It was sponsored by the History Channel, and Alien Con was the very first convention devoted to fans of the Ancient Aliens television show as well as general sci-fi buffs alike! Giorgio Tsoukalos, William Henry, Jonathan Young and others were there. Check out the website at: www.thealiencon.com

I had a good time with Mike Bara, Micah Hanks and a fun group of about 75 others on a second Ancient Aliens Cruise in September. It was a great trip, stopping in Roatan, an old English pirate island off of Honduras with a beautiful barrier reef, and Belize City, Costa Maya and Cozumel, each of which is in the area of some cool Mayan ruins that we visited on shore excursions. For upcoming cruises visit www.ancientaliencruise.com for more information.

Upcoming trips with the World Explorers Club include a trip to Peru, focusing on the pyramids and lines around Nazca and Paracas. Contact us if you are looking for a trip to Peru.

My new book, The Lost World of Cham, will be released in January. Refer to the Adventures Unlimited Press pages on how to order the book. I also 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.

After consulting Mike Migliore, who runs WEX Club Cruises, we are changing the date for our 11-day expedition to Antarctica to December 2018. Stand by for exact dates. 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 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 Cottonwood, Arizona, is doing great and has its own facebook page. Gotta Like it! The Merchant’s Association is a good promoter and the Halloween candy giveaway and the December Chocolate Walk do a lot to raise awareness of our store. 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 is now going by the name of Frontier World. The shop is in the Jordaan district of the city 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. We are thinking about a trip there this fall. 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. 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, sit back in your favorite easy chair and enjoy some eggnog and cookies by the fire with an issue of World Explorer!

David Hatcher Childress, Founder, World Explorer

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