SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2018 | 9 a.m.-Noon | Free
Dayton Community Center, 606 4th St.
Dayton’s popular travel program, “Varieties of Travel”, returns for its fourth year! Speakers describe various types of offbeat, often low-cost ways to see the U.S. and the world, with a new speaker every 15 minutes. One of this year’s speakers has visited 45 countries and will share the websites he has found that cut his costs dramatically. Another speaker has found a unique way to explore cities in the Pacific Northwest. Join us for this free educational and entertaining event.
9:00 Travel clubs.
Stay in homes instead of hotels! Learn details of travel clubs.
Speaker: John Francis
9:15 Finding bargain trips.
World traveler describes ways of finding bargains.
Speaker: Scott English
9:30 Unique touring Portland, Seattle, Vancouver BC via public transit.
Speaker: Galen McBee
9:45 Earthwatch projects: visiting new places
Speaker: Dianne Collotte
10:00 Tips for both motorcycle riders and drivers. Travel for fun on the back of a bike.
Speaker: Jim Connelly, veteran biker
10:15 Camino Santiago Pilgrimage route in Spain—learn from real veterans
Speaker: Tom Beilman and Diane Dulin of Salem.
10:45 You’re never too old.
Spry Oregon couple visited about 90 countries in last 25 years (and learned a lot of travelling tips during that time. Speakers: John and Ruth Wyse of Scio.
11:00 Oregon Birdwatching: Birdsong walks, festivals, and many locations few have heard about.
Speaker: Paul Sullivan.
11:15 Friendship Force.
Over 360 clubs in 60 countries. Clubs visit one another, stay in homes, for a week and make friends. Chris Duval of Salem, president of the local club, tells more about and may persuade you to join!
11:30 Ken and Peggy Hoecker of Springfield have travelled extensively and have adopted several techniques for making their trips both rewarding and economical.
11:45 Pets and Kids.
Things to do or avoid when traveling with pets/kids. Firsthand view from a 10-year-old.
Speaker: Alisha Payne
THERE IS NO COMMERCIAL SPONSORSHIP OR PROMOTION.
The program is sponsored by the Dayton Community Development Association and has been organized by John Francis and Caye Poe of Dayton.