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Upcoming meetings

May Calendar

London

Upcoming talks in London are:

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

  • Kendra Ansley – Burma.
  • André Brugiroux – The Earth is but one country.

Saturday, June 3th, 2017

  • Paul Hughes – Rare Escapes – Adventures nearby. Duncan Gough – Travelling in Spain & how to write about your travels.

See London Meeting Programme  for futher details.

Chester

Upcoming talks in Chester are:

  • Saturday May 20th 2017
    • Barbara Brooks: A Gap Year Round the World.
    • Heather Lannin: Travel to Sierra Leone – the Working Heart of Africa.
  • Saturday July 15th 2017
    • David Redford: “Glimpses of the Nile -and echoes of the great explorers”
    • Pat Jones: “Mongolia including the Naadam Festival”

See chesterglobetrotters.co.uk  for futher details.

Toronto

The next meeting is on May 26th 2017 at Old York Tower, 85 The Esplanade ( corner of the Esplanade & Church St.) – two blocks east of the Union station.

See https://globetrotters.co.uk/local-meetings/toronto-ca.html for details

Upcoming meetings

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London

On December 3rd, 2016 we had talks by Brian Anderson – Tierra del Fuego – ‘The Land of Fire’ and Richard Evans – Laid Back around the World in 180 Day and on Saturday, January 7th, 2017, when we had 4 talks and 5 speakers, Rosemary Alexander on Beijing; Adam Lang speaking about Beijing and Hong Kong; Hilary Clark and Hemant Amin – talking about traveling from London to the Mezzogiorno by train and Sylvia Pullen talking about the Philippines. which was followed by our annual New Year party.

Future meeting are on Saturday, February 4th, 2017 and Saturday, March 4th, 2017.

See London Meeting Programme webpage for futher details.

Chester

Chester meets on

  • Saturday January 21st 2017
    • Mike Challinor — Paddling Scotland coast to coast the big pull.
    • Darren Axe — Treading Lightly – Journeys among the mountains of Europe.
  • Saturday March 18th 2017
    • Roy Willis — ‘Antarctic, Celebrating Shackleton’
    • Anna Manning and Howard Jennings — A Sense of Swaziland

See chesterglobetrotters.co.uk

Toronto

The next meeting is on 20th January 2017 at Old York Tower, 85 The Esplanade ( corner of the Esplanade & Church St.) – two blocks east of the Union station.

Meetings and travel presentations are held on the 3rd Friday in January, March, May (4th Friday), September and November at 8.00 p.m

See https://globetrotters.co.uk/local-meetings/toronto-ca.html for details

Keep up to date with London and Toronto meetings on the brand new website: globetrotters.co.uk and find out about the Chester meet ups on their own site: www.chesterglobetrotters.co.uk

Globetrotters member to run for ethical travel charity

Last but definitely not least, Globetrotters very own PR and publicity person Agata Zborowska is currently exploring the world, while training for a gruelling road race in order to raise funds for a crucial cause.

She says: “I decided to support Tourism Concern during the rest of my travels by joining the British 10K Run in July and trying to raise money for this charity. I will train while away (I am now in Malaysia, then going to Australia and New Zealand) and hopefully get fit by time I am back!”. Follow her travel blog ‘Updates from the Road’ here:http://travelextravaganza.wordpress.com/ and any donation, large or small, would be highly appreciated, via her Just Giving page: http://www.justgiving.com/Agata-Zborowska 

Good luck Agata – we look forward to seeing you at the 10k Run in July, and the London Marathon in 2014!

Join the Globetrotters Club

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  • UK – 1 year £15.00, 2 year £28.00, 3 year £39.00
  • Worldwide – 1 year £18.00, 2 year £34.00, 3 year £48.00

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As a member, you will be a part of the oldest travel network in existence and have the opportunity to make new friends who share your interest in travel. Once you are a member, you will receive our annual membership that lists all Globetrotters members around the world. You can contact fellow Globies and even stay with some of them or offer to put fellow Globetrotters from around the world up yourself! You will also receive a reduction on any Globetrotter meetings in your area, and will be entitled to have free Globetrotter calling cards to give your details to other travellers you meet while travelling.

There is also a growing list of retailers who provide club members with discounts on a range of products – these are listed in each edition of Globe.

Click here to join & become a Globetrotter or contact membership@globetrotters.co.uk for more information.

World of travel

World of travel

  • Hello, I am current writing a MBA dissertation for Liverpool University, on a new adventure holiday destination in the South Atlantic sea.  The island is called St Helena and they will have their first airport in the country (of 500 years) opening in 2016 which will bring tourism to the island.My dissertation is looking at the activities and services expected by a mid aged, reasonable income adventure tourist and how the indigenous population of the island can benefit from small businesses set up to service this.I would certainly be interested in the feedback and expectation of such a destination from your globetrotting members?Regards Darren Winwood

    email: D.Winwood@liverpool.ac.uk

  • from Paul Roberts – this map Shows World’s Most & Least Touristed Areas http://www.huffingtonpost.com
  • from Matt Doughty – What the man with the best job in the world did next ?  (from the BBC) http://www.bbc.co.uk

GT Travel Award

What is the award ?

Are you inspired by all this talk of travel ?

Are you ready for you own independent adventure ?

Or do you know someone who could benefit from a helping hand into the wider world ?

Each year the club offers up to two £1,000 awards to give out for the best independent travel plan, as judged by the club’s Committee.

The deadline to receive applications for the next award was 31 October 2012, but the club’s Committee are yet confirm that deadline.

See the legacy page on the club’s web site for more details, where you can review previous winners’ trips and/or apply with your plans for a totally independent, travel trip.

If your idea catches our eye we’ll take a closer look at what you’re proposing and give you feedback & maybe a helping hand on your journey of a lifetime !!

Write for the eNewsletter

If you enjoy writing & travelling, why not write for the free Globetrotters eNewsletter!  The Dragonfly would love to hear from you: your travel stories, anecdotes, jokes, questions, hints and tips, or your hometown or somewhere of special interest to you. Over 15,000 people currently subscribe to the Globetrotter eNewsletter.

Email The Dragonfly at  thedragonfly@globetrotters.co.uk with your travel experiences / hints & tips / questions. Your article should be approximately 1000 words, feature up to 3 or 4 jpeg photos and introduce yourself with a couple of sentences and a contact e-mail address.

Other travel clubs

Other travel clubs that might have a similar ethos to Globetrotters 🙂

  • www.bootsnall.com – online travel guide, trip planning resource, and network for the independent traveller
  • Women Traveling Together – membership organization specializing in small group travel for women. Also offers assistance in locating travel companions.
  • Camper Clubs of America is designed to help web surfers find the best outdoor sporting equipment online
  • World Travelers of America (WTA) offers newsletter, several discount programs, travel advisory and safety brochures, and more.
  • South American Explorers – looks like a treasure trove of South American information
  • Women Welcome Women World Wide; fondly referred to as 5W.  This is a club for women (mates and children are usually welcomed) who are interested in meeting and greeting new friends from different cultural backgrounds. Founded and headquartered in United Kingdom.  Has lots of international European Union members.  All the particulars can be found on the internet.
  • The Affordable Travel Club is based in Washington, USA.  Host/Hostesses provide overnight or more lodging and breakfast for visitors.  Can be more if guest clear in advance with host/hostess. Particulars can be found at internet address provided.
  • The Evengreen Club: is very similar to the affordable Travel Club.
  • CouchSurfing.  This group tends to on the young side and into roughing it if necessary in order to have a place to sleep and bathing accommodations.
  • http://www.travellerclub.org/ – Austrian travel club has been a travel community since at least 1996
  • http://www.dzg.com/ – German Globetrotters club, has been holding active meetings since publishing the “Trotter” magazine since 1974
  • http://www.swisstravelclub.ch/ – venerable Swiss Travel Club

Keep those suggestions coming… The Ant

World of travel

Sent to The Ant:-

Dear Editor, we are a unique cooking school based in Brittany France.  We wondered whether your membership might enjoy the opportunity to cook and enjoy some great food and wine with us. We specialise in French and modern European cuisine and offer full board and excellent facilities during our gourmet cooking and wine courses. We offer some amazing deals which are well worth exploring. More information is available on our website but do contact me should you have any specific questions.

With best wishes

Poul Jensen

French Dining School Kerrouet 22330 St Goueno Brittany

FranceTel 0033296344381 Email info@frenchdiningschool.com Web www.frenchdiningschool.com

Write in (2)…GTs and social media !

Club member Agata Zborowska has spent time & effort trying to raise GT’s profile and wants to tell you about:-

Globetrotters Club finally has an active Facebook Page and Group.

Globetrotters Facebook Page

Globetrotters Page is there for anyone from general public who can ‘Like’ our Club if they find it interesting and enjoy our talks. It is regularly updated with upcoming talks, news and links for our speakers. If you are on Facebook you can like it as well and invite your friends to do the same. The more of us the better!

facebook.com/pages/Globetrotters-Club/224228294327796

 Globetrotters Club Group

Globetrotters Club Group is there for all current members who can share links, experiences and thoughts. This is only accessible for Globies with active membership

facebook.com/groups/6943552924

GT Travel Award

What is the award ?

Are you inspired by all this talk of travel ?

Are you ready for you own independent adventure ?

Or do you know someone who could benefit from a helping hand into the wider world ?

Each year the club offers up to two £1,000awards to give out for the best independent travel plan, as judged by the club’s Committee.

The deadline to receive applications for the next award is 31 May 2012, but the club’s Committee are yet confirm that deadline.

See the legacy page on the club’s web site for more details, where you can review previous winners’ trips and/or apply with your plans for a totally independent, travel trip.

If your idea catches our eye we’ll take a closer look at what you’re proposing and give you feedback & maybe a helping hand on your journey of a lifetime !!

Other travel clubs

Other travel clubs that might have a similar ethos to Globetrotters 🙂

  • www.bootsnall.com – online travel guide, trip planning resource, and network for the independent traveller
  • Women Traveling Together – membership organization specializing in small group travel for women. Also offers assistance in locating travel companions.
  • Camper Clubs of America is designed to help web surfers find the best outdoor sporting equipment online
  • World Travelers of America (WTA) offers newsletter, several discount programs, travel advisory and safety brochures, and more.
  • South American Explorers – looks like a treasure trove of South American information
  • Women Welcome Women World Wide; fondly referred to as 5W.  This is a club for women (mates and children are usually welcomed) who are interested in meeting and greeting new friends from different cultural backgrounds. Founded and headquartered in United Kingdom.  Has lots of international European Union members.  All the particulars can be found on the internet.
  • The Affordable Travel Club is based in Washington, USA.  Host/Hostesses provide overnight or more lodging and breakfast for visitors.  Can be more if guest clear in advance with host/hostess. Particulars can be found at internet address provided.
  • The Evengreen Club: is very similar to the affordable Travel Club.
  • CouchSurfing.  This group tends to on the young side and into roughing it if necessary in order to have a place to sleep and bathing accommodations.
  • http://www.travellerclub.org/ – Austrian travel club has been a travel community since at least 1996
  • http://www.dzg.com/ – German Globetrotters club, has been holding active meetings since publishing the “Trotter” magazine since 1974
  • http://www.swisstravelclub.ch/ – venerable Swiss Travel Club

Keep those suggestions coming… The Ant

Write for the eNewsletter

If you enjoy writing & travelling, why not write for the free Globetrotters eNewsletter !  The Ant would love to hear from you: your travel stories, anecdotes, jokes, questions, hints and tips, or your hometown or somewhere of special interest to you. Over 15,000 people currently subscribe to the Globetrotter eNewsletter.

Email The Ant at  theant@globetrotters.co.uk with your travel experiences / hints & tips / questions. Your article should be approximately 1000 words, feature up to 3 or 4 jpeg photos and introduce yourself with a couple of sentences and a contact e-mail address.

Write in (3) …Is there a definitive list of worldwide travel clubs?, as asked by The Ant

Update – December 2011

Since raising the subject, I’ve received a few emails noting a few more worthwhile clubs thank you very much & feel free to keep adding to my budding list 🙂

The Ant

  • Spotted by Paul Roberts, the club’s technical guru http://www.saexplorers.org – looks like a treasure trove of South American information
  • From Mary Ogden:-When you request information, what kind of travel clubs are you talking about? Travel clubs that compose a group of people who travel together? Travel clubs that foster new and/or cultural differences and friendships?I know of several and I am a member of the following three:
    • Women Welcome Women World Wide; fondly referred to as 5W. This is a club for women (mates and children are usually welcomed) who are interested in meeting and greeting new friends from different cultural backgrounds. Founded and headquartered in United Kingdom. Has lots of international European Union members. All the particulars can be found on the internet.
    • The Affordable Travel Club: is based in Washington, USA. Host/Hostesses provide overnight or more lodging and breakfast for visitors. Can be more if guest clear in advance with host/hostess. Particulars can be found at internet address provided.
    • The Evengreen Club: is very similar to The affordable Travel Club.I have used all three clubs when traveling and have met and hosted some extraordinary women and men. My husband doesn’t travel but he loves company and has really enjoyed our visitors from all over the world. If you would like more personal input, you can contact me via email.

    Another I am a member of but have never used is Couch Surfer; This group tends to on the young side and into roughing it if necessary in order to have a place to sleep and bathing accommodations. I haven’t written it off as a possible one-time try out because it may prove to be the best one yet.

    Membership in any of the above does not obligate you for accepting guests when it is not convenient. Hosting is completely voluntary. Hope this info was helpful.

    Please respond that you received the email and let me know what you think of the clubs I have listed.

    Respectfully, Mary Ogden

  • From Kevin Brackley, the club’s Membership Secretary:-Hi MattI suppose you could list The Guildford Travel Club, who have been going a long time and where I have spoken a couple of times. Also there is a club in Istanbul, a tiny hole in the wall place that actually has a bedroom upstairs where people who visit can stay a night, not sure if it’s still going.BTW – I started another non yoga blog while I am here just a few photos of Mysore etc. each day www.mysore2011.wordpress.com Cheers Kev

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Putting together this eNewsletter, I wanted to explore travel clubs around the world, that like Globetrotters promoted independent travel for independent travellers. And so far I have to admit I’m struggling and need your help. Can you tell me about any travel clubs you know of and we can learn more about them (magazines, web sites, meetings etc.) ?

Thus far I’ve come up with the following organisations who represent something similar to GTs:-