No Reservations Travel Club

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Location: Sacramento, California, United States

Started as a club for budget and independent travelers, we have been in existence since July, 2001. We meet at 7:00 pm the first Tuesday of each month, February-December, at the Arcade Public Library Community Room, 2443 Marconi Avenue, as a library sponsored program. The meetings feature a speaker, plus time for exchanging information within the group. There are no membership dues. The second Tuesday of each month we have dinner at an ethnic restaurant. Each summer we have a potluck dinner at my home. In 2005 I added club tours to our activites and they have been very successful. To be added to the e-mail list, or for further information, contact Judith Anshin by e-mail at penguinatlaw@gmail.com and please put "travel club" in the subject line.

Monday, July 07, 2014

August Meeting

Our August meeting is Tuesday, August 5th at 7 pm at the Arcade Library Community Room.  Our speaker is Gerald Barnes, who will present traveling in Papua New Guinea.  Don't miss this interesting evening.

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Southern Africa Safari

Following the success of last year's tour to southern Africa, we will have another, May 8-24, 2015.  We will have five nights in Capetown, South Africa, three nights in the Timbavati Game Reserve, South Africa, two nights in Johannesburg, three nights in Zambia and Victoria Falls at my favorite hotel in the world, and three nights in Botswana visiting the Chobe National Park.  The tour is a nice blend of wildlife, culture and nature.  Price for 10 passengers is $7064 p/p, double occupancy; eight passengers, $7211. plus international air.  Included are most meals, internal flights, private guide throughout, and more.

The Tour is open to everyone, not just club members.  For a detailed itinerary, email me at penguinatlaw@gmail.com and put Safari in the subject line.

Friday, February 07, 2014

My Travel Philosophy

This quote from James Michener eloquently states my long held travel philosophy:

"If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home."


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Travel Consulting

I, Judith Anshin, am available to consult with travelers to plan trips, find best deals, etc.  I am a member of the Century Club, having visited over 130 countries and having lived in many for various periods of time. I have been the leader of this travel club since 2003 and am also a contributing editor with International Travel News and have been a travel writer for over 40 years.  I have many connections with tour operators in this country and in other countries as well.  I usually can save you a substantial amount of money.

The only charge for a consultation is a donation to the Friends of the Belle Cooledge Library.  Please email me if you are interested in a consultation.

Monday, January 17, 2011

DON'T BUY CHILEAN SEA BASS

On my recent trip to Antarctica I learned that what is sold as Chilean Sea Bass is not a sea bass at all but a threated species known as Patagonian Toothfish. When it wouldn't sell under it's real name, the name Chilean Sea Bass was given to it, but the fish is not even a bass to begin with. It is often illegally fished, and the endangered albatross are often ensnared in the nets, killing them.  Please help protect these threatened species by not buying the fish in supermarkets or restaurants, and passing the word to your friends.  

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Finding Travel Companions

Many people in the club are single and are looking for companions for trips. I am starting a new service of putting such travelers in touch with one another. If you wish to participate, send me an e-mail telling me what you are looking for in a travel companion, such as only males or females, a non-smoker or someone more interested in cultural trips than adventure travel, etc. Also tell me what countries you wish to visit and I will post the names of these countries on this site so that interested parties may respond. Also, if you are particularly interested in something such as snorkeling, as I am, or hiking where the destination is not so important, let me know that. I will not put any names on this site, but will keep it confidential until such time as I put the two parties in direct contact.

Any suggestions you may have on how to handle this new service will be greatly appreciated. My email is penguinatlaw@gmail.com

SINGLES LOOKING FOR TRAVEL COMPANIONS:

Middle aged woman, non-smoker, seeks only female companions for travel in US, Panama Canal and Antarctica. Available for travel any time.

Older woman seeks male or female non-smoking companions for cultural or snorkeling trips. Open to any ideas and dates.

Senior female, retired teacher, interested in cultural travel to Scotland, Ireland, Switzerland, Italy and possibly Hawaiian Islands, with females.   (Johnson)

Middle aged female, non-smoker, seeks female companion (mid-40s to early 60s) for cultural travel in US (New England), Italy, France, Japan, Spain, UK.    (Hummel)


Thursday, December 04, 2008

Southern India, 2008

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