NEW BOOK, Antarctica and the Secret Space Program by Author David Hatcher Childress
- WWII to the Current Space Race
- History of secret space programs
- Does US Space Force use a secret base?
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WORLD EXPLORERS CLUB CRUISE TO ANTARCTICA
- 11 Day expedition in December 2021
- David Hatcher Childress, & Giorgio Tsoukalos
- Set foot on the last continent, a place all but untouched by humanity
Goings On Around the Clubhouse
This summer has been a hot one both in Arizona and at the Kempton clubhouse. Big storms have been rolling through Illinois and the Midwest seemingly continuously, while the monsoon thunderstorms in Arizona have begun on the hot afternoons.
We had a visit from engineer and author Chris Dunn for the weekend in Illinois and a number of people showed up for a special dinner. In Arizona, plenty of clouds are in the sky and they make for the good sunsets that the Southwest is famous for. The new WEX tourist rental across the street from the Arizona clubhouse is almost ready. Stay tuned for some photos.
My latest book, Antarctica and the Secret Space Program, was released in early June. It covers the bizarre history of Antarctica, beginning before World War II and continuing to the present time. Get a copy today!
The covid-19 pandemic has changed all of our lives, but our bookstores and clubhouses are back open after being closed for months 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!
Our next trip is in January 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 for mid-January. 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 Quiché Mayans, Santa Cruz del Quiché. It will be an exciting time in these magical countries. 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, 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 2021, 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 we can be one of the early groups to use this ship. 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
Back in February, we had a good time on the WEX trip to megalithic Mexico and the Zapotec cities of Oaxaca. We visited the mountaintop city of Monte Alban, the megalithic ruins of Mitla, and drove over the mountains to the sandy beaches of the Pacific Coast. See the article on Monte Alban in the Spring issue of World Explorer.
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 spend your time if you are locked in your house! 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 other fun stuff. Watch them on your tablet after a hard day of searching for bigfoot! 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 acquired the new Jurassic Park game and sold two of our older models. Have a look at www.pinballtrader.us for the top-40 pinball list and other pages.
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
The Adventures Unlimited bookstore in historic Old Town Cottonwood, Arizona was closed for a few months because of the covid-19 pandemic but it is reopening as of early September. 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. The large space in the back of the store is currently for rent, so if you have a business to launch, call.
WEX Manager Govinda Panta in Kathmandu tells us that tourism in the country has completely come to halt for the rest of the year 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, wash your hands 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