By Author David Hatcher Childress
Learn more about the Lost World of Cham:
- Egyptian-Hindu-Buddhist seafarers
- Built megalithic cities of finely-cut basalt and granite
- The Trans-Pacific Voyages of the Champa
- Awakening UFO & Conscious Life Expo
- Friday 22nd-Saturday 23rd June 2018
- Includes: Mike Bara, Grant Cameron, Nick Pope & Paola Harris
Goings On Around the Clubhouse
Winter has come on fast at the Illinois clubhouse and the last of the fields are being harvested. We continue making improvements on the Kempton clubhouse, with a new kitchen window and back door installed. Hopefully, these will keep out the winter chill. The nights are cool now at the WEX West clubhouse, but the afternoons still heat up in the Arizona sun.
We had a great trip to Bangkok, Kathmandu, Agra and Delhi. We met up with WEX member Lee Sullivan in New Delhi and our group made a trip on the new expressway to Agra to see the Taj Mahal. Afterwards, some of our group flew back to the USA from Kathmandu while a few of us flew to Chitwan National Park in southern Nepal and rode elephants while searching for rhinos, deer and wild peacocks. Thanks to WEX manager Govinda Panta for helping put together the itinerary and covering the details.
Our next World Explorers Club trip is to Megalithic Mexico for 11 days starting January 19, 2018. It will be a great time checking out the pyramids and megaliths in Mexico City and the Olmec areas near Vera Cruz on the Gulf Coast. Check out the itinerary here: www.wexclub.com/events
I will be a speaker at the Earth-Keeper conference in Little Rock, Arkansas from November 17 to 20. Old friends Graham Hancock and John Van Auken will be there as well, along with the amazing James Tyberonn and over 20 other speakers. Arkansas is the quartz crystal capital of the United States and a large number of large crystals and crystal skulls, etc. will be on display or for sale. Check it out at: http://www.earth-keeper.com/products_categories/events/ I will be attending the upcoming AlienCon 2018 from June 15 to 17 with good friend Giorgio Tsoukalos and others from Ancient Aliens. This second AlienCon will be held at the Pasadena Convention Center and promises to be an out-of-this-world occasion! Come and check out our table in the exhibitors section! See more details about the event, including ticket information and other attendees at: http://www.thealiencon.com
Shortly after this event, I am speaking at the Awakening UFO & Conscious Life Expo in Manchester, UK on June 22, 2018. This looks like a great event with associates Erich von Daniken, Mike Bara, Nick Pope and Grant Cameron also presenting. I hope to see you there! Check it out at: www.awakeningufo.com
Our latest affiliated bookstore is the Nexus Bookstore at 10 Coral Street in Maleny, Queensland, Australia. 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 new USA office for Nexus Magazine. Check out the magazine and bookstore at: www.nexusmagazine.com
Good news for all of our Pacific beachcomber friends and island hoppers: our new WEX Club affiliated store has begun operations in Hawaii. So, drop in at the new Hawaii WEX Club run by member Zach Royer! Located on the Big Island at: WEX Club Hawaii, 75-6129 Ali’i Drive, Kailua Kona, HI 96740. Phone: (808) 238-2264. View the Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/wexclubhawaii/ or go to: www.kahunaresearchgroup.org/wexclub-hawaii
Last spring I 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. Also, have a look at our new fall lineup of new books including A Dweller on Two Planets, The Vatican Conspiracy, Hess and the Penguins and more.
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 excursions, 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 historic Old Town Cottonwood, Arizona continues to do well and has its own Facebook page. 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.
Sadly, it looks like the Amsterdam bookstore, Frontier World, may be winding down operations. The director, Herman Hegge is not able to continue with the shop because of a sudden illness. There is still a short time to visit if you are in Amsterdam. It is located in the Jordaan district of the city near the Singel canal. It’s within walking distance of Centraal, the main train station. The address is: Marnixstraat 82, 1015 VX Amsterdam. Tel: (+34) 020-330-9151. Have a virtual visit at their website: www.frontierworld.nl/bookshop.
Tourism in Nepal saw a big bounce in 2017, good news for WEX Manager Govinda Panta. We enjoyed our recent trip there and are looking forward to a yeti expedition into the Arun Valley in 2019. Help infuse some tourist dollars into the economy, and go when convenient for you. 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, settle back in your easy chair with a hot drink and enjoy the latest issue of World Explorer!