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.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

October Meeting

Our October meeting is Tuesday, October 4th at 7 pm at the Arcade Library Community Room, 2443 Marconi Ave.  The presenter is Richard Peter, whom some of you may know from the Renaissance classes at Sacramento State, and his topic is walking the famous Camino de Santiago in Spain.  The Camino is a popular endeavor for religious and non-religious travelers.

November meeting

The November meeting is Tuesday, November 1st at 7 pm at the Arcade Library Community Room, 2443 Marconi Ave.  Our speaker is Charlie Simpson, who will speak about a trip to Turkey he took just before all the problems started there.
Turkey is a beautiful country and Charlie says he has some great photos, so don't miss this meeting.

Monday, June 13, 2016

M/V Carpe Vita and Snorkeling, etc.

If you are thinking of booking a trip with Snorkeling, etc. or sailing on the M/V Carpe Vita, email me to enquire about my experience with them.  I'm happy to share with you.  penguinatlaw@gmail.com

Monday, March 07, 2016

Monthly Dinners

For many years we have been having dinner at local ethnic restaurants on the second Tuesday of each month, in months when I am not traveling.  Often the restaurants serve generous portions, and many of us take home our doggie bags.

For about 25 years I have always brought with me to any restaurant I patronize, my own plastic or glass container.  I am adamantly against the use of Styrofoam because of the chemicals and the harm to the environment, so I am asking each of you to join me in bringing your own take home container.  While some restaurants use biodegradable containers, we can't always know in advance whether or not a particular restaurant does so; so come prepared with your own and take this small step with me in protecting our planet.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Looking for a cabin mate

I am looking for someone to share a trip and cabin with me.  It is a snorkeling trip to Palau in April, 2017, when the coral will be spawning.  We will be aboard an eight cabin live-aboard for exploring and snorkeling the islands.  Please let me (Judith Anshin) know if you might be interested by emailing me at penguinatlaw@gmail.com

Monday, May 11, 2015

E-Mail problems

If your email service is comcast.net or aol.com, you probably are not getting my two email messages each month.  Many, many members are having this problem.  It appears these providers treat my group mailings as spam and they are diverted from the inbox.  You need to find a mailing in your spam box and mark it as safe so you will get the messages in the future.  Once my address is on your safe list, you should get the two messages I send each month.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Burglar Alarm problems

A few times over the years we have had a problem with people not following instructions to only exit the meeting from the back door onto the patio.  Because the library closes at 8 pm, before the end of our meetings, the rest of the building has an armed burglar alarm.  When people use the rest rooms and then exit from the front of that hallway, ignoring the do not exit sign, the burglar alarm is set off.  At the end of the November meeting, it was set off again!  This puts us in a difficult position with the library because the library is charged for the false alarm, even when we immediately call the emergency number to report it as a false alarm.

If this continues, I will have no choice but to declare the rest rooms closed after the meetings.  Please help me resolve this problem short of this drastic step.

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."