Vicarious Travelers Series 2014

This year’s Vicarious Travelers series has gotten off to a great start.
The theme is: Best Kept Secrets: Outdoor Adventure Close to Home.


The first in the series was on Feb. 1.  Exploring the East Coast by Hostel:  Affordable Adventures for the Young at Heart. Thanks to our presenters.

All events are held at the Main Branch of the Richmond Public Library,
101 East Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23219.
Saturday afternoons from 3 to 5 p.m., refreshments served

Sponsored by the Friends of the HI-Richmond Hostel Project
and the Richmond Public Library

Next up is Feb. 8: Best Birding Adventures along the Atlantic Coast

Panelist: Don Messersmith, retired University of MD professor

Don Messersmith is a retired University of Maryland Professor of Entomology and Ornithology.  For over 40 years, he has introduced hundreds of people to the joys of birding, while he continues to teach and lead bird walks and tours. Through his infectious enthusiasm for birds, he has been a major force for birding in and beyond the Mid-Atlantic States.  Don was recognized by The American Birding Association’s with the Chandler Robbins Award for Education and Conservation in 2011.

 He has led tours to every continent and to over 100 countries. He has made more than a dozen trips to China and served with a World Bank team that advised the Chinese government on areas that needed conservation and protection.

Please see our Facebook page event to RSVP and invite others.

And our final two in the series will be:

Feb. 15: Weekend Paddling Trips in Virginia

Mar.  8: Bike Touring for all Ages; how to prepare for your first bicycle tour



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