Monday, June 9, 2008

Pembrook Newsletter

Updated on July 17, 2014

TRIPS PLANNED… 2014 - 2015 - 2016

Kathy Didier
PO Box C, Woodstock, NH 03293
603-726-3553

kathydidiertravels@yahoo.com

 
Welcome,

Be it  a weekend in the White Mountains of New Hampshire or travel to a more distant location, I hope that you will consider joining the excursions offered below. Listed first are the weekend trips in NH. Scroll down farther and you can read about the more distant trips that I and my co-leaders have planned.

 
Portugal - Italy -  Bulgaria - Romania -  Brazil - India - Singapore - Malaysia - Bali - Borneo - Uganda- Alpine Europe - Greek Islands

and the White Mountains of New Hampshire

This is a sampling of trips being offered. Read descriptions below. If you have interest in any of the trips, ask to be put on an information list. As soon as trip plans are completed, you will be among the first to receive information. Many of these trips fill quickly.
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Join us for hikes during all seasons of the year. We also enjoy holiday celebrations such as New Years, Presidents, Memorial Day - Independence Day - Labor Day - Columbus Day Weekends. We are in an excellent area for summer sports - hiking, biking, canoeing and kayaking. In the winter, there are opportunities for skiing and snowshoeing all around us.

Consider joining one of our world wide tours.  In January/February 2015, escape the cold and join us on a tour through Mexico - Mexico City to Puebla to Oaxaca to Chiapas.  See information below.

Spaces available for our November, 2014 Puglia and Southern Italy.

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Thank you..... Kathy Didier

The first trips listed are in White Mountains of New Hampshire. Further down, we have listed trips which take place outside of New England.  With the sale of Pembrook, we have transferred our White Mountain trips over to The Mountain Fare Inn, in Campton, NH. 

Mountain Fare is a classic White Mountain ski lodge/ bed and breakfast located between Franconia Notch and Squam Lake in Campton’s peaceful Upper Village. The Inn sits on 6 acres in the heart of New Hampshire’s ski, hiking and biking country near Waterville Valley Resort just north of Plymouth, home to Plymouth State University and the Holderness School. Also nearby are Loon and Cannon Mountains.
 

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August 22-23, 2014 (AMC) GENTLE HIKING AND SUMMER THEATER WEEKEND IN THE WHITES. Five mile hike to scenic overlook or pond in Whites at an easy going pace followed by a refreshing, optional swim in Mirror Lake or Pemigewasset River. In the evening we will enjoy dinner at local restaurant and Professional Summer Theater to see the stage production of Hitchcock’s “ The 39 Steps” On Sunday, we will hike another WMNF trail. $235 covers cost of lodging at Mountain Fare Inn , theater ticket, two breakfasts and restaurant dinner. Limited space. Register early with Kathy Didier, 603-726-3553  kathydidiertravels@yahoo.com Carol Fyfe  fyfecarol@hotmail.com


October 3-5 (AMC) FALL FOLIAGE - GENTLE HIKING AND THEATER WEEKEND IN THE WHITES. Enjoy Fall Colors on five mile hike to scenic overlook or pond in Whites at an easy going pace. After dinner at popular local restaurant, we go to Jean's Playhouse to see the stage production of “Greater Tuna”. On Sunday, we will hike another WMNF trail. $245 covers cost of lodging , theater ticket, two breakfasts and restaurant dinner. Limited space. Register early with Kathy Didier, 603-726-3553 kathydidiertravels@yahoo.com and Marilyn Pomerantz, marilyn@firstmark.com
 
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October 10-13, 2014 (AMC) Columbus Day Hiking Weekend in the Whites. Foliage at its best. Something for everybody. Four leaders offer choice of two hikes each day…. 4000’ers and easier scenic hikes. $360 for 3 nights, 3 breakfasts, 2 restaurant dinners . Reg. with Kathy Didier  kathydidiertravels@yahoo.com 603-726-3553 Nancy and Bob Dimeo, bndimeo@gmail.com 978-649-6255 , Anna Panszczyk  annatp13@verizon.net , Dianne Alperin   jdalperin@verizon.net 

2014 - 2016  EXTENDED TRIPS AND ADVENTURES

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September 6-14, 2014 - Portugal
Kathy will join Matt from Adventurebug for a  journey that combines the best of Portugal´s natural, urban and historically rich treasures.  From Lisbon´s enchanting lanes to wonderful coastlines, national parklands and the verdant hilltop forts and majestic castles of medieval times.  This is a special edition of his Portugal tour.  Follow him through vineyards and cork forests, seeking out the wide range of flavors on offer, including a special visit to Porto with a boat journey up the Dauro River, home to the world´s best port and some of the Iberian Peninsula´s most spectacular scenery.  Light daily walks offer insight of historical, natural and cultural features, while authentic rural hotels provide for a comfortable experience. Kathy Didier,  kathydidiertravels@yahoo.com


November 6-17, 2014 - Puglia and Southern Italy – (GoAhead)  http://kathydidieritaly2014.grouptoursite.com/   12 day trip
Sip cappuccino in a café where only Italian can be heard. Wander underground through Neolithic caves. Travel back to simpler times in untouched Alberobello. Everywhere you go in Southern Italy, authenticity presides. From the soothing shores of Sorrento to the quaint homes of the Trulli Valley, discover the soul behind the “boot heel” of Italy.  I have a room for two available..  kathydidiertravels@yahoo.com


Jan. 17-20, 2014 Craftsbury MLK Holiday Weekend at Craftsbury Outdoor Center, VT. Cross
Country Ski or snowshoe out the door at this Northeast Kingdom, Vermont resort. Wide Groomed Trails for all levels. $365 fee covers trail passes, 3 nights lodging (two to a room), all meals Friday dinner through Monday lunch. Register with Kathy Didier, 603-726-3553 kathydidiertravels@yahoo.com , Leaders: Nancy DiMeo, Janet Hall, and Anna Panszczyk
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January 28 - February 12, 2015 - Mexico....Mayan History ...from Mexico City to Chiapas....Spend time exploring Teotihuacan and Aztec site in Mexico City....the homes and studios of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo....  Puebla, Mexico with nearby Cholulua.  Historical Oaxaca with Zapoltec Ceremonial sites of Mitla and Monte Alban.  Crafts villages near Oaxaca.  Chiapas - San Cristobal de las Casas, a day with the Zapatistas, San Juan Chamula Market, Sumidero Canyon, Palenque, Yaxchilan and Bonampak....and so much more.  For information contact:   Kathy Didier kathydidiertravels@yahoo.com

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March 13-27, 2015 - Northern India -  Himalayan Kingdom.  Our journey uncovers the secrets of the Himalayan foothills and Northern India's diversity to the discerned traveler.  The third in our trilogy of great Indian voyages with Matt Butler of Adventure Bug and our local guide, Kapil.  India the land of faiths, the birthdplace of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Sikhism invites you to its most mystic and revered sites.  An extension planned from March 27-April 1, will add some exotic flavor as we travel into the Thar Desert of Royal Rajasthan.  Be awed by the Citadel of the Sun in Jodhpur and its blue city.  Spend time in the shepherd village of Bhenswara and visits to forts and ancient cities such as Jaiselmer. kathydidiertravels@yahoo.com  603-726-3553
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 April 26 – May 4, 2015.- Umbria, Italy –      Visit this scenic area of Italy at the most beautiful time of year. Poppies in bloom, cuckoos singing, festivals being celebrated.. Walking and sightseeing through ancient hill towns of Assisi, Spello, Gubbio, Perugia,.    Taste  wines and olive oils.  Cooking class.  Local hiking and tour guides. Private or double occupancy rooms and baths in lovely bed and breakfast.  Gourmet dinners.    - $2100  covers lodging, most meals, sightseeing, and transportation in Italy. Kathy Didier, kathydidiertravels@yahoo.com  603-726-3553 
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July 13-26, 2015 – Jewels of Alpine Europe. GoAhead. Experience rich culture, impressive architecture and culinary delights against a backdrop of soaring alpine peaks. Journey from Switzerland’s mountain-lined Lake Lucerne to France’s inspiring Lake Annecy. Take in the picturesque Chamonix valley, before heading east to Italy’s Lake Como. Cross Liechtenstein and hit the winter wonderland of Innsbruck, Austria, before heading north to Munich, the lively capital of Bavaria. Possible to add a two day extension in Salzburg, Austria.. 
or contact Kathy Didier. 603-726-3553 kathydidertravels@yahoo.com

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September 9-21, 2015 - Bulgaria to Romania The Black Sea Coast to Transylvania (GoAhead).   
http://kathydidierbulgariaromania.grouptoursite.com/ 
Transylvania traditionally conjures images of forested hills, crumbling churches, and of course, “Dracula’s Castle.” While Romania’s heartland definitely delivers all of the above, it also harbors some of Europe’s best-kept secrets, including Sibiu, the city recently dubbed a “Capital of Culture.” Before uncovering Romania’s cosmopolitan capital and quaint Saxon villages, soak up the sun in Bulgaria’s under-the-radar resort towns and golden beaches lining the Black Sea coast.  It is possible to add a three day extension to Belgrade.    Kathy Didier  kathydidiertravels@yahoo.com 

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November 1- 13, 2015  - 
November 1-13, 2015 Brazil…plus travel days. One of the world’s most captivating places, Brazil is a dazzling country of pristine rain forests, wetlands, conservation areas and of course eccentric, rhythm-filled metropolises. Brazil is a traveller´s paradise for all ages and interests.  Capturing a balance of dramatic landscapes and unique natural gems with the Brazilian Alegria (Joy), this journey promises the very best Brazil has to offer.  From Rio´s music filled quarters to the awe-inspiring Iguassu Falls, the Amazonian experience, stunning coastal islands and frozen-in-time colonial towns. We uncover what makes Brazil one of the world´s emerging nations.  In addition, expect a wide range of Brazilian gastronomy and of course a taste of caipirinha as we venture off the beaten path at times to meet the real Brazilieños and acquaint ourselves with some important social and environmental projects in process. Areas to be visited: Rio de Jaeiro, Iguassu Falls, Manaus and Amazon Basin, plus Salvador. This trip is designed and led by Kathy Didier and Matt Butler (of Adventurebug Worldwide). Cost is $4650. Includes three internal flights, 12 nights hotel s and jungle lodge, guides, and most meals.
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April 6-17, 2016 and September 30 - October 11, 2016 Greek Islands - Adventurebug Tour with Matt Butler Because there is much interest in this trip, we are offering two separate trips one in the spring and one in the fall.  The trip  focused on Light Walking and Cultural Discovery and will cover Athens, Crete, Santorini and MykonosFly into Athens.  then fly from Athens to Crete.  For the rest of the tour we will travel by private bus on the islands and public ferries between islands.  If you are interested in this trip.....respond to Kathy Didier to be on "the list" of people who receive first notification when plans are complete.  This trip will fill early!  kathydidiertravels@yahoo.com


.2016 - Working on a trip to Uganda.  Get on the information list if interested in this trip.



Thank you for your interest in my trips. Feel free to get back to me with questions. Kathy

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