Monday, June 9, 2008

Pembrook Newsletter

Updated on November 30, 2017

TRIPS PLANNED…       2018 - 2019

Kathy Didier
PO Box C, Woodstock, NH 03293


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.
 Madagascar - Spain - Moroco -
Guatemala - Honduras - the Dolomites, -  United Arab Emirates - Oman  - The Balkans...Serbia, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, and Croatia, Umbria, Italy, Copper Canyon, Mexico, Japan

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.
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.

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, NH. Also nearby are Loon and Cannon Mountains.

2017- 2018 - Nancy DiMeo and Anna Panszczyk plan to lead   New Years, Presidents, Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Columbus Day trips out of Mountain Fare Inn.  They also have a Craftsbury, VT, cross country ski trip over the Martin Luther King weekend in January  Contact  Nancy early to register.  

Gentle Snowshoe Weekend in the White Mountains
March 2-4, 2018
Join us for this annual event.  On Saturday, we snowshoe about  4-5 miles over a scenic, but easy terrain.  On Sunday, a shorter ...about 3 miles.  $220 covers lodging at Mountain Fare Inn, Campton, NH.  Includes two breakfasts, one dinner.  Reg. with leaders: Kathy Didier,, 603-726-3553, Marilyn Pomerantz,, 603-254-5826,   or Elaine Kerrigan,  

July 13-15, 2018 - AMC Gentle Hiking and Summer Theater Weekend.  Date set...details to follow

August 17-19, 2018 - AMC Gentle Hiking and Summer Theater Weekend.  Date set...details to follow

   2018 and 2019

February 8-17 (19), 2018    United Arab Emirates: Dubai and Abu Dhabi  with a Three Day Extension to Oman....$1699 GoAhead Tours
As the wealthiest country in the Middle East, the United Arab Emirates is often associated with glamour and opulence, and the centers of Dubai and Abu Dhabi live up to the reputation. Be dazzled by these cosmopolitan cities, both meccas of culture, finance and innovation. Then, set off into the desert to discover how civilizations lived for centuries, long before skyscrapers rose to reach the clouds.
Tour pace: You will walk for about 2 hours daily across moderately uneven terrain, including unpaved roads and desert paths, with some hills and stairs.

April 21 - May 2, 2018 - Highlights of the Balkans:  Serbia to Croatia - 13 days.  Visit Serbia, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, and Croatia.   Possible to extend your trip in Croatia.  GoAhead Tours.  Steeped in history, rich culture and stunning landscapes, the Balkan Peninsula is a region waiting to be explored. From Belgrade, Serbia’s stimulating capital city, and the timeless traditions of Albania to the picturesque shores of Lake Ohrid and Croatia’s epic coastal beauty, you’ll discover the diversity of these former Yugoslav republics and what makes each unique.
Tour pace: You will walk for about 2 hours daily across moderately uneven terrain, including paved roads and unpaved trails, with some steep hills.
 Priced at $2959.  Subject to change.   Read more at:
Or contact Kathy Didier at

June 16-23, 2018.  Monhegan Island, Maine.  I have rented a house on the island that will sleep six.  Will have the price in December when they announce the 2018 rates.  If interested, get on the list.

July 31 - August 10- An EASY hiking trip to the Dolomites (Italy) with Matt Butler (Adventurebug).   Do you look at your friends photos of hiking trips in the Dolomites and wish that you had the same stamina to do these beautiful hikes?  We have found a solution....use the gondolas and lifts...and make it an easy excursion.    Travel through Germany, Austria and Italy.  Contact Kathy at:

October 22 - November 3, 2018 - Guatemala and Honduras Guided by David Reyes.   Celebrate Dia de los Muertos in Antigua, Guatemala.  Prior to that we explore the archeological site of Copan in  Honduras.  Visit Guatemala Cloud Forest - National Park Biotopo Quetzal.  Travel  by 4x4 through the Guatemala Highlands to Nebaj, Quiche.  Spend time on Lake Atitlan Santiago Atitlan.  Grand finale will be the Day of the Dead celebration on November 1, in Antigua.  Cost: $2760 covers most meals, lodging, transportation during trip, local guides, entrance fees.   Register with Kathy Didier,

March 31 - April 11, 2019  Southern Spain and Northern Morocco with Adventurebug (Matt Butler).  $2,750 - $3000.  
Travel to Andalucian Region of Spain and further explorations across the Straights of Gibraltar to the Kingdom of Morocco.  The tour includes a wide range of attractive visits:  comfortable hotels:  tasty authentic dishes, superb local wines; short transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.  Contact Kathy Didier for more information  

May 3-11, 2019  Umbria, Italy.  Visit this scenic area of Italy at the most beautiful time of the year.  Poppies in bloom, cuckoos singing, festivals being celebrated.  Waling and sighseeing through ancient hill towns of Assisi, Spello, Gubbio, Perugia.  Taset wines and olive oils.  Coooking class.  Local hiking and tour guides.  Private or double occupancy rooms and bath in comfortable Agriturismo.  Gourmet dinners.  $2100- $2,500 (depends upon size of the group) covers lodging, breakfasts and dinners, sightseeing, and transportation in Italy.  Kathy Didier 

September 12-23, 2019 - Japan.  GoAhead Tours.   Tour Highlights: 

  • Meiji Shrine
  • Mount Fuji
  • Lake Ashi
  • Hakone Open-Air Museum
  • high-speed bullet train ride
  • Golden Pavilion
  • Fushimi Inari complex
  • Nara
  • Osaka Castle

    Contact Kathy Didier for more information.


October 21 - 31, 2019 - Madagascar with Adventurebug (Matt Butler).  Details to be posted soon. 

November 2019 - Copper Canyon, Mexico with David Reyes.  Details to be posted soon.

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



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As an AMC Leader, I guide trips in the White Mountains of NH. On my own....I lead adventure vacations all over the world.