Monday, June 9, 2008

Pembrook Newsletter

Updated on March 19, 2018

TRIPS PLANNED…       2018 - 2020

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 - Morocco -
Guatemala - Honduras - the Dolomites, - The Balkans...Serbia, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, and Croatia, Umbria, Italy, Copper Canyon, Mexico, Japan - Sri Lanka and India

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.

 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.  

July 13-15, 2018 - AMC Gentle Hiking and Summer Theater Weekend.  We will offer easy hikes, under five miles,  on both Saturday and Sunday.  On Saturday night, we will go to Jean's Playhouse to see the musical "25th Annual Putnam Country Spelling Bee"..  Staying at a Mountain Fare Inn in Campton, NH.    $250 covers 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, Sat. dinner and  theater ticket.  Ls.  Kathy Didier, 9603-726-3553) and Marilyn Pomerantz,  (603-254-5826)

August 17-19, 2018 - AMC Gentle Hiking and Summer Theater Weekend.  We will offer easy hike, under five miles, on both Saturday and Sunday.  On Saturday night, we will go to Jean's Playhouse to see the musical "Seussical the Musical".  Staying at a Mountain Fare Inn in Campton, NH.    $250 covers 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, Sat. dinner and  theater ticket.  Ls.  Kathy Didier, 9603-726-3553) and Marilyn Pomerantz,  (603-254-5826)

   2018 - 2020

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. 

January 6-20, 2020 - Sri Lanka & India Discovery Tour with Adventurebug (Matt Butler)

This unique tour offers a visit of two of Asia ́s most unique and insightful destinations, Sri Lanka and Northeastern India - Kolcata (Calcutta) .   Sri Lanka is India ́s southern cousin and differs enormously as it is Buddhist in nature and a smaller, tropical country with a blend of lush green botany and an enigmatic culture. India on the other hand is an absolute invasion of the senses (in a positive way!), and offers a travel experience like no other. If you ́ve travelled to India with us before, this is an entirely new area of the country! We welcome you to discover Sri Lanka and Bhutan with us in 2018. (A full program and price will be published soon).

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



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