• Hiking the Iconic Annapurna Circuit in Nepal

    Madison Public Library: Hawthorne Branch

    The 230 KM Annapurna Circuit traverses landscapes ranging from subtropical banana plantations to the frigid Thorong La, the world's highest hiking pass. While on the trail, meet friendly locals and fellow hikers from all around the world. So lace up your hiking boots and join Katie and Dan Perry on this journey of a lifetime. Learn when to go, what to pack, how much money to bring, and which of the many options for side-trips that is right for you.

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  • European Chocolate: Nobody Knows the Truffles I’ve Seen, Part 2

    Madison Public Library: Hawthorne Branch

    Back by popular demand! Discover how to find some of the world’s best chocolate in countries like Belgium, Switzerland, France and more... Join Greg Sedbrook as he explores what makes European Chocolate so good—and so good for you, too!

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  • South America’s Vacationland: The Andes Lakes District.

    Madison Public Library: Hawthorne Branch

    Straddling the Chile-Argentina boarder is the picturesque region of Lake District, with its active volcanoes found among the peaks of the mighty Andes. Join Forrest Weesner as he explores this spectacular region by van and bicycle, leading to city of Bariloche, with it Swiss-inspired architecture, beer halls, and chocolate shops. Surprises are everywhere including a big-city visit to Santiago.

  • Peru…More Than Just Machu Picchu

    Madison Public Library: Hawthorne Branch

    Note: That the date of this show was changed from October 24, 2018 to April 24, 2019. Sorry for any inconvenience. Peru is now a world-class destination: From mysterious Amazon jungle wildlife/tours, to rugged Andes pre/post-Inca villages, to fertile Coastlines with magical beaches and so much more. Join Pablo Olivares as he shows you the undiscovered Peru with the best food, people and eye-popping sites anywhere in South America!

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  • NOTE: SHOW CHANGED! Rome's Neighborhoods: Chaos with Great Dining Opportunities

    Madison Public Library: Hawthorne Branch

    NOTE: QUEBEC CITY SHOW POSTPONED TO November 25! Join Dan Eggerding as he explores Umbria and the Eternal City of Roman Caesars, Dictators and Popes with palaces, statutes and fountains created by giants like Bernini and Michelangelo. Then, there are those magnificent Roman Neighborhoods (Trastevere, Tesaccio, and Capitoline.) They contain windy alleyways, flower draped balconies, and the coziest of cafes with dinners created by a thousand years culinary genius and other forms of forced labor. In ancient times, failure to cook well could make you the next meal at the Coliseum…

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  • Fabulous Egypt: More than just Pyramids and Museums

    Madison Public Library: Hawthorne Branch

    NOTE: Date is AGAIN changed to Monday, February 25, 2019. Due to another unseen conflict and possible bad weather on Tuesday. Sorry for any inconvenience. Of all his world travels, Egypt was by far the most intriguing... and often unnerving. Join Bob Pickett as he experienced mind-blowing mini-adventures and mis-adventures (some quite frightening), including climbing the pyramids, riding a hot air balloon at day-break on New Years, riding the overnight train from Luxor to Cairo, hiking through the Sahara, and interacting with the local natives.

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  • Wisconsin Dells and Baraboo

    Madison Public Library: Hawthorne Branch

    Enjoy the Dells Boat Tour in summer. Spend the day at Circus World Museum at Baraboo, and take a tour of the Al Ringling Mansion. Next ride a wagon around the square at night during the Holiday season. You don't have to go far for a day of fun in the Dells or Baraboo!

  • Traveling and Rock Climbing in Iceland

    Madison Public Library: Hawthorne Branch

    NOTE: Show Destination is changed to ICELAND! Iceland is a gorgeous country with great wilderness and excellent climbing. The Ring Road, also known as Hwy 1, circumnavigates the country, and just staying on this road leads to plenty of vertical adventures! Join Jessica and friends as they explore this red-hot destination with valuable budget insights (for everyone) and a real passion for rock-climbing in this magic land…

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  • Show Changed: Exploring the Former Ottoman Empire by Bike

    Madison Public Library: Hawthorne Branch

    Note that the "Peru…More Than Just Machu Picchu" date has been changed to April 24, 2019, 6 pm. Sorry for any inconvenience. During the summer of 2012, Kent Wenger rode his bicycle through the remnants of the mighty Ottoman Empire, from Izmir, Turkey, to Split, Croatia. There he met the friendliest people, witnessed spectacular scenery, and experienced the ghosts still lingering from the Balkan Conflict of the 90s. Join him as he visits the old nations of Bulgaria and Romania, as well as Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, newly born from international conflict leading to war.

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  • The Food, Music and Sights of Magical Arrial D'ajuga, Brazil

    Madison Public Library: Hawthorne Branch

    Arraial's beaches are sheltered by offshore reefs, making the clear water particularly appealing. It's located just south of Porto Seguro, Brazil, in the laid back state of Bahia. Join Rick Hauser as he discovers the dining, live music and secret joys of this undiscovered paradise.