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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

19th Century Travel and 21st Century Travelers at SNC Oct 20

Posted on September 27, 2013
Filed Under North Tahoe Art Scene

film-Zanskar-600x398Terry Jones and Frederick Marx will share their insights in a fascinating lecture entitled “19th Century Travel and 21st Century Travelers” to be presented at the Tahoe Center For Environmental Sciences on the campus of the Sierra Nevada College on Sunday, October 20, 2013.

Terry Jones, founder and former CEO of Travelocity.com and chairman of KAYAK.com, will focus on how 21st century technology can get savvy travelers the best deals online by knowing the perfect time to book airline seats, how to score hotel upgrades and who to call for the best travel advice. His expertise will save you time, money and stress. Frederick Marx is best known for his critically acclaimed film “Hoop Dreams”. His newest film, “Journey of Zanskar: A Monk’s Vow to Children,” follows the struggle of a Himalayan village in Zanskar, one of the most remote places on earth, to protect its traditional Tibetan Buddhist culture as the outside world begins to close in.

At 3:30 p.m., there is a private cocktail party and a meet-and-greet with the speakers. Doors open at the college at 5:00 p.m. for an opportunity to preview the silent auction and raffle items. Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar are available. The lecture begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by an exclusive dinner hosted at a lakeview home. Tickets for the lecture only are $5 per person for students with ID, $15 per person in advance, $20 at the door. Tickets for the private cocktail party, lecture with reserved seating, and exclusive dinner are $250 per person.

Myths and Mountains, an award-winning adventure travel company, is a proud corporate supporter of READ Global. Myths and Mountains provides financial and in-kind support to READ, enabling it to build Community Library Resource Centers in Nepal, India and Bhutan and seeds businesses to fully sustain and support them. The centers not only provide educational materials, but provide literacy training, women’s and girl’s empowerment, microcredit, health/HIV and other activities. All proceeds from the event go to READ Global.

Contact Myths and Mountains at (775) 832.5454 or megan@mythsandmountains.com to make a reservation.

 

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