Daily Archives: August 23, 2012

Sunday, January 20 – Friday, January 25 – The Kingdom of the Monarchs

A Harvard Museum of Natural History Travel Program will take place Sunday, January 20 – Friday, January 25, 2012, entitled The Kingdom of the Monarchs. One of the world’s most astounding natural events occurs each year in North America, featuring one of its most unlikely creatures, the delicate monarch butterfly. Up to 300 million monarchs set flight on a remarkable 2,500-mile journey from the northeastern U.S. and Canada to their ancestral wintering grounds in the volcanic mountains of central Mexico. Until recently, the location of their breeding grounds remained a mystery. How an infant generation of butterflies finds it anew each year is still an enigma. Join this small group to experience this moving phenomenon, as well as Mexico ’s charming colonial villages.  The full itinerary and PDF of trip brochure will be available soon at www.hmnh.harvard.edu/travel/t_na_monarchs13.htm. $2,995 per person, with a $545 single supplement, if needed.  Photo from www.nathab.com.

Saturday, January 5 – Saturday, January 12 – Cuba Photo Expedition

Travel to Cuba January 5 – 12, 2013 with professional photographer and past Garden Club of the Back Bay speaker Rich Pomerantz, and the Center for Cuban Studies.  This trip is designed for the enthusiastic travel photographer who wants to take better travel photos.  Based in Havana, enjoy visiting coffee plantations, local markets, fishing villages, the Vinales World Heritage site (below), Las Terrazas, Pinar Del Rio and more.  Visit the studios of contemporary photographers, painters, and ceramists.  Meet local farmers, merchants and residents.  This is officially a “people-to-people” trip, and the emphasis will be on meeting and learning about the Cuban life.  $3,750 per person, double occupancy, or $4,050 single, includes round trip flight from Miami to Havana, lodging and breakfast, some dinners, tour guide, transportation to planned activities and group and one on one photo consultation.  To reserve your spot or for more information call 212-242-0559, or visit www.cubaupdate.org.  Photo from www.greatarchaeology.com.