In January, I began a new chapter in my travel writing career. I wanted to do something special to bring my travel writing to life. There was no better idea than creating a series of travel lectures, informing library patrons of the exciting world of travel. My most successful topics have been cruising, Amtrak travel, Walt Disney World, and Newport, RI. Newport, RI is the hometown of my college Alma Mater, Salve Regina University. Lecturing about travel and travel destinations has never been such a motivating experience. But, I didn’t stop there.
Aside from libraries, I was invited to one of my lectures at a senior living community in Denville, NJ. The success of my lecturing grew beyond New Jersey. I then had the pleasure of lecturing at libraries in Suffern and New City, NY. In November 2017 and May 2018, I had the distinct pleasure of lecturing in the Washington, DC area, in Alexandria, VA. Both lectures (cruising and Walt Disney World) were immediate smash hits. Both were well received by all in attendance.
What’s in store for 2018-19? Where will I be lecturing next? October 15th, I will be doing one of my lesser viewed lectures, “Washington, DC: A destination of ‘monumental’ proportions”, at the Rochelle Park Public Library. December 6th, I am scheduled to do the fan favorite of lectures, “Amtrak: Staying on ‘track’ with America’s railroad”, at the Shute Memorial Library, in the Boston suburb of Everett, MA. December 17th, will be returning to the Mahwah Library, doing one my favorite lectures, “Cruising: Making waves and sense”. It’s geared towards those who have never sailed before and those looking for ideas for future cruises. It’s one of my lectures no one should want to miss.
In the near future, where else do I plan to lecture? The Boston Public Library and the Thomas Crane Library in Quincy are still high atop my list of possible lecture locations. Recently, I have been contacted by the libraries in Newport News, Poquoson, Hampton, and Chesapeake, VA. All four libraries were interested in my lectures. Virginia is most likely to be scheduled for Spring 2019. I am also expecting to have the opportunity to present at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Further, I am looking forward to the opportunity of presenting in the Providence area. When Providence and Pittsburgh will be hosting me is TBD. I ask for everyone to keep checking my lecturing schedule at my web site, www.dektraveljournal.com.
Being a travel lecturer is not just a job, it’s an adventure. It’s all about meeting people, along with listening to thoughts and comments. Most-of-all, it’s about visiting new cities, meeting new faces, and expanding horizons. That’s what traveling is all about. My newest lecture, under construction, is entitled “Bar Harbor: New England’s biggest little wonder”. It is slated to be completed by mid-September. It will be a simple presentation, but will be well-liked by many. When and where I will be doing that presentation is TBD. Being a travel lecturer has been a rewarding experience which I can’t be more proud of. For more information, keep visiting my web site, www.dektraveljournal.com. Without a doubt, I’m “forever going places”.