Travel Circle (Online) Series Brings the World to You


Join Maumee Valley Adventurers each Saturday in January, February and March for a trip around the globe as local presenters share their experiences traveling to far flung destinations.

Cosponsored by Metroparks Toledo, the long-running winter program series typically alternates between Wildwood Preserve and Oak Openings Preserve. Because of the ongoing health crisis, the partners have decided that January presentations will be online. Whether in-person presentations will resume in February and March will be decided each month based on the status of COVID-19 in Lucas County.

Logon at 2 p.m. each Saturday in January for a new presentation each week. Following are the dates, topics, presenters and links to enjoy them. 

Coming UP

March 19
Moldova and Romania: Diverging Paths Despite a Common Language
by Ron Randall

March 26
A Canadian Rocky Mountain High
by Vince Walsh


2022 Past Presentations

January 8
Cities: Chicago, Havana, New Orleans
by Barbara Laird

January 15
Beaches, Boating and Biking
by Scott Grenerth

January 22
Where's Namibia
by Judy Pfaffenberger

January 29
Spain (and a bit of Portugal) during a Pandemic
by Rose and Andy Kandik

February 5
Rain, Rain, Rain and Sandhill Cranes - Backpacking Adventures in Alaska and Arizona
by Mark Lohman and Todd Kime

February 12
Presidential Memorials around the country - It’s not just cemeteries!
by Dan Dubiel

February 19
Great Architecture and more across the Central U.S.  A pandemic road trip
by Cara Douglas and Anthony DiVitto

February 26
New Zealand: A Slice of Middle Earth
by Mike and Julia Walsh

2021 Recordings

Japan: Timeless Beauty into the 21st Century - An MVA Travel Circle presentation by Vince Walsh VIDEO

CaptainK’s 2015 Appalachian Trail thru hike - An MVA Travel Circle Presentation by Kevin Wietrzykowski VIDEO

European Adventure: Munich Tyrol Vienna - An MVA Travel Circle Presentation by Anthony DiVitto VIDEO

Cruising Norway - An MVA Travel Circle Presentation by Judy Pfaffenberger VIDEO

Business Class Travel: Never pass up an opportunity to explore - by Scott Grenerth VIDEO

Egypt Turkey Georgia & Armenia - by Mike & Julia Walsh VIDEO

Arizona Less Traveled: History and Nature in Southeast Arizona - by Steve Lauer VIDEO

Petsitting Your Way Around The World - by Tricia Kandik VIDEO 

Beautiful & Interesting Taiwan - The Isla Formosa VIDEO

La Dolce Vita: Rome & Venice VIDEO

Sri Lanka: An Island Beauty VIDEO 

Following the Silk Road Through Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan: Arts, Crafts, Textiles and Architecture VIDEO