2 Special Illustrated Free Previews
Intimate and Personal Japan
Sunday, September 28
7:00 to 8:30 PM
Room 435 (400 building)
6500 Soquel Dr., Aptos 95003
Free Parking on Sunday
Sunday, October 6
7:00 to 8:30 PM
424 Adams Street
Monterey, CA 93940
What are we going to do at the Preview?
• 7:00 – 7:30 - The history connecting Monterey Bay to Minamiboso
• 7:30 – 8:00 – Reviewing the 2020 Itinerary
• 8:00 – 8:30 – How to apply, and Questions
Some Thoughts about the Trip and the Lydon-Mizoguchi Team
What this trip is: This is a hand-crafted trip exploring rarely-visited parts of Japan, with a group of motivated, prepared, sensitive and like-minded adults.
What we are not: We are not affiliated with a large, heavily staffed travel company, taking hundreds of tours each year and producing glossy four-color catalogues. All of which must be paid for by the traveler. No middle agencies. And, air fare is included.
We Are: Over the past forty-six years. Sandy Lydon has escorted and guided hundreds of adventurers to East Asia. Through extensive experience as a teacher and guide he learned how to fashion group travel to take the best of it and discard the worst. Now, after almost 60 years as a teacher (50 at Cabrillo) he has decided to use some of his discretionary time leading meaningful and rewarding field trips.
The Power of the Group – Over the past 50+ years of leading and working with groups, I’ve become a firm believer in the power of a group of interested, prepared and polite adults to help expose the secrets of a place. Any place. Every place has something to teach us.
It is our goal to assemble such a group, once a year, to learn something about Japan. And themselves.
You won’t be traveling with strangers – Being a member of our group will force you to consider the feelings of others, both within the group and also in relation to our Japanese friends. That’s one reason we spend so long in pre-trip preparation. Americans tend to think of themselves, and are encouraged to be individuals, aggressively so. It takes us months to smooth out the individual bumps and edges and assemble a working group. That’s why I NEVER take a group overseas that I haven’t worked with. That’s why the pre-trip sessions are mandatory. Every group requires some cooking, simmering some mellowing before they can brave international travel.
For more information: Japan 2020
Last: This trip is neither sponsored by or approved by Cabrillo College.