Archived TCC News and Chapter Updates

This page lists recent news articles and chapter updates posted on the TCC Web site. Click any headline to view the post. Use the search blank at right to find older posts on any topic.

  • January 2024 Colorado Chapter Update

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    Members of the Colorado chapter met January 15 at Café de France. Co-coordinator Phyllis McGuire gave a short presentation on a few interesting TCC destinations she visited last year. New member Hal Krause was welcomed to the group.

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  • Winter Gatherings a Highlight for New York Chapter Members

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    TCC New Yorkers gathered for a holiday celebration in December at Bryant Park’s skating rink and Christmas market for hot chocolate and toddies. Justine Kirby was awarded a gold status (200) certificate by co-coordinator Catherine Shelton. The New York chapter participated in the Travel and Adventure Show in January. Après conference cocktails were appreciated at…

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  • Travel Photography TIps at Hit at February 2024 Gathering in Louisville

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    New member Mike Demana couldn’t contain his enthusiasm for Bernie and Eileen Strenecky’s meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, by taking to the WhatsApp group: “After Bernie gave an overview of the TCC, award-winning photographer Dan Dry gave a talk on how to improve your photography. Useful tips for novice and veterans alike.” Dan has a career…

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  • Everyone Stumped by Tricky Trivia Question at the Kansas City Chapter’s 2023 Holiday Party

    Kansas City Chapter Coordinator and TCC president Steve Fuller reports that members gathered at the home of Bonnie Burns for our annual holiday party. New member Linda Mack from Omaha, Nebraska, was welcomed. In addition, Charles Merkel made the journey from St. Louis, Missouri, and John Dranchak drove in from Parsons, Kansas. The trivia question…

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  • Joint Meeting of the Southwest Florida TCC Chapter and the Naples Circumnavigators Club

    Southwest Florida Chapter Coordinator Donna Suddeth, together with TCC members and Naples Circumnavigator chapter president Pam Girtman and VP Bill Girtman, welcomed past TCC president and speaker Tim Skeet from wintery Calgary, Canada. Tim entertained the capacity crowd of one hundred attendees with his presentation on “25 years of Circumnavigating the World” at the Naples…

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  • Destination: Lesotho

    By Paul Drake Paul is a semi-retired patent attorney residing in Texas with his wife, Robin. The Kingdom of Lesotho is a landlocked country surrounded by South Africa. With a population of two million, it is about the size of Belgium or Maryland. Nicknamed the “Kingdom of the Sky,” Lesotho is the only country in…

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  • Thirty-Six-Hour Transit: Chantilly (Paris), France

    By Steve Owad-Jones Transiting through Charles de Gaulle Airport is stressful enough without an expensive overnight in Paris. Instead, stay in the delightful, historic town of Chantilly, located only 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of the airport. A Blacklane limo transfer can seamlessly whisk you away, and barely 30 minutes later you will find yourself…

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  • Member Spotlight: Laurel Glassman, Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA

    “Why would you want to go to there?” Questions like this simply don’t compute for me. How can anyone not want to experience the magic of Rano Raraku on Easter Island, where scores of giant heads made of lava thrust out of a grass-covered cinder cone, like daisies sprouting in springtime? Or converse with a…

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  • Introducing the New TCC Book Club

    By Ed Hotchkiss Ed is the author of the photobook, Station to Station: Exploring the New York City Subway, and is leading the TCC Book Club. A few months ago, the TCC canvassed for interest in a virtual book club. The response exceeded expectations, and more than 30 members have joined a WhatsApp group to…

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  • Chapter Coordinator Notes: Southeast Florida (Miami) Coordinator Anush Dawidjan and U.K. Coordinator Donna Marsh

    Meet Southeast Florida (Miami) Chapter Coordinator Anush Dawidjan I joined the TCC in 2006 while living in Hong Kong. When I moved back to the United States twelve years ago, I adopted a snowbird lifestyle and have been an active member of the Southeast Florida and New England TCC chapters. Having visited all 193 United…

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  • February 2024 Georgia Chapter Update

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    The Georgia TCC Chapter held their first meeting of 2024 on Feb. 24 at Fire Stone Chinese Cuisine. Members shared best travel advice including how to pack necessities to always have coffee — no matter where you are in the world! The Georgia Chapter is always excited to welcome members from areas outside the Atlanta…

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  • An Invitation to the April 2024 Los Angeles Meeting

    Our next quarterly meeting of the TCC Charter Chapter (Los Angeles/Orange County) will be held on Saturday, April 13, at the historic Tam O’Shanter Inn in Los Angeles, where Bill Altaffer (“The World’s Most Traveled Man”) will present a captivating program on “The Colorful Corners of Croatia.” Exploring the scenic Istrian Peninsula on the Adriatic…

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  • Dates for 2024 Charter Chapter Meetings

    Due to the conflict with our traditional June meeting and the International Conference in the Azores, the Charter Chapter meeting schedule (for this year only) will include just three meetings: following the April 13 luncheon at the Tam O’Shanter Inn, we will gather next on Aug. 10 in Newport Beach and then on Dec. 14…

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  • Report From the December 2023 Charter Chapter Holiday Luncheon in Beverly Hills

    The Charter Chapter (Los Angeles/Orange County) gathered for its Annual International Holiday Luncheon at the festively-decorated Lawry’s The Prime Rib Restaurant in Beverly Hills, California on Dec. 9, 2023. A celebratory crowd of 64 (including 15 guests) honored Ed Howard upon achieving his Silver Level (150 destinations) designation while Full Membership certificates were awarded to…

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  • From Our Newest Member: Sherry Brecher, London, England, UK

    Many years ago, my friend Lee Abbamonte introduced me to the TCC and I found the concept intriguing. Less fussed about counting countries and more interested in experiencing them, I still worked towards this goal as getting an accolade is always fun! Now that I’ve joined, it is thrilling to be acquainted with and learning…

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