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October 2015

Escape the Ordinary @ Princeton Rotary

October 23, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Princeton Hyatt
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November 2015

Only 18 Summers: RARE family travel ideas

November 5, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New Hope- Solebury High School, 182 West Bridge Street
New Hope, PA 18938 United States
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You've only got 18 Summers.  Make THIS one count! Come to the Solebury New Hope Community School and let Melanie inspire you with ideas to mark this moment in the life of your family.    Playdates for pre-schoolers in Rome... Gladiator School for youths... Cesarine pasta afternoons for 'tweens... and career-oriented days (like "Do you want to become a Screenwriter?") for college kids.

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December 2015

On the radio with Around the World

December 3, 2015 @ 1:20 pm - 1:30 pm
Around the World Radio Santa Barbara, CA United States + Google Map

Melanie will join host Arthur von Weisenberger out in Santa Barbara to buzz about special places to spend the holidays.  Hint: this location is about as foreign as you can get and still be in the US!

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Trips to Savour

December 8, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Princeton High School, 151 Moore Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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Come to the Princeton Adult School and hear about rare and intriguing foodie experiences that you can incorporate into your next adventure.  Want to learn to cook in a tangine with a Berber woman in her riad kitchen in the Fez medina?   Explore Paris, one chocolate shop at a time?  Meet Roberto in Belize for a day of lobster-diving and beach BBQ, or meet the Cesarines of Italy for a dinner party in the home of a local.

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January 2016

NYT Travel Show!

January 9, 2016 - January 10, 2016
Javits Center New York City, NY United States + Google Map
NYT Travel Show 2016

Join Melanie at booth 140 at the Javit's Center annual NYT Travel Show, and let Rare Finds Travel inspire you for new adventures in '16!

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February 2016

PechaKucha 20×20

February 19, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ACME Screening Room, 25 South Union
Lambertville, 08530 United States
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Melanie in Tiananmen square

Check out Melanie at Lambertville NJ's PechaKucha event:  you'll get 20 images, each for 20 seconds! Wonder where she'll take you?

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Caleb’s American Kitchen’s Table Talk

February 24, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Caleb’s American Kitchen, 5378 Route 202
Lahaska, 18931 United States
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Italy's Cesarine dinner party menus

Come for a prix-fixe dinner and an informal chat, this night featuring Melanie and Rare Finds Travel presenting "Trips to Savor".

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March 2016

Travel Adventure Show in San Fran!

March 5, 2016 - March 6, 2016
Santa Clara Convention Center
dreaming of travel

Join Melanie at the San Francisco's Travel Adventure show.  Enter a door prize and win a GoPro camera, and get inspired for new destinations 2016!

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Travel Beyond the Ordinary: National Park

March 8, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Princeton High School, 151 Moore Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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Welcome to Rocky Mountain National Park US

Celebrate the centennial anniversary of our National Parks with the class by Melanie, owner of Rare Finds Travel. The Big 3: Yosemite, Grand Canyon and Yellowstone. Other lesser known gems too, like Channel Islands, Olympic, and Denali. You don’t have to be one of those people who check into the big lodge and feel overwhelmed by vast choices in a vast wilderness. Tonight, Melanie will show you some cool lodging, my favorite experiences, and some special opportunities that you may…

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Travel Beyond the Ordinary: Unique USA

March 15, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Princeton High School, 151 Moore Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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treehouse by seattle

Want to see your own country from a new perspective? Tonight’s class will show you interesting lodging (an underwater lodge, a cave, or a jail), intriguing excursions (kayaking sea caves in Channel Islands and staircase tours up San Francisco’s hills), wildlife opportunities (the anchovy run off of CA, a 25’ manta ray swim in HI), and lots of food experiences (from pasties on the UP to cooking creole in Louisiana). Lighthouse Crawls and Lobstermen and much, much more.

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