Photo courtesy of Kathy Irvin | David Korten with friends in front of South Africa’s Apartheid Museum. The Traveler will host David and Fran Korten for a presentation about their recent trip to South Africa at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14.

Photo courtesy of Kathy Irvin | David Korten with friends in front of South Africa’s Apartheid Museum. The Traveler will host David and Fran Korten for a presentation about their recent trip to South Africa at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14.

Winslow shop hosts travelers back from South Africa

The Traveler will host Bainbridge Islanders Fran and David Korten for a presentation about their recent trip to South Africa at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14.

Admission is free and open to all as part of the Tuesdays at The Traveler series.

The shop is located at 256 Winslow Way East.

In November, Dave, who is co-founder and former board chair of YES! magazine, gave a keynote address at the annual global conference of the Club of Rome, a prestigious nonprofit whose members consist of current and former heads of state, U.N. bureaucrats, high-level politicians and government officials, diplomats, scientists, economists, and business leaders from around the globe.

Following the conference, the Kortens spent two weeks in Cape Town and Johannesburg in discussions with South African thought leaders regarding “the lessons of the South African experience for both the country’s future as well as for its role in advancing the human transition to a world that works for both people and Earth,” event officials said.

According to the couple, “Our visit to South Africa pushed us to a deeper understanding of humanity’s crisis and what our common future will require.”

The Kortens will share their reflections and engage the audience at The Traveler in exploring the implications of “the South Africa experience.”

Celebrating its 25th year of service, The Traveler is a travel store dedicated to equipping the modern world traveler, inspiring a love of travel and fostering understanding of other cultures.

For more information, visit www.thetraveler.com or call 206-842-4578.

More in Life

Six songs of protest that still resonate today

As the nation grapples with the continual systemic issues of racial injustice… Continue reading

One pilgrim’s progress: Island travel writer talks trio of spiritual journeys

Carla Mackey’s favorite band may not be The Proclaimers, though she has… Continue reading

The Rodeo Drive In Movie Theater, Kitsap County’s sole drive-in movie theater, recently reopened after a brief closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nick Twietmeyer / Bainbridge Island Review
Silver screen escapism: It’s once again showtime at Kitsap County’s sole drive-in theater

Silence your phone and don’t forget the popcorn. After a strong start… Continue reading

Travel testimony | ‘Papa and I in Iceland’ by Ryan Powers

Bainbridge High School freshman Ryan Powers recently traveled to Iceland with his… Continue reading

Island dancers turn to online outlet to share student showcase

The show must go on — online, that is. The worst American… Continue reading

Threshold moments: Island author’s debut mixes pictures, poetry, philosophy to inspire and educate

Threshold, despite being relatively short letter-wise, is a deceptively big word. It… Continue reading

Bloedel Reserve reopens with timed ticketing

Bloedel Reserve officials recently announced the grounds would again be available for… Continue reading

‘Macbeth’ moved to next summer

Something wicked this way comes … eventually. “MacBeth,” the latest offering in… Continue reading

‘Gruesome Playground Injuries’ streams from the library

Island Theatre will present a script-in-hand performance of the poignant comedy Gruesome… Continue reading

‘Virtual Cinema’ offers slew of docs at home

Virtual Cinema, the at-home rental movie streaming service of Far Away Entertainment,… Continue reading

BPA Theatre School moves summer classes online

The Bainbridge Performing Arts Theatre School will soon be back in session… Continue reading

An excellent exit: Island cartoonist crafts funny frames worth the trip

As Tom Cochrane once said (and many, many others have repeated), “Life… Continue reading