By News-Register staff • 

Travelers share free tips

According to Francis, there are many interesting and economical alternatives to conventional tourism, such as volunteering to build water filters in Africa or teach English in Asia. He and his wife plan to gather about a dozen fellow travelers to help them stage the program, which they are calling “Varieties of Travel.”

One will talk about travel clubs with foreign members who are willing to share their homes with American visitors. Others will address traveling by bike or RV.

Attendees are free to come and go during the event. For more information, call 503-864-3933 or visit


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