INTERNATIONAL ADVENTURE
Troop 33 - First Lutheran: DeKalb, Illinois

INTERNATIONAL
ADVENTURE GUIDE
Presented by Troop 33;
First Lutheran Church; DeKalb, Illinois

Our Scouts have enjoyed international travel experiences in
1967-1971-1985-1986-1988-1989-1990-1995-1996-1999-2002-2003-2005-2008


Adventure Locations by Nation

AUSTRIA

BELGIUM

BERMUDA

CANADA

COSTA RICA

DENMARK

FRANCE

GERMANY

ICELAND

ITALY

JAPAN

LIECHTENSTEIN

LUXEMBOURG

MEXICO

MONACO

NETHERLANDS

PANAMA

SWEDEN

SWITZERLAND

VATICAN CITY
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SUGGESTION FOR TRAVELING OVERSEAS by Bruce McCrea


FOREIGN LOCATIONS WE'VE VISITED...



A U S T R I A GENERAL INFORMATION --
Austrian National Tourist Office LOCATIONS TROOP 33 HAS VISITED --Hallein, Austria + Durnstein Salt Mine --Innsbruck, Austria (tourist office) + Gastehaus Oberrach (where we stayed) + Excursion to Tyrolean Alps hike (listed seperately) + Olympic Ski Jump --Salzburg, Austria (tourist office) + Capuchin Monastery + Cathedral + Hohensalzburg Fortress + Jugendherberge Glockengasse (where we stayed) + Leopoldskron + Mirabel Palace & Gardens + Mozart's Residence + St. Peter's Abbey + Walking tour of Salzburg + Youth Hostels in Salzburg --Tyrolean Alps Hiking + Mount Hafelkar + Mount Seegrube --Vienna, Austria (tourist office) + Belvedere Palace + Hofburg Palace + Karlskirche + Rathaus + Schonbrunn Palace, gardens, and zoo + St. Stephen's Cathedral + Turmherberge Don Bosco (where we stayed) + Volksgarten + Votivkirche + Guide to 72 hour tour of Vienna Return to the top

B E L G I U M GENERAL INFORMATION --
Belgium Tourist Office LOCATIONS TROOP 33 HAS VISITED --Brussels, Belgium + Driving tour of Brussells

B E R M U D A GENERAL INFORMATION LOCATIONS TROOP 33 HAS VISITED --
Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo --Bioluminescent Bay fireworms --Hamilton, Bermuda + Bermuda Maritime Museum + Ferry Point Park + Fort St. Catherine + Nonesuch Island --St George, Bermuda + Historical walking tour + Tobacco Bay Beach --Horseshoe Bay --Station for Biological Research (where we stayed) + Boating + Oceanography study course + Scuba diving trips (including night dive) + Snorkeling trips + Whalebone Bay --Walsingham National Park

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C A N A D A GENERAL INFORMATION --
Canada Tourism site LOCATIONS TROOP 33 HAS VISITED --Algoma Wilderness; Ontario Canada + Lake Oba region canoe trip + Montreal river canoe trip --Algonquin Provincial Park + Snowshoe Trip --Bancroft; Ontario Canada + Frosty Frolics Dog Sled Races --Banff National Park; Alberta + hiking & camping --Calgary; Alberta Canada + Fort Calgary + Olympic Museum --Drumheller; Alberta Canada + Hoodoo Badlands + Royal Museum of Paleontology + Wildhorse Canyon Hiking --Huntsville; Ontario Canada + Arrowhead Motor Inn + Dog Sledding --Kootenay National Park; British Columbia Canada + Hiking & camping --London; Ontario Canada + Travel Lodge --Montreal; Quebec Canada + Basilica of Notre-Dame + Bicycling tour of city + Notre Dame de Bonsecours (Sailors' Church) + Cathedral of Mary Queen of the World + Dow Planetarium + Olympic Park + Parc des Iles (St Helen's and Notre Dame Islands) + Place Bonaventure + Walking tour of the Old City --Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada --Radium Hot Springs; British Columbia Canada + Hot Springs swim --Sault St. Marie; Ontario Canada + Algoma Central Railway Excursion - Agawa Canyon - Algoma Wilderness (see separate listing) + Soo Locks tour --Thunder Bay; Ontario Canada + Bicycling from U.S. Border + Fort William + Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park + Super 8 --Toronto; Ontario Canada + Bicycling from U.S. Border + CN Tower + Camp Wonderland Trails (Scouts Canada--where we stayed) + Canada's Wonderland Amusement Park (suburban) + Casa Loma Museum + Skydome + Waterfront Trail bicycling --Woodstock; Ontario Canada + Super 8 Motel Return to the top

C O S T A R I C A

GENERAL INFORMATION --Costa Rica; no artificial ingredients LOCATIONS TROOP 33 HAS VISITED --Escazu, Costa Rica + Homestay visits with various families of Troop 78 --La Paz Waterfall --Limon, Costa Rica + Walking tour --Poas Vocano --Puerto Viejo de Salamanca, Costa Rica (Caribbean Coast) + Rocking J's --Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, Costa Rica + Ara Ambigua Jungle Lodge + Butterfly Refuge + Jungle Canopy Zip Line Adventure + Jungle Night Hike Adventure + Sarapiqui River Boat Safari + Sarapiqui Whitewater Raft Trip --San Jose, Costa Rica + La Merced Church + Museo Oro Precolombino (The Gold Museum) + Museo Nacional de Costa Rica + National Cathedral + National Theater + Parque Central + Parque La Merced + Parque Nacional + Parque Espana + Plaza de la Cultura --Sixaola + Border crossing

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D E N M A R K GENERAL INFORMATION --
Danish Tourist Board LOCATIONS TROOP 33 HAS VISITED --Copenhagen + mainly just passed through --Helsinore + day trip Return to the top

F R A N C E GENERAL INFORMATION --
French Government Tourist Office LOCATIONS TROOP 33 HAS VISITED --Bayeux, France + World War II Museum --Eze, France + Riviera bicycle tour stop (see seperate entry) + Wandered the winding passageways of Eze --Lyon, France + Auberge de la Jeunesse (where we stayed) + Walking tour of Lyon --Mont St. Michel, France + Explored the Mont on a day visit --Nice, France + La Mer Beach + La Tour Bellanda & Naval Museum + Old city + Promenade des Englais; Nice France + Relais International de la Jeunesse (where we stayed) + Riviera bicycle tour (see seperate entry) --Paris, France (tourist info) + Accueil des Jeunes en France (where we stayed) + Arch de Triumphe + Basilica of Sacre Couer + Basilica of St. Demis + Bruce Springstein Concert (Born in USA tour 1985) + Cathedral of Notre Dame + Centre International/La Defense (near 2nd hostel we stayed) + Conciergerie + Eiffel Tower Also here + Hotel des Invalides + Jeu de Paume Art Museum + Louvre Museum Also here + Madeleine Church + Napolean's Tomb + Opera House + L'Orangerie Art Museum + Pantheon + Paris Airports + Parc de la Courneuve (sight of Springsteen concert) + Place de la Concorde + Versailles (near Paris) + Sainte Chapelle + Valuable Information to Know: - Current Exchange Rates - Current Weather - Paris Train Stations - Gare de L'est Map - Gare de Lyon - Gare du Nord - Paris Maps - Paris Metro - Subway Map - click here or here for Youth Hostels. --Riviera Bicycle Tour; France/Monaco + Sea coast between Nice, France & Monte Carlo, Monaco + Highlands between Monte Carlo, Monaco and Eze, France + Mountains between Eze and Nice, France + Old city quarters of Nice, France --St. Malo, France + Accueil des Jeunes (where we stayed) + Driving tour of the Normandy Coast + Excursion to Mont St Michel --Reims, France + Cathedral + Hotel des Arcades (where we stayed) Return to the top

G E R M A N Y GENERAL INFORMATION --
German National Tourist Office LOCATIONS TROOP 33 HAS VISITED --Cologne, Germany (city guide) + Dom Cathedral --Hamburg, Germany (city guide) + mostly just passed through on the train --Munich, Germany (city guide) + Alte Pinakothek Art Museum + Frauenkirche + Jugenherberge (where we stayed) + Nymphenburg Palace + Rathaus + St. Peter's Church Return to the top

I C E L A N D GENERAL INFORMATION --
Iceland Travel Net LOCATIONS TROOP 33 HAS VISITED --Reykjavick, Iceland + brief stop during flight to europe Return to the top

I T A L Y GENERAL INFORMATION --
Italian Tourist Web Guide --Italy on the Net LOCATIONS TROOP 33 HAS VISITED --Capri, Island of + Anacapri + Blue Grotto Boat Tour & Swim + Capri --Florence, Italy (city guide) + Accademie Gallery + Bargello Palace (National Museum) + Boboli Gardens + Casa Buonarroti + Church of Orsanmichele + Feast of St John Parade & Fireworks + Locanda "Tony's Inn" (where we stayed) + Medici-Ricardi Palace - Chapel of the Magi + Museo dell' Opera del Duomo + Pitti Palace + Ponte Vecchio + San Lorenzo + Santa Maria del Fiore - Baptistry + Santa Maria Novella"> + Santa Croce + Uffizi Palace Also here. + Vecchio Palace --Milan, Italy + Sforza Castle + Closed due to terrorist threat - Cathedral - Opera - Santa Marie del Grazzi --Naples, Italy --mostly just passed through-- --Pompeii, Italy + day tour of ruins --Rome, Italy + Arch of Constantine + Aurelian Wall hike + Baths of Diocletian + Capitoline Art Museum + Capuchin Church - Bone cellar + Colosseum + Pantheon - Tomb of Rapheal + Pensione Gabriel (where we stayed) + Piazza Barbarini + Piazza Navonna + Piazzaa del Popola + Porta Pia + Porta Popula + Roman Forum + San Paolo Arelia - Tomb of St. Paul + San Paolo fuori le Mura + San Pietro in Vincoli - Relic of St. Peter's chains + Santa Maria Degli Angeli + Santa Maria Espanola + Santa Maria Maggiore + Santa Maria Minerva + Spanish Steps + Trajun's Column + Trajun's Forum + Trevi Fountain + Vatican City (see separate entry) + Villa Borghese Gardens - (Borghese Museum closed for restoration) --Sorrento, Italy + Peter's Beach + Excursion ferry to Island of Capri + Excursion to Pompeii + Walking tour of city + Youth Hostel where we stayed --Venice, Italy + Accademie del Art + Grand Canal + Locanda Semenzato (where we stayed) + Palace of the Doges + Ponte Rialto + St Mark's Cathedral - Tomb of St. Mark + Santa Maria of the Frari + Walking tour through the maze of streets Return to the top

J A P A N GENERAL INFORMATION --
Japan National Tourist Organization LOCATIONS OUR SCOUTS HAVE VISITED --1971 World Scout Jamboree-- --Mt Fuji-- --Shizuoka --Tokyo --Typhoon Olive 1971 Return to the top

L E I C H T E N S T E I N GENERAL INFORMATION --
Liechtenstein Tourism LOCATIONS TROOP 33 HAS VISITED --mostly just traveled through -- beautiful rail tour-- Return to the top

L U X E M B O U R G GENERAL INFORMATION --Ministry of Tourism --WWWeb Links to Luxembourg LOCATIONS TROOP 33 HAS VISITED --Luxembourg City, Luxembourg + Funeral procession of the Grand Duchess Charlotte in 1985. + Walking tour of beautiful city + Youth Hostel (where we stayed) Return to the top

M E X I C O GENERAL INFORMATION

--Visit Mexico    --Travel Mexico

LOCATIONS TROOP 33 HAS VISITED --Akumel, Mexico + Beach --Batopilas Canyon Backpack + Giant rattlesnake encounter + Tarahumara indian named Meteu visits overnight + Three camps along the Batopilas Canyon --Batopilas, Mexico + Alexander Shepard's ruined mansion & mining operations + Campsite downstream from village + Casa de Bustillos + Easter Eve Fiesta + Horseback riding "Diablo" (local priest's horse) + Walking tour of village --Cancun, Mexico + Beach Hike + Downtown Markets + Hotel Zone + Parador Hotel --Chichen Itza, Mexico + Artists Market + Mayan ruins --Chihuahua, Mexico + Artists Market + Cathedral + Hotel Reforma + Hotel Victoria + Palace of Fine Art + Poncho Villa Museum + Sightseeing with Troop 11 Chihuahua, Mexico --Copper Canyon + El Divisadero + Incised Meanders near Cusarare --Creel, Mexico + Donated to clothing drive for the Tarahumara + Excursion bus to Batopilas + Excursion to Tararacua Canyon Hike + Hike to nearby mountain + Hired driver for Laguna Arareco + Margarita's Casa de Huespedes (where we stayed) + Train connection to outside world + Walking tour of town --Cusarare Canyon Hike + Hike to Cusarare Falls --Guaymas, Mexico + Casa de Huespedes Lupita + Plaza de Los Tres Presidentes + Plaza del Pescador + San Fernando Church --Juarez, Mexico + Walking tour while changing bus --Laguna Arareco + Overnight campsite + Starting point for backpacking Sierra Tarahumara Mtns --Merida, Mexico + Cathedral of San Idelfonso + Driving tour of city + Hotel Santa Lucia + Mayan Artists' Coop + Plaza Santa Lucia --Nogales, Mexico + USA-Mexico Border Crossing --Playa del Carmen, Mexico (Hotels) + Beach + Hotel Jungle Caribe + Hotel Maya Bric --San Carlos, Mexico + Beach + Red Cross Emergency Center + Sea Kayaking --San Ignacio Arareco, Mexico + Good Friday Rituals of Tarahumara Indians + Moonlight hike through Valley of the Mushroom Rocks --San Miguel Cozumel + Corona reef snorkeling + Dzula-Ha reef snorkeling + Paradise reef snorkeling --Satevo, Mexico + Lost Cathedral of Satevo Easter night visit + Overnight camp along Batopilas river near village + Overnight camp at hanging bridge upstream from village --Sierra Tarahumara Mountains Backpack + Cliff dwellings (still inhabited) + Cross country hiking needed due to poor trail system + Dry river beds caused premature end due to lack of water + Ladder carved into rock cliff face (only way down) + Outdoor religious site atop a mountain --Tararacua Canyon Hike + Hike to Ricohuate Hot Springs & return (great swim area) --Tulum, Mexico + Beach + Mayan ruins + Mayan warriers dancing program + Totonacs high flying on a wheel --Uxmal, Mexico + Mayan ruins --Valladolid, Mexico + Cathedral of Santa Lucia + Hotel Maria de la Luz (dinner spot) + Hotel San Clemente Return to the top

M O N A C O GENERAL INFORMATION --
Monaco National Tourist Office LOCATIONS TROOP 33 HAS VISITED --Monte Carlo, Monaco + Biking tour of city + Casino (exterior only) + Royal Palace --Riviera Bicycle Tour (see separte entry under France)

N E T H E R L A N D S GENERAL INFORMATION --
The Holland Site LOCATIONS TROOP 33 HAS VISITED --Amsterdam, Netherlands + Canal Boat Tour + Dam Square + Rjiksmuseum + Van Gogh Museum + Vondel Park + Vondel Park Youth Hostel (where we stayed) Return to the top

P A N A M A GENERAL INFORMATION --
Panama Tourist Information LOCATIONS TROOP 33 HAS VISITED --Bocas del Toro Archipelago + Isla Bastimientos -- Red Frog Beach + Isla Colon --Bocas del Toro ++ Hotel Brisas + Isla Cristobol -- Dolphin Bay + Cayo Crawl aka Kraal Cay (Coral Cay) -- coral reef snorkeling + Nancy Cay (Isla Solarte) -- Hospital Point snorkeling --Changuinola --Guabito Return to the top

S W E D E N GENERAL INFORMATION --
Swedish Travel & Tourism Council LOCATIONS TROOP 33 HAS VISITED --Stockholm, Sweden + Drottingham Palace + Hotel Frescati (where we stayed) + Royal Palace + Storkyran Church + Wasa Museum Return to the top

S W I T Z E R L A N D GENERAL INFORMATION --
Swiss Tourist Office LOCATIONS TROOP 33 HAS VISITED --Geneva, Switzerland + Eaux-Vives Jetty + Flower Clock + Old City + St. Pierre Cathedral --Lucerne, Switzerland + Brief stop while changing trains --Zermatt, Switzerland + Hiking along the base of the Matterhorn + Hotel Bahnhof (where we stayed) --Zurich, Switzerland + Walking tour of city + Jugendherberge (where we stayed) Return to the top

V A T I C A N C I T Y GENERAL INFORMATION --
Vatican City Tourist Information LOCATIONS TROOP 33 HAS VISITED --St. Peters Basilica + Basilica Tour - Relic of St. Peter's Chair - Tomb of St. Peter + Catacombs Tour + Dome tour + Treasury tour --Sistine Chapel --Vatican Museums
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