Travellers’ Tales

Group Leaders: Angela Chantry, Tony Dearie
Meeting Venue: Javea Players Studio
Meeting Day and Time: Monthly, Tuesday 10.30 for 11:00check actual meeting day on the group’s schedule below
Accepts new members: Please contact leaders


Whether you are an “arm-chair” traveller or like to experience the real thing, there is always something to appeal to members as our presentations can be close at home in Spain and Europe or the other side of the globe! 

We meet on a Tuesday every month throughout the year, with the exception of July and August, in the Jávea Players’ Studio near Mercadona in the old town of Javea (click here for a map of the location). Presentations commence at 11.00 hrs, lasting for approx. 1 hour. 

The presentations are given by other members of the group – but there is no compulsion as we are never short of speakers!  There is a charge of €1 pp to cover the cost of room hire, with 3 special get-togethers during the year (and if it is your birthday on the day of the meeting, do let us know!), when the charge will be €2 pp.

January:      Welcome in the New Year with cava & nibbles.

June:           Summer social with wine & savouries.

December:   Christmas get-together with sherry & mince pies. 

Our 2023 programme is shown below:


Tuesday 17th January: Angela Chantry, The Greek Peloponnese, and Athens

Tuesday 7th February: Angela Chantry, River cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam

Tuesday 28th March: Allison O’Brien, Travels in Seattle, Alaska and Oregon

Tuesday 18th April: Ross Ord, The Little Trains of the Pyrenees

Tuesday 2nd May: John Reynolds, One night in Bangkok and don’t Miss Saigon

Tuesday 6th June: Brenda Bates and Diana Jarvis, Cairo and Jordan on a Budget

Members will be contacted in prior to each meeting and invited to reserve their place.



“The Pyrenees and Navarra: a Post-Pandemic, Parador Peregrination”: 31st May, Peter Atkinson

The May presentation will be given by Peter Atkinson: "The Pyrenees and Navarra: a Post-Pandemic, Parador Peregrination" ...
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Travellers’ Tales presentation by Peter Atkinson: Outdoor Art in Spain 25th Feb 2020

Members of Angela and Tony's Travellers' Tales group filled to capacity the Javea Players Studio for a presentation by Peter Atkinson: “Architecture, Sculptures and Murals: One Man’s Journey through the Streets, Plazas and Parks of Spain, in Search of Outdoor Art.” Peter sifted through his collection of 20 thousand pictures, ...
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Have sound will travel!

Our U3A IT experts came to the rescue of the latest Travellers' Tales presentation at the Javea Players Studio. Member Ross Ord's video presentation was threatened by sound problems - until our team of computer whizzes saved the day! It was well worth it! Ross's excellent video presentation entitled 'The ...
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Travels closer to home

Hugh & Gillian with group leaders Angela & Tony Javea U3A members were taken on a trip around Spain and Portugal at the latest Travellers’ Tales meeting in the Javea Players Studio. In a presentation entitled “Travels Closer to Home (Part 2)”, members Hugh & Gillian Epsom recounted their 3,000km ...
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Not on everyone’s holiday “bucket list”!

Ron Skinner with group leaders Angela & Tony The final Travellers’ Tales presentation before the summer break was something different from the usual and perhaps not on the bucket list of holidays for most of the members present! Ron Skinner gave an excellent talk on "The High Road to China", ...
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Touring the Dominican Republic and Haiti

Group Leaders Angela and Tony at Tuesday's meeting of Travellers Tales Angela entertained members of the Travellers Tales group at their last meeting on Tuesday with an account of a tour across the Dominican Republic and Haiti with her daughter, Becky. For further information about the group, please send an ...
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“Alaska Cruise and Canada West to East”

Group Leaders Tony and Angela with David Many thanks to David McAulay who gave an excellent and amusing presentation on "An Alaska Cruise and Canada West to East", with fantastic photos, at the recent Travellers Tales Group meeting in the Javea Players Studio ...
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“The highlights of New Zealand’s North and South Islands”

A very big thank you to Alison King & Nick Baker who gave an excellent presentation to the Travellers Tales group on "The highlights of New Zealand's North and South Islands". Over 70 members thoroughly enjoyed the talk, which was informative and entertaining, along with Nick's wonderful photography of the ...
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