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World War II in Europe 2020 Information:

Our tour number is: 2199104XP

Future Meetings (all meetings are in the CKMS Choir Room 1910):

October 17th, 2019

Trip departure: July 9, 2020

Trip return: July 20, 2020


Deadline for extending your stay: March 30th, 2020

Mike Fultz' Phone Number & e-mail: 360-362-9516

gdub3899@gmail.com

Forms and Other Documents

World War II in Europe Itinerary: WWII in Europe.pdf
Medical Release Form: CK Travels MEDICAL RELEASE FORM 2019.pdf
Activity Participation Form: Activity Participation Medical and Liability Release 2019-2020.pdf
Standards of Conduct Form: Standards of Conduct.pdf
Berlin S Bahn Map: Berlin S_U-Bahn.pdf
Prague Trams and Metro Map: Prague Trams and Metro.pdf
Krakow Tram Map: krakow_tram_map_-_2017.jpg
Krakow Central Station: central_station_map_krakow.png
Krakow Old Town Map: krakow_old_town_map.pdf
Krakow Map with Museums: krakow_map w museums.pdf

Hotel Information

Flight Information

Basic Tips for Taking Good Photographs



This web-site has several really good suggestions to follow:

https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2399400,00.asp

 

Generally, when I take photos, I concentrate on two things at the very beginning. If I do these two main steps, I find that I do little to no post work on my photos. 

  1. Where's the light source?   It is wise to have your main light source either at your back or to the side and back. You don't want to take pictures with the light source behind the subject. That will wash out your image.   Sometimes, you can't help it. If you're in a situation where you're taking a picture of (usually) people, and the main light source (sun) is behind your subject, either move your subject, or learn how to use "fill flash" - using the flash on the camera to fill in the shadows on the faces. You have to know how to force your camera to take a flash photo. Be aware, however, that most churches and museums do not allow flash photography. Of, course, if you're taking pictures of a sunrise or sunset, most of what I just wrote is thrown out the window. 
  2. Use the Rule of Thirds.  Most modern digital cameras will allow you to position a grid on your view screen which will show you 9 squares. The Rule of Thirds basically asks you to put the main subject in your photo on one of the lines on the grid. This is pleasing to the eye and is an art technique that has been used for centuries.  Sometimes, though, you just don't have time to consider this, so you're better off just taking the photo and hopefully you can do some post-work on the photo to improve it. 

Charles Platten

Travel Expectations

Hotel Etiquette:

  • Quiet voices after 10 PM
  • You are responsible for your own behavior - Pay for damage
  • Don't leave your room after 10 PM unless there is an issue that needs to be immediately addressed by Mr. Fultz.
  • No boys and girls alone together in rooms
  • No boys in girl's rooms / no girls in boy's rooms without the door open and working on something specific that is trip related or there is an adult present.
  • Quiet voices and footsteps in hotel hallways at all times - NO running / shouting / inappropriate behavior
  • Students are responsible for:
  1. All personal items (make sure they are secure so they can't be stolen).
  2. Ensuring that your suit case does not "explode" all over the hotel room.
  3. Being packed and at the meeting place ON TIME.
  4. Practicing mutual respect for persons that share your hotel room (i.e. treating one another with kindness, practicing compromise). NO DRAMA TOLERATED.

 

Adult Expectations:

  • Have fun on this trip!
  • Adults are expected to be at meeting places on time: 5 min before scheduled departure.
  • Adults are expected to take one scheduled 2 hr "watch" during the night
  • Always err on the side of caution
  • Use common sense
  • Never be alone with kids
  • Treat students with respect
  • Any issues with student discipline need to be brought to the attention of Mr. Fultz.
  • Always designate a meeting place with your students in case it is needed.
  • Adults are expected to be alert and aware at all times.

Alcohol:

  1. No hard alcohol consumed in the presence of children (for example, not in the same restaurant if CKMS children are present). Wine and Beer is Ok, but not a good idea if you are seated with children.
  2. No alcohol consumed if you will be responsible for supervision of children within 2 hours.
  3. OK after 10 PM if not on duty.

Student Expectations for Airplane and Bus:

  • Stay in your seat, keep movement to a minimum.
  • Be polite to other passengers
  • Use a 12" voice
  • Bring any issues to the attention of an adult that need to be addressed (if you are having a problem let us know).
  • Stewards/Stewardesses are not at your beck and call.
  • Seats are assigned on the plane, exchanging seats will only occur after we have boarded.
  • Seats will not be saved on the busses.
  • Students: No cuddling on the bus!
  • You are responsible to help load luggage and to handle your own luggage yourself. 

Customs, Security Checks

  • While food that is canned or sealed is allowed through customs, Travelers will find it easier to purchase snacks after entering each country. No fresh produce, meat, plants, or dairy products will be allowed through customs. This includes Beef Jerky.
  • Remember to keep all of your receipts for any items you purchased overseas. You will need these to show customs when you are re-entering the U.S.
  • Without receipts for your purchases, additional duty charges may be assessed by the U. S. customs agent. The value of the items purchased, without receipts, is set at the discretion of the U.S. customs agents.
  • Have your passport and any customs forms ready for inspection.
  • Answer questions asked by the customs officer respectfully, confidently and to the point. Do keep eye on what the officer writes down and politely correct them if you think anything is wrong.
  • On international flights, you will be filling out a customs form. Note: Your Family Name or your Surname is your last name.

http://www.cbp.gov/  (US Customs and Border Patrol Web-site) 


 Airplane Suggestions

  • Eat lightly and drink plenty of water before and during the flight.
  • Please be courteous to other passengers. If you're going to talk to someone next to you, speak softly and control sudden outbursts of noise. If it's night-time on the plane (it still may be light outside), please be quiet.
  • If you're in the middle or in a window seat, it is courteous to establish with your aisle sitting travelers that you may need to wake them if you have to use the toilet. Likewise, if you are in an aisle seat, let the middle and window seat travelers know that if they need to get up, that it's OK for them to wake you.
  • Loosen or remove your shoes once you have established your seating situation. Feet normally swell on airplanes and your trip will be that much more comfortable. A light pair of slippers is also suggested for moving around.