World Travel Ain’t for Sissies Lecture #2

“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietist chambers.  The mind can never break off from the journey.” – Pat Conroy


Rose Schnitzer Manor will present “World Travel Ain’t for Sissies,” a series of presentations by world travel buffs, during the month of August.  These free lectures take place on Tuesdays at 6:45 p.m. in Zidell Hall.

Tuesday, August 11, 6:45pm

Panama is for Everyone!

With Gale Frank

Panama may be small, but it is a diverse nation packed with fascinating and often unexpected places. Gale will be talking about a variety of wonderful travel destinations, from sparkling Panama City and its high-rises, to coffee plantations and the tropical San Blas islands, governed by the native, traditionally dressed Kuna population.

Joan Gale Frank, who goes by her middle name Gale, is a scriptwriter and content creator for television, radio and TV commercials, documentaries, websites, blogs and books. She is the author of Instant Guts!, which is about how to take intelligent risks in business and creativity, and a second book called, Home Seller’s Blues, which is about overcoming the trauma of selling a home and moving. Currently she is writing a sci-fi comedy novel about interstellar space travel, and she edits other author’s books.

Gale’s favorite thing to do, besides eating chocolate croissants at a bakery while reading a good novel, is to travel the world. She’s been to 48 countries and her favorite trips included a one-month camping safari across Africa, a recent trip to Iceland where she swam in their thermal steamy waters, a trip to the bottom of South America, where she cruised the Beagle Channel, and volunteer trips she’s taken to India and the Amazon, working alongside the local population.  Gale is also a Panamanian resident and landowner.


The Cedar Sinai Park Lecture Series is open to residents and community members and features talks on topics such as modern technology, music, and culture. A goal of this program is to make lifelong learning easily accessible to residents and community members alike.

Rose Schnitzer Manor is located at 6140 SW Boundary Street, Portland.  For more information, call (503) 535-4004 or visit