Join Kate Sanders for Travel Talks – a webinar series dedicated to the OSU Alumni Association Group Travel Program. Topics range from travel tips to information on various destinations and more. Upcoming and previously recorded conversations are listed below.
About Kate Sanders
Kate Sanders is the director for alumni programs and Alumni Group Travel at Oregon State University, where she is responsible for the association’s signature events and the travel program. Kate manages over 30 tours a year in addition to planning and operations for signature events and various alumni relations programs.
Kate joined the alumni association in 2013 after planning presidential and university-level events at Oregon State University. Kate was previously an event planner with Class Act Events, Inc., and a project manager and writer for Sea Reach Ltd. – a design and manufacturing firm of visitor centers, wayside exhibits and signage. Kate also has a background in environmental education. Travel and tourism have always been part of her life, from family trips when young, to living abroad in Australia, to work and personal travel today.
Kate has been to almost every state in the U.S., including Alaska and Hawaii, as well as the U.S. Territory of Puerto Rico. She has hosted alumni group tours to destination such as Costa Rica, Scotland, Alaska, French Polynesia and the Kentucky Derby. She has also visited Norway, Denmark, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Croatia, Ireland, Mexico, Canada, Bermuda and Caribbean Islands, among others.
Tour Preview | Cruise the coastlines: French & Italian Rivieras with Corsica
Aug 04, 2021
Join us for an evening of tasting red wines from Italy and France with Elizabeth Tomasino, associate professor in OSU Department of Food Science and Technology.
Travel Talk | Tulip Time with Mayflower
Feb 24, 2021
Tulip Time on the Jewels of the Rhine Cruising the Rhine River is considered by many a must-do and 2022 may be your year.
Travel Talk | India and the Galapagos Islands with Holbrook Travel and OSU professor Sunil Khanna
Feb 10, 2021
Join us online Feb. 10 as we hear from Kevin Van Dien with Holbrook Travel about OSU alumni group tours to these areas in 2021, featuring close-up wildlife encounters, magnificent palaces and rich cultural traditions.
Travel Talk | Channel Islands with Lindblad Expeditions
Jan 20, 2021
The five Channel Islands off the southern coast of California have the designations of a national park, national monument and a national biosphere reserve.
Travel Talk | 2021 Travel Previews
Nov 18, 2020
Ready to start planning your next tour?
Travel Talk | The New Way to Travel with Kate Sanders
Aug 13, 2020
So much has changed in the world of travel. As new information comes out about COVID-19 safety and prevention, our friends in the travel industry are working hard to develop new precautions and travel experiences that keep everyone healthy.
Travel Talk | Cuba and its People
Feb 19, 2020
Join the OSU Alumni Association Alumni Group Travel program and OSU Professor David Bernell to learn about Cuba and what it is like to travel to this wonderful country.
Travel Talk | Spain and Portugal - a look into the Iberian Peninsula's culture and cooking
Dec 10, 2019
Join the OSU Alumni Association Alumni Group Travel Program and OSU Professor Anuncia Escala to learn about Spain and Portugal’s history and culture, and an introduction to the April 2020 Paradores and Pousadas tour.
Travel Talk | Travel 101: Travel tips and the important items you don't want to forget
Sep 20, 2019
Join the OSUAA Alumni Group Travel Director Kate Sanders and Associate Executive Director Julie Schwartz for a conversation on traveling 101 – the important items you don’t want to forget.