If you can't afford to hop a plane to exotic ports of call, then the Travel Adventure Cinema Series is just what the doctor ordered.
This year's series, sponsored by the Richland Kiwanis Club, features trips to Ireland, Italy, Alaska, Costa Rica and Scotland.
It all begins Oct. 6 with the documentary Inside Ireland, narrated by Clint Denn.
The film takes viewers from Blarney to Killarney and Cobh to Dublin with stops at the Irish Stud Farm, the Foynes Flying Boat Museum, the Waterford Crystal plant and Ulster Folk Park, as well as a few castles.
Then on Nov. 3, it'll be off to Italy's Fabled Islands, which include Sicily, Capri, Stromboli, Ischia and Aeloian. The film also features a mystery island surprise.
The travel documentary is narrated by Stan Walsh.
The America's Parklands travel film, narrated by Gray Warriner, is featured Jan. 5.
This film soars to the heights of Alaska's Denali National Park, hikes through the rain forests of the Olympic National Forest in Washington, spies on the secret lives of sea otters along the California coast, and winds up in the spectacular Grand Canyon.
Costa Rica is next on Feb. 2. Exploring Costa Rica: Colors, Creatures and Curiosities, narrated by Sandy Mortimer, visits the emerald beauty of the Central American country and its vibrant beaches and explosive volcanoes.
Wrapping up the film series will be Etched in Stone: Scotland to Provence on March 2, narrated by Monty Brown.
Viewers are taken on a spiritual journey from Solway Firth on the Irish Sea in Scotland to the North Sea coast of England.
All films start at 7 p.m. in the Chief Joseph Middle School auditorium, 504 Wilson Ave., Richland. Season tickets cost $25 for adults and $12 for students for all five shows. Individual ticket prices are $6 for adults and $3 for students.
Tickets are available at the Bookworm stores in Richland and Kennewick or at the door.
*Dori O'Neal: 582-1514; firstname.lastname@example.org