Virtual book club explores Wanderlust

The Best Times Digital Edition

February 24, 2021

Traveling has come to a halt during the pandemic, but the itch to explore new adventures remains alive in the patrons of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s 50 Plus Department.

Keeping in mind the observed physical distancing protocols JCPRD follows, the 50 Plus Department sought a way to merge the social aspect of traveling with the thrill of adventure and thus, the launch of virtual book club, “Wanderlust.”

In March, the group will read “Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time.” The author retraces the steps of the Yale professor who discovered Machu Picchu more than a century ago. The virtual discussion will take place at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 30.

April’s selection is “Bowing to Elephants,” which follows the off-beaten wanders of a young woman looking for life’s answers all over the world. The virtual discussion for this book is scheduled at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27.

The fee for both one-hour sessions is $5 per person.

Books can be acquired at the library, online or at local bookstores and is not included in the course fee.

For more information about Wanderlust Book Club’s upcoming titles, meeting dates or to register by phone, please call 913-831-3359. To register online, visit