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Exploring Central America

10/21/2017 10:00 AM

ZIMBABWE SAFARI & Painted Dog Conservation

10/21/2017 1:00 PM

Galapagos Islands

10/28/2017 10:00 AM

The Maasai in Kenya

11/4/2017 10:00 AM

Trekking in Scotland

11/11/2017 10:00 AM

Kenya and Tanzania Safaris

12/9/2017 10:00 AM

How to take the Best Travel Photos

1/6/2018 10:00 AM

Egypt: Treasures of the Nile

1/13/2018 10:00 AM

Hiking Hadrian's Wall and Antonine Wall in GB

1/20/2018 10:00 AM

Fair Trade Travel in Nepal

1/20/2018 1:00 PM

Beautiful, Budget Bali

1/27/2018 10:00 AM

Greek Islands

1/27/2018 1:00 PM

Footpaths of Scotland and West Highland Way

2/3/2018 10:00 AM

Southern Spain and Morocco

2/3/2018 1:00 PM

Spain's Camino de Santiago

2/17/2018 10:00 AM

Fair Trade Travel in Chile

3/17/2018 10:00 AM

Norte Camino de Santiago Coastal Trek

3/17/2018 1:00 PM

Packing a Carry-on like a Savvy Traveler!

3/24/2018 10:00 AM

Le Puy Camino de Santiago

4/7/2018 1:00 PM


Wildland Adventures
October 21
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Wildland Adventures
Exploring Central America
Home to an astonishing abundance of tropical flora and fauna, Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua are a mecca for nature and adventure travelers. Join Wildland Adventures Director Kurt Kutay, who worked for the Costa Rican National Park Service, on a guided exploration of spectacular images through the Central American isthmus filled with white-water rivers and waterfalls, tropical rain forests, active volcanoes, mountain cloud forests, coral reefs and indigenous cultures. Home to rare and exotic wildlife, travelers can see monkeys, sloth, sea turtles, caiman, poison arrow frogs, macaws and toucans, colorful butterflies, and amazing nocturnal creatures. Kurt will share his knowledge of the best ecolodges, the most beautiful beaches and show you how to get around, and how to best plan your personal adventure to fit your time and budget. Discover why Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua have gained worldwide acclaim as premier eco-adventure destinations.
 
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Global Family Travels
October 21
1:00 PM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Global Family Travels
ZIMBABWE SAFARI & Painted Dog Conservation
Join Global Family Travels Africa Specialist, Kelly McCoy, for an afternoon of discovering everything you need to know about going on a safari and conservation adventure in Zimbabwe. Located in southeastern Africa, Zimbabwe is known for its natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, several UNESCO World Heritage sites, diversity of activities, and serene, crowd free, abundant wildlife parks.

Journey with Kelly, as she shares images and stories from her immersive experiences visiting the natural wonders and spectacular views of Victoria Falls, Batoka Gorge, and the Zambezi River, and Hwange and Zambezi National Parks. Learn about the unique "Elephant Express" while discovering the extraordinary wildlife thriving in the Hwange National Parks. During this seminar, you will also learn about one of the rarest species on the African continent, the Painted Dog. And hear about Global Family Travels itinerary and an incredible opportunity for you to serve on a conservation project with their NGO partner, the Painted Dog Research Trust -USA. And engage with biologist Dr. Greg Rasmussen, his team of conservationists and the community around Victoria Falls.
Awe-inspiring-Zimbabwe-Conservation-Safari-Highlights: https://www.globalfamilytravels.com/single-post/2017/08/01/Awe-inspiring-Zimbabwe-Conservation-Safari-Highlights
Top-7-reasons-to-take-a-Family-Safari-in-Zimbabwe: https://www.globalfamilytravels.com/single-post/2017/08/08/Top-7-reasons-to-take-a-Family-Safari-in-Zimbabwe
 
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Wildland Adventures
October 28
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Wildland Adventures
Galapagos Islands
Join Wildland Adventures' Galapagos Guru, Sherry Howland, to discover everything you need to know about voyaging in the Galapagos Islands, and easy connections to the Andes and Amazon of Ecuador and Peru. She recounts her personal experiences swimming with playful sea lions, kayaking among frisky penguins, hiking around comical blue-footed boobies, and photographing pink flamingos, giant tortoises and prehistoric-looking marine iguanas. Nowhere else on Earth can you commune so closely with such exotic and bizarre wildlife. Discover how to find the highest qualified naturalist guides who reveal Darwin's field observations leading to his theory of evolution by showing you they ways animals have evolved and adapted to each unique island habitat. A leading Galapagos expert having traveled there for more than 10 years, Sherry navigates prospective travelers through a sea of different itineraries, including which islands to visit, the best time to go, and how to get the most from your experience. She presents the myriad of travel styles available from voyages on small yachts and expedition ships, to land-based adventures in eco-lodges and a luxury camp. Whether traveling as a couple, a family, or with a group of friends, combine your Galapagos adventure with a plethora of active adventures and cultural explorations to remote Amazon lodges teeming with wildlife, romantic Andean haciendas and colorful indigenous village markets, volcano hikes, or visit the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in Peru.
 
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Crooked Trails
November 4
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Crooked Trails
The Maasai in Kenya
The Maasai are one of the most enigmatic peoples on earth. For many, they conjure up the essence of Kenya. Come hear Maasai Jr. Elder and founder of the Maasai Association, Kakuta Ole Maimai. Kakuta has one foot in the world of the Maasai, and the other in Edmonds, where he is raising his family with his wife Ruth. Kakuta will share stories of growing up in Kenya, his rise through the education system that landed him at Evergreen college in Olympia, and finally to the founding of his own humanitarian non-profit. Learn how you can travel to his village on a community based tour with Crooked Trails, to learn about the Maasai way of life and go on safari to Amboseli, Tsavo and the Mara right from his community. Get ready to smile about stories of throwing rocks at hippos and trying to ride a giraffes as a youngster, and growing up Maasai.

For more info on Kakuta go here: http://www.maasai-association.org/kakuta.html
 
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Transformational Journeys
November 11
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Transformational Journeys
Trekking in Scotland
Scotland is quickly becoming one of the more popular destinations for those who love to explore by foot. Sheri Goodwin of Transformational Journeys will share her latest trekking adventure along The West Highland Way, the most popular trek in Scotland, as well as share highlights of trekking The Arran Isle Coastal Path, the Orkney Isles and Isle of Skye.

Scotland's trails take the hiker past castles, ancient stone circles, Neolithic homes, and old pubs; as well as stunning views of the highlands, lochs, coastal cliffs, and the sea. Sightings of puffins, diving gannets, highland cows and dolphins make it easy to understand why Scotland trails are so popular.

You will not only learn about the treks Sheri took, but how to find the best trail for you. Scotland boasts 32+ options of long distance hikes ranging from 38km to 864km. Along the way hikers can stay in B&B's, small hotels or even wild camp. Scotland has a trail for every type of hiker.

Come find out how to explore Scotland by foot, where to stay along the way, options for places to eat, packing tips, training tips and more.
 
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Wildland Adventures
December 9
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Wildland Adventures
Kenya and Tanzania Safaris
Planning your African safari?
Trying to decide which countries, destinations, parks and style of safari are right for you? Wildland Adventures Africa Program Director, Chris Moriarty will share experiences, amazing images and practical details on safari including Kenya and Tanzania's Mara-Serengeti ecosystem, gorilla tracking in Uganda and Rwanda, explorations deep into the Okavango Delta, South Luangwa and Kruger National Parks, and the Kalahari of Botswana, Zambia, Namibia and South Africa. Learn about the differences and major attractions that make each region special and the best ways to combine them including the range of accommodations that fit your travel style and budget from small mobile tent camps to intimate and luxurious safari eco lodges for individuals, small groups and families. Explore each region in detail – where and when to go to maximize your chances of amazing wildlife opportunities and authentic cultural experiences, how to pack and what to expect. We draw on extensive experience on the ground to help answer questions about how to create the best African safari of your dreams. The presentation will conclude with Q & A session and some prizes. .
 
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Jim Nilsen Photography Tours
January 6
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Jim Nilsen Photography Tours
How to take the Best Travel Photos
Photo tips for Europe's most photogenic locations.

Jim and Magrit Nilsen of Photography Travel Tours will present a talk and slideshow showcasing some of the photographic highlights of Europe. Locations include Italy (Cinque Terre, Dolomites, Tuscany and Venice), Prague and the Czech Republic, Croatia and Slovenia, Portugal, the white horses of the Camargue and the lavender fields of Provence in the south of France. In addition to sharing these amazing locations they will also give you photographic tips for creating your own masterpieces.
 
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Archeo Adventures
January 13
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Archeo Adventures
Egypt: Treasures of the Nile
The Pharaohs, ancient temples and monuments, and legendary tombs of Egypt still draw us in millennia after this ancient civilization. Whether visiting the legendary Pyramids of Giza, diving in the Red Sea or cruising down the mighty Nile River, marveling at Tutankhamun's treasures, mosque-hopping in Islamic Cairo, taking a pilgrimage to important religious sites – Egypt has an adventure or two for every traveler. Join Genevieve Hathaway, Founder of ArchaeoAdventures Tours, on a photographic adventure through the very best Egypt has to offer. In this presentation, learn about traveling in Egypt, tips for making the most of your time in this fascinating country, why now is a great time to go, how Egypt has changed since the Arab Spring, and learn about Egypt's top experiences and sites.
 
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Transformational Journeys
January 20
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Transformational Journeys
Hiking Hadrian's Wall and Antonine Wall in GB
Hadrian's Wall and the Antonine Wall were built over 1,800 years ago as defensive fortifications by the Romans stationed on the frontier of the empire. The more popular of the two, Hadrian's Wall, located in Northern England is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. It was built in AD 122, spans 117 kilometers (83miles) and can be followed on foot along the Hadrian's Wall Path. The trek along the old wall with its active archeological sites, museums, lively pubs, B&B's, and beautiful countryside has become popular as an adventure walker's destination. The Antonine wall, located in Scotland between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Clyde represented the northernmost frontier fortification of the Roman Empire for only 20 years. It was built 20 years after Hadrian's Wall in AD 142 and spans 63 kilometers (39 miles). Unlike Hadrian's Wall, the ruins of the Antonine wall are less evident yet still profound and there are many historical and unique modern sites that you will see along the way.
Learn the history of these walls, walking routes, places to stay along the way, what to pack, when to go and more! Training insights will be provided for this physical adventure, so that you don't just survive your journey, you THRIVE!
 
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Travel Life Adventures
January 20
1:00 PM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Travel Life Adventures
Fair Trade Travel in Nepal
There are few places in the world that boast the diversity of landscapes and cultures you find in Nepal. From the jungle rain forest of Chitwan to roof of the world on the summit of Mt. Everest, this tiny country looms larger than life in the hearts and minds of all who visit. Come with us on a journey through the mighty Himalaya as we explore the ancient Sherpa culture and bask in the warmth and beauty of these loving people. Learn how travel and tourism can act as a catalyst for real positive change and what happens when local people are given the power to direct their own future. It is time for the travel industry to become a partner in empowerment instead of being a tool of degradation. You can be part of the travel revolution so come learn how!
 
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Imprint Tours
January 27
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Imprint Tours
Beautiful, Budget Bali
The island paradise of Bali has long been the traveler's jewel of Indonesia. Blessed with a stunning variety of natural beauty, a rich cultural heritage, welcoming locals, and wonderfully low prices Bali has been a favorite destination of Europeans and Australians for many years. In the coming years more and more Americans will discover its charms and allures. A small island of only 5600 square miles, Bali includes volcanic peaks, photogenic rice terraces, dramatic waterfalls, and some of the world's best beaches. Bali's cultural life is colorful, rich, accessible, and engaging. Traditional Balinese dance, music, and theater are available everywhere, the island is dotted with beautiful temples, and Balinese arts and crafts make it a shopping paradise. A traditional Hindu-Animist culture means visitors are safe and treated as honored guests. Finally, Bali is an incredible travel bargain for Americans. Join Reid Coen of Imprint Tours for a visual feast of Bali's enchanting highlights.
 
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Imprint Tours
January 27
1:00 PM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Imprint Tours
Greek Islands
The stunningly picturesque Greek islands have inspired mankind back to the time of Homer. This is nature at its most dramatic, visual best. Deep blue and turquoise seas contrasted by dramatically rugged coastlines, plunging cliffs, golden sand beaches, isolated coves, live volcanoes, and memorable sunsets. The human touch is equally attractive with characteristic "sugar-cube" architecture and blue-domed churches, gravity defying white-washed monasteries, photogenic windmills, crumbling fortresses, and villages that spread like white tissue paper atop hills. History has left a footprint as well with archeological sites from ancient Greek times and crusader fortresses to be explored. Come join Reid Coen of Imprint Tours on this visual "cruise" through the highlights of the Dodecanese and Cycladic islands.
 
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Transformational Journeys
February 3
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Transformational Journeys
Footpaths of Scotland and West Highland Way
Scotland is quickly becoming one of the more popular destinations for those who love to explore by foot. Sheri Goodwin of Transformational Journeys will share her latest trekking adventure along The West Highland Way, the most popular trek in Scotland, as well as share highlights of trekking The Arran Isle Coastal Path, the Orkney Isles and Isle of Skye.
Scotland's trails take the hiker past castles, ancient stone circles, Neolithic homes, and old pubs; as well as stunning views of the highlands, lochs, coastal cliffs, and the sea. Sightings of puffins, diving gannets, highland cows and dolphins make it easy to understand why Scotland trails are so popular.
You will not only learn about the treks Sheri took, but how to find the best trail for you. Scotland boasts 32+ options of long distance hikes ranging from 38km to 864km. Along the way hikers can stay in B&B's, small hotels or wild camp. Scotland has a trail for every type of hiker.
Come find out how to explore Scotland by foot, where to stay along the way, options for places to eat, packing tips, training tips and more.
 
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Archeo Adventures
February 3
1:00 PM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Archeo Adventures
Southern Spain and Morocco
Discover two enchanting countries, geographically separated by the Gibraltar Strait; yet intimately connected through their shared Moorish history. Join Genevieve Hathaway, Director of ArchaeoAdventures Tours, on a photographically stunning journey through the highlights of southern Spain and the best of Morocco. Southern Spain, often referred to as the Andalucía region, is rich in history and culture. Marvel at the spectacular architecture of Seville, Granada and Cordoba, heavily influenced by the North African Moors. Enjoy tapas crawls, flamenco, sherry, and stunning sandy beaches. Then it's across the Gibraltar Strait to the port town of Tangier, the northern tip of Morocco. Ancient medinas and towering mosques dominate city skylines. The mighty Sahara desert, white-capped rugged peaks of the High Atlas Mountains and turquoise waters of the Mediterranean provide breathtaking views. Explore Morocco's color-coordinated Imperial cities (Fez, Marrakech, Casablanca and Chefchaouen), get off the beaten path in the massive sand sea of the Sahara, listen to the melodious call to prayer echoing through towns, and dine on some of the best cuisine in North Africa. In this presentation, learn about the highlights from these two regions and the best ways to combine them in a trip.
 
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Transformational Journeys
February 17
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Transformational Journeys
Spain's Camino de Santiago
The Camino de Santiago, or the Way of St. James, began as one of the 3 major Christian Pilgrimage routes in the middle ages. It is alive and well today, walked by thousands of people from around the globe from varying cultures, languages, and belief systems. This fun, practical, and informative talk covers everything you will need to know to be successful on the Camino. Learn about way markings, where to stay, food along the way, packing, training for this 500-mile journey and more. There will be a question and answer session at the end. The talk will be presented by trek trainer and 3XPilgrim SHERI GOODWIN. Sheri has walked the Camino Frances, Camino Norte and Le Puy Camino as well as many other treks around the globe.
 
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Travel Life Adventures
March 17
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Travel Life Adventures
Fair Trade Travel in Chile
It was a simple moment, but one that defines our connection with this often misunderstood and mistreated country. We sat with a Mapuche family as they recounted the daily struggles of being an indigenous minority group in a country that often doesn't value their ancient culture. A simple question was asked: "How can we support you?" The response profound: "Tell our story. Share our culture. Bring people to sit with us and listen to our tales." The struggle of the Mapuche people to establish a voice in our modern world is just one of the many stories that plays out in Chile. Let us guide you as we share the opportunities to connect with these and many other unique and beautiful cultures across Chile. Whether deep in the high mountains of Patagonia or walking the wind-swept dunes of the Atacama Desert, Chile holds treasures beyond imagination. This is also the reason why it is paramount for travel and tourism to act as a partner to local and indigenous people instead of consuming and degrading their fragile way of life. Chile is calling. Will you answer?
 
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Transformational Journeys
March 17
1:00 PM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Transformational Journeys
Norte Camino de Santiago Coastal Trek
Come discover the mystery of the Camino less traveled, the 500+ mile sojourn from Irun to Santiago along the picturesque northern coast of Spain that makes up the Camino Norte. Explore charming historical seaside towns, breathtaking coastal trails, white sandy beaches, and walks through fragrant Eucalyptus and Pine Tree forests as you experience this once in a lifetime trek.
The Camino de Santiago, or the Way of St. James, is one of the historical Christian Pilgrimage routes from the Middle Ages. The most popular trail of the Camino de Santiago is the Camino Frances from St. Jean Pied de Port to Santiago. This popular trail attracts thousands of people from around the globe with varying cultures, languages, and belief systems.
With the growing popularity of the Camino Frances, today's pilgrims are looking to branch out to less crowded trails that also lead to Santiago. This northernmost route was used throughout history when the Camino Frances was too dangerous to walk. Today it is one of many official routes to Santiago used by those who love the ocean and those who prefer a more intimate, less crowded journey. Come find out about the less traveled Camino Norte from 3X Camino Pilgrim, Sheri Goodwin of Transformational Journeys and start planning your trip today. You will learn everything you need to know to be successful on this incredible adventure!
 
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March 24
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Packing a Carry-on like a Savvy Traveler!
All the Packing tips you need to make your travels easier and less stressful and still have everything at your fingertips!

Petra and Alexandra Rousu have visited more than 65 countries combined and will share their experience in packing light and still be in style with everything you need in a carry-on size. Your will learn
  • how to select the best luggage for your trip,
  • how to built a travel wardrobe that gets you from touring during the day to a formal dinner in the evening,
  • safety and security tips,
  • how to stay healthy during your travels,
  • and how to do it all in style and comfort

All in all you will walk away with many practical tips for packing and less wrinkles! $5.00

Join us for a fun seminar and enjoy a glass of Mimosa while you are shopping!
 
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Transformational Journeys
April 7
1:00 PM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Transformational Journeys
Le Puy Camino de Santiago
The Camino de Santiago, or the Way of St. James, is one of the historical Christian Pilgrimage routes from the Middle Ages. The most popular trail of the Camino de Santiago is the Camino Frances from St. Jean Pied de Port in France to Santiago, Spain. This popular trail attracts thousands of people from around the globe who have varying cultures, languages, and belief systems. However, there are many other routes to Santiago.
The Le Puy Camino route also known as the Via Podensis or Chemin de St. Jacques de Compostelle, is a beautiful 457 mile pilgrimage. This route is becoming a popular trail with the local French people and veteran pilgrims who have already accomplished the Camino Frances. Starting in the breathtaking town of Le Puy en Velay, the route threads its way through volcanic hills of the Velay region. Trekkers traverse farmlands with deep valleys and rolling hills, cross high plateaus and finally arrive at the foothills of the Pyrenees in the remarkable town of St. Jean Pied de Port. This adventure will take you through many of the most beautiful historic villages in France.
Preview this lovely hike and learn the "How To's" with Sheri Goodwin and Marcia Shaver, who both walked this way in the spring and summer of 2016.
 
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