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Discovery and Adventure in Brazil

2/27/2016 10:00 AM

Hiking the Way of St. Frances: Florence to Rome

2/27/2016 1:00 PM

Hiking The Camino de Santiago

3/5/2016 10:00 AM

Safaris Through Southern Africa

3/5/2016 1:00 PM

Packing like a Savvy Traveler-Cruising to Casual

3/19/2016 10:00 AM

Thailand: Temples, Elephants and Pad Thai. Oh, my

3/26/2016 10:00 AM

Galapagos Islands and Ecuador

4/2/2016 10:00 AM

Wild Isthmus of Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua

4/9/2016 10:00 AM

The Wilds of Sri Lanka-CANCELLED

4/9/2016 1:00 PM

China: The Old and New

4/16/2016 10:00 AM

Safari: The Best of Eastern and Southern Africa

4/23/2016 10:00 AM

Indochina Highlights: Cambodia, Laos -CANCELLED

4/23/2016 1:00 PM

Packing a Carry-on like a Savvy Traveler!

5/21/2016 10:00 AM

Highlights of Italy

5/28/2016 10:00 AM

How to take Great Travel Photos

10/1/2016 10:00 AM

Highligts of Spain

10/15/2016 10:00 AM

Aegean Odyssey-Greek Islands & Turkish Coast

11/12/2016 1:00 PM

The Best of Southern Spain and Morocco

11/19/2016 1:00 PM


Wildland Adventures
February 27
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Wildland Adventures
Discovery and Adventure in Brazil
Join Wildland Adventures Brazil guide, Douglas Simoes, with South American expert, Gretchen Traut, for this ultimate introduction how to create a comprehensive and seamless itinerary linking the must-see sites of Brazil. Venture deep into the vast wilderness of the Pantanal wetlands and the Amazon jungle, epicenter for jaguar spotting, and some of the most biologically diverse habitats for primates, caiman, capybara, 700 bird species, manned wolves, ocelots, pink dolphins, and more! We explore remote jungle trails, canoe on rainforest lakes and rivers, and mingle with monkeys in observation towers in the canopy of the rainforest. Discover the international fusion of African, Amerindian and European cultures through architecture, food, music and dance on the beautiful coast of Salvador de Bahia. Inland from here lies the remote region of Chapada Diamantia where active travelers find endless trekking, swimming and photographic opportunities in a beautiful landscape of tabletop mountains, canyons, valleys, caves, electric blue pools and thundering waterfalls, including small villages to experience rural life with locals.

All routes in Brazil lead to Rio with visits to the famous Sugar Loaf and Christ the Redeamer Statue atop Corcovado Mountain, and the sun-soaked beach of Copacabana. It's a short hop up the Green Coast toParaty, the picturesque colonial world heritage town and jumping off point for hiking and kayaking in Brazil's rainforest fjord- Mamangua! You can begin or end your Brazil adventure in magnificent Iguassu Falls- draped in rainbows and glittering mist! Finally, we will give a sneak peek of our 30th Year Anniversary Brazil Adventure to the Amazon departing in September 2016!
 
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Transformational Journeys
February 27
1:00 PM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Hiking the Way of St. Frances: Florence to Rome
Preparing for your journey!
The Camino de Santiago has become well known as a journey that can change your life, however it is not the only one. Join Sandy Brown, author of The Way of St. Francis: Florence to Assisi and Rome, and Sheri Goodwin of Transformational Journeys to learn about the next big trek that is sure to be on every adventurers bucket list: The Way of St. Francis. Sandy and Sheri will teach you everything you need to know to journey through the forested hills, valleys of olive orchards and the scenic medieval villages of Central Italy. You will learn what to pack, when to go, routes and places to stay along the way and more! Sheri will also provide training insights for this physically demanding adventure, so that you don't just survive your journey, you THRIVE!
 
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Transformational Journeys
March 5
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Transformational Journeys
Hiking The Camino de Santiago
Local author and artist MARCIA SHAVER offers an evening of story, inspired photography and artwork all based on her combined 1800+ miles on Spain’s Camino de Santiago. The route she will focus on tonight is the most frequently walked and begins at the French border where most of the routes across Europe converge,continuing 550 miles across northern Spain. Walking the Camino is an undertaking that will challenge you mentally, spiritually, and physically. Tonight Marcia, author of "The Artist's Journey--The Perfumed Pilgrim Tackles the Camino de Santiago" is joined by personal trainer SHERI GOODWIN. Together they will share useful information on how to train, what to pack, when to go, routes and places to stay along the way. Let Marcia and Sheri’s journeys inspire you to grab your pack and head out on the road to Santiago! Learn everything you need to know to walk the Camino in this fun class!
 
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Acapella Safaries
March 5
1:00 PM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Acapella Safaries
Safaris Through Southern Africa
An Exploration of Namibia, Botswana, & Zambia

The first question you need to ask yourself when contemplating a safari in Africa is where to go. For most safari-goers it boils down to a question of East vs. Southern Africa. Southern Africa is host to some of the world's most unique places, for example, the Skeleton Coast and Namib Desert of Namibia, the Okavango Delta of Botswana, and Victoria Falls of Zambia/Zimbabwe. The gateway to southern Africa, South Africa, should also not be overlooked, particularly the Cape Town region. Join Erica Varga of Acappella Safaris for an exploration of southern Africa. Key features and areas of South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, and Zambia will be highlighted as well as best ways to combine travel among those countries. We will discuss changes that have transpired in southern Africa in recent years and touch upon conservation and community development efforts as related to the safari industry
 
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March 19
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Packing like a Savvy Traveler-Cruising to Casual
All the Packing tips you need to make your travels easier and less stressful!

Petra and Alexandra Rousu have visited more than 60 countries combined and will share their expertise in packing light and still have everything you need in a carry-on size. You will learn how to select the best luggage for your trip, how to build a travel wardrobe that gets you from touring during the day to a formal dinner in the evening, the latest security, safety and health tips, and how to do it all in style and comfort. All in all you'll walk away with many practical tips for packing and less wrinkles!
 
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Wildland Adventures
March 26
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Wildland Adventures
Thailand: Temples, Elephants and Pad Thai. Oh, my
What do you think of when you hear someone say Thailand? Maybe your first thought is pad thai, maybe it is white sandy beaches or maybe glittering golden temples. Thailand is all of this and so much more. It not only boasts two coastlines, tropical jungles, but also bustling modern cities, ancient temples, and some of the best food you'll ever eat for under $5. Bangkok itself is a fascinating study of contrasts where climate controlled mega malls sit next to ancient temples. In Northern Thailand, you'll find rice paddies, tropical forests, and mountains rising into the sky. Hilltop temples watch over ancient cities where you can take a cooking class, ride bikes along the city walls or journey through the jungle with elephants. The South is home to a magical combination of jungle clad islands sitting in warm azure waters and surrounded by white sandy beaches and limestone cliffs that drop straight into the deep waters.

Wildland Adventure Southeast Program Director, Kelsey Wenger, will guide you through all that this fascinating country has to offer and conclude her presentation with a discussion about the ease of connecting Thailand to the rest of SE Asia. She will also give you a quick look at everything Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam have to offer.
 
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Wildland Adventures
April 2
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Wildland Adventures
Galapagos Islands and Ecuador
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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Wildland Adventures
April 9
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Wildland Adventures
Wild Isthmus of Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua
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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Grand Asian Journeys
April 9
1:00 PM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Grand Asian Journeys
The Wilds of Sri Lanka-CANCELLED
****SEMINAR CANCELLED****
Sri Lanka is a diverse destination with an amazing range of experiences for such a small island. It boasts a varied range of landscapes from golden beaches to rolling hills, forests and lush tea plantations. Wildlife plays a large role in attracting visitors to the country and is literally everywhere you look: elephants, leopards, crocodiles, monitor lizards, deer and more than 440 species of birds, 33 of which are endemic to the island. Sri Lanka is a small country but big on national parks to preserve a rich variety of wildlife, natural habitats and scenic areas. The island has a long and proud history, and the Sri Lankan people are very friendly and helpful and their largely Buddhist citizens have a great respect for life and nature. Due to Sri Lanka's compact size, it's easy to travel to an incredibly vast assortment of captivating activities in a relatively short visit. Come take a visual journey through this lush, tropical island!
 
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Interlake China Tours
April 16
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Interlake China Tours
China: The Old and New
Dave Bruels owner of Interlake China Tours of Seattle has been travelling to China for the past 26 years. He has seen the dramatic changes first hand during his 50+ trips to the far corners of China and Tibet during his on-site research trips. He has just returned from his 8th cruise on the beautiful Yangtze River which he highly recommends to all his clients. This year's program will include some of the natural sites of China as well as remote interesting areas now opened up to tourism. Some of the popular places shown will be Guilin and the Li River Cruise, Juizhaigou National Park, the Silk Road, the Tibetan people of Sichuan province and other well known sites. Your questions on China will be answered and you may want to read his Blog with photos that he has mostly taken himself at www.interlakchinatours.blogspot.com, which is very helpful in planning your own tour.
 
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Wildland Adventures
April 23
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Wildland Adventures
Safari: The Best of Eastern and Southern Africa
Planning your African safari? Trying to decide which countries, destinations, parks and style of safari are right for you? Wildland Adventures Africa Directors will share experiences in 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 ecolodges for individuals, small groups and families. Explore each region in detail – where to go to maximize your chances of amazing wildlife opportunities and authentic cultural experiences but also how to pack, when to go 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.
 
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Grand Asian Journeys
April 23
1:00 PM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Grand Asian Journeys
Indochina Highlights: Cambodia, Laos -CANCELLED
*****SEMINAR CANCELLED****
Come take a visual journey though Indochina... from the majesty and grandeur of the temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, to the peaceful UNESCO-protected town of Luang Prabang in Laos, to the history and vibrant culture of Vietnam in Hanoi, to the dramatic karst landscapes in Halong Bay. Southeast Asia is full of culture, history, wonder and nature. You'll learn about Cambodia's history and builders of Angkor Wat, the Mekong River culture and Buddhist monks in Laos, be enchanted by the wonder of "old" Hanoi and be awed by the stunning landscapes of Halong Bay.

Join Pam Perry of Grand Asian Journeys as she shares photos and stories of three of her favorite places.
 
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May 21
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 have 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!
     
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    Italy 4 Real
    May 28
    10:00 AM
     
    112 5th Ave. S.
    Edmonds, WA 98020
    1-877-225-1994
     
    Italy 4 Real
    Highlights of Italy
    Italy is a captivating wonderful place for the first time Traveler or the experienced globetrotter. We will spend an hour dividing the country into its different regions and going over several possible routes by car or train. We will highlight some of the lesser-known areas of the more popular cities but will also focus on never seen smaller gems is found in the countrysides throughout the country.
    Owner Rem Malloy of Italy4Real based in Everett, started by guiding small group tours through italy and now guides and plans travel all over Europe.
     
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    Photo Tours-Jim Nilsen
    October 1
    10:00 AM
     
    112 5th Ave. S.
    Edmonds, WA 98020
    1-877-225-1994
     
    Jim Nilsen Photography
    How to take Great Travel Photos
    Jim Nilsen and Magrit Baurecht Nilsen of Photography Travel Tours will present a talk and slideshow on some of the photographic highlights of Tuscany, Venice, Cinque Terre, the Dolomites, Provence, Croatia, and Slovenia. Join them for this informative talk and learn some tips from the pros on how to create stunning photographs. Jim and Magrit will also share some of their favorite small towns and villages, where to stay and eat, and the best time of the year to visit them.

    Jim Nilsen of Edmonds, WA., has been a full-time professional travel and fine-art photographer for over 20 years. Jim exhibits and sells his images locally and nationally and has won numerous awards for his compelling photographs. Magrit Baurecht Nilsen is a graphic designer and gifted photographer with a trained eye for detail and design. Her design firm, “Core Creative Team,” is located in downtown Edmonds.
     
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    Italy 4 Real
    October 15
    10:00 AM
     
    112 5th Ave. S.
    Edmonds, WA 98020
    1-877-225-1994
     
    Italy 4 Real
    Highligts of Spain
    Spain is mysterious and wonderful; it will be one of the more popular travel destinations in 2017. Know how to understand the country, the most popular routes, best cities to start or end your trip and special places in the countrysides you must visit. We will speak about the highlights of Barcelona and Madrid but also focus on some lesser-known areas such as the Andalusia region.
    Rem Malloy of Everett's Italy4Real guided his small group trips last year in Spain and also guides in most of Western Europe.
     
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    Archaeo Adventures
    November 12
    1:00 PM
     
    112 5th Ave. S.
    Edmonds, WA 98020
    1-877-225-1994
     
    Archaeo Adventures
    Aegean Odyssey-Greek Islands & Turkish Coast
    Situated in the northeastern region of the Mediterranean, the Aegean Sea is comprised of the western coastline of Turkey and over 2,000 Greek Islands from the Thracian Sea in the north to the Sea of Crete in the south. The Aegean is an exciting place to travel whether exploring the Turkish and Greek areas separately or combing them on a trip. Peppered with picturesque white-washed villages, pristine sandy beaches, tree-lined mountains that crash straight into the sea, and crystal clear turquoise inlets; Turkey's Aegean coastline is a stunning region to travel in. Add to that a rich collection of Classical Greek, Hellenistic and Roman sites (such as Ephesus, Troy, and Pergamon), excellent hiking, and memorable sailing opportunities -- the area has much to offer travelers. Greece's famed section of the Aegean is dotted with over two thousand Greek islands; each with its own distinct feel and history. From party islands such as Mykonos, to historic Rhodes, to the rocky and expansive island of Crete with its ancient Minoan civilization, to the picturesque blue-domed buildings of Santorini – the Greek Aegean is captivating. Join Genevieve Hathaway, Director of ArchaeoAdventures Tours, on a visually exquisite adventure through the heart of the Greek and Turkish Aegean and learn what this fascinating region has to offer travelers.
     
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    Archaeo Adventures
    November 19
    1:00 PM
     
    112 5th Ave. S.
    Edmonds, WA 98020
    1-877-225-1994
     
    Archaeo Adventures
    The Best of 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 Andalucia 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. And no trip to Spain is complete without exploring the impressive museums and modern history in Spain's capital city, Madrid. 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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