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Packing a Carry-on like a Savvy Traveler!

5/21/2016 10:00 AM

Highlights of Italy

5/28/2016 10:00 AM

Summer Break-Happy Travels

6/1/2016 - 8/30/2016 0:00 AM

Packing like a Savvy Traveler-Cruising to Casual

8/27/2016 10:00 AM

South America: Ecuador, Peru & Brazil

9/10/2016 10:00 AM

South America: Chile, Argentina & Antarctica

9/10/2016 1:00 PM

Turkey-Crossroads of Civilization

9/24/2016 10:00 AM

How to take Great Travel Photos

10/1/2016 10:00 AM

Ethiopia: Roof of Africa

10/1/2016 1:00 PM

Two Continents: Costa Rica, Nicaragua & Panama

10/8/2016 10:00 AM

Ruins and Rainforests of Belize and Guatemala

10/8/2016 1:00 PM

Sri Lanka Adventures

10/15/2016 10:00 AM

India

10/15/2016 1:00 PM

Highligts of Spain

10/22/2016 10:00 AM

Africa in Focus: Planning your Dream Safari?

10/29/2016 10:00 AM

Travel Tips for Women

11/5/2016 10:00 AM

Aegean Odyssey-Greek Islands & Turkish Coast

11/12/2016 10:00 AM

The Best of Southern Spain and Morocco

11/19/2016 10:00 AM

Tantalizing Thailand and Amazing Angkor

12/3/2016 10:00 AM

India, incredible India!

12/3/2016 1:00 PM


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! $5.00 fee
     
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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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    June 1
    0:00 AM
     
    112 5th Ave. S.
    Edmonds, WA 98020
    1-877-225-1994
     
    Summer Break-Happy Travels
    Enjoy the Summer! Happy Travels!
     
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    August 27
    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! $5.00 fee
     
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    Wildland Adventures
    September 10
    10:00 AM
     
    112 5th Ave. S.
    Edmonds, WA 98020
    1-877-225-1994
     
    Wildland Adventures
    South America: Ecuador, Peru & Brazil
    Are you dreaming of an adventure in South America but can't decide which country to visit? Why not combine two countries and maximize your holiday time? New connecting flights on the continent's national carriers make it easier than ever to bounce from one capital city to the next, allowing you to combine iconic "bucket list" trips such as the Galapagos Islands and trekking Peru's Inca Trail. Or going all in and trekking the Inca Trail in Peru and the famous "W" trek in Chile's Torres del Paine. Join South America experts, Gretchen Traut and Sherry Howland, for in depth look at how to best maximize your time and interests on a combo adventure under southern skies! On September 10th you will have two opportunities to learn from the pros on how custom build the ultimate trip to South America at The Savvy Traveler

    Everyone dreams of exploring the Galapagos Island, Machu Picchu and the Amazon, but how do you make these dreams come to life? Sherry and Gretchen will provide a deeper look at these must-see destinations and cover everything from how to find the perfect yacht in the Galapagos to what to pack when hiking the Inca trail. Learn about remote eco-lodges in the Andes and amazing activities like our groundbreaking Meeting of the Waters in the Brazilian Amazon. The presentation will conclude with Q & A session and some prizes.
    Just for attending you'll receive $100 off per person on any trip booked within three months of the event.
     
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    Wildland Adventures
    September 10
    1:00 PM
     
    112 5th Ave. S.
    Edmonds, WA 98020
    1-877-225-1994
     
    Wildland Adventures
    South America: Chile, Argentina & Antarctica
    Are you dreaming of an adventure in South America but can't decide which country to visit? Why not combine two countries and maximize your holiday time? New connecting flights on the continent's national carriers make it easier than ever to bounce from one capital city to the next, allowing you to combine iconic "bucket list" trips such as the Galapagos Islands and trekking Peru's Inca Trail. Or going all in and trekking the Inca Trail in Peru and the famous "W" trek in Chile's Torres del Paine. Join South America experts, Gretchen Traut and Sherry Howland, for in depth look at how to best maximize your time and interests on a combo adventure under southern skies!

    Chile, Argentina and Antarctica all offer some of the most breathtaking landscapes the world has to offer, from the Moon Valley in the Atacama to Patagonia's rugged peaks to unbelievable ice cathedrals in Antarctica. Join South America experts Gretchen Traut and Sherry Howland for a comprehensive look at everything these three iconic adventure destinations have to offer. From hiking and trekking opportunities throughout the spectacular region of Chile and Argentina, we'll review the best ways to explore Patagonia. Plus, what lodges and eco-camps we recommended for hiking in the heart of Torres del Paine, Fitzroy and Los Glaciares National Parks. Then a detailed look at how to find which adventure/itinerary is right for you on a trip to Antarctica, including the various activities that can be done to maximize the experience, from photography to snow-camping. The presentation will conclude with Q & A session and some prizes.
    Just for attending you'll receive $100 off per person on any trip booked within three months of the event.
     
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    Wildland Adventures
    September 24
    10:00 AM
     
    112 5th Ave. S.
    Edmonds, WA 98020
    1-877-225-1994
     
    Wildland Adventures
    Turkey-Crossroads of Civilization
    Wildland Adventures takes you from the modern age into the past to discover authentic travel opportunities in Turkey on routes used by ancient silk and spice traders between Europe and the Far East. Turkey was a land coveted by many conquerors, each successive empire leaving its mark on the culture, folklore and way of life. Twenty-first century Turkey is a modern, secular and western-oriented republic, best represented by the contemporary bustling city of Istanbul. And, still the grandeur of Asia Minor predominates everywhere.

    Wildland Adventures' founder, Kurt Kutay, who is of Turkish heritage, will share stories from their travels walking through Istanbul, hiking and hot air ballooning in Cappadocia, visiting an Imam at a mosque near Konya, staying with a village family in the Taurus Mountains, and cruising in a traditional gulet along the Turquoise Coast to reach the ancient Roman city of Epheses. Kurt will share ideas for itineraries geared to small groups as well as private trips for individuals and families. Experience Turkey's living history surviving through its customs, gracious hospitality and exquisite cuisine. Video excerpts from trips will bring to life the experience Turkey offers! Discover why Turkey continues to rate among the best travel experiences by veteran travelers. Kurt will end the show with a Q&A session.
     
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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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    Ponte Travels
    October 1
    1:00 PM
     
    112 5th Ave. S.
    Edmonds, WA 98020
    1-877-225-1994
     
    Ponte Travels
    Ethiopia: Roof of Africa
    For those intrepid travelers looking for something a little different, Ethiopia has much to offer. As the only country in Africa never colonized, much of what you encounter is uniquely Ethiopian. Strong influences from ancient cultures are abound, especially in the historic towns found throughout the north. Traditional tribal cultures can be encountered in Ethiopia's more remote regions, like the hot lowland southwest.
    A land of lush mountain landscapes, numerous endemic species are found in Ethiopia's spectacular Simien and Bale Mountain National Parks. Often referred to as the Roof of Africa, it has the largest contiguous region of highlands on the continent. Paired with the bustling capital of Addis Ababa, often called the Capital of Africa, travelers to Ethiopia are in for a rare treat.
    About Ponte Travels
    Responsible tourism seeks to benefit local economies in sustainable ways, which is why we actively seek out locally owned hotels, eco-lodges, home-stays and service providers that share our goals. In addition, we make a donation from every tour to carefully selected NGOs who are working to improve the health and education of the world's neediest people.
    Heather Murchison, co-founder and managing director of Ponte Travels, was born in Germany, raised in the U.S. and has traveled all her life. Half Brazilian, she is fluent in Portuguese and though she's a U.S. citizen, she's a Brazilian at heart. Heather and her business partner Marta Rabins are delighted to help our guests travel the world.
     
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    Wildland Adventures
    October 8
    10:00 AM
     
    112 5th Ave. S.
    Edmonds, WA 98020
    1-877-225-1994
     
    Wildland Adventures
    Two Continents: Costa Rica, Nicaragua & Panama
    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 President 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 rainforests, 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. Video excerpts from trips will bring to life the experience you can expect! Discover why Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua have gained worldwide acclaim as premier eco-adventure destinations. Kurt will end the show with a Q&A session.
     
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    Wildland Adventures
    October 8
    1:00 PM
     
    112 5th Ave. S.
    Edmonds, WA 98020
    1-877-225-1994
     
    Wildland Adventures
    Ruins and Rainforests of Belize and Guatemala
    The "Mundo Maya" of Belize and Guatemala is a land of discovery and adventure in an exciting milieu of natural and cultural environments. Wildland Adventures' President, Kurt Kutay, will take you on a journey through the Maya heartland among highland native villages to spectacular archeological sites like Tikal and other ancient ruins still buried in the jungle. Apart from the archeological wonders and the variety and vitality of the contemporary indigenous communities, the physical beauty of the landscape is stunning. Travel through a verdant landscape of rainforests, cloud forests, white-water rivers, volcanoes, lakes, caves with underground rivers, and the barrier reef of Belize. Exotic wildlife abounds including crocodiles, monkeys, iguanas, tapirs, butterflies, toucans, macaws, parrots and more. Join fun adventures for families, or plan a private trip for couples and active friends, and journey away from crowded tourist sites to more remote and pristine villages, natural areas and ancient sites. Video excerpts from trips will bring to life the experience you can expect! Wildland Adventures' trip "Undiscovered Belize" received National Geographic's 50 Best Tours of a Lifetime award. Kurt will end the show with a Q&A session.
     
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    Wildland Adventures
    October 15
    10:00 AM
     
    112 5th Ave. S.
    Edmonds, WA 98020
    1-877-225-1994
     
    Wildland Adventures
    Sri Lanka Adventures
    Description coming soon
     
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    Wildland Adventures
    October 15
    1:00 PM
     
    112 5th Ave. S.
    Edmonds, WA 98020
    1-877-225-1994
     
    Wildland Adventures
    India
    To quote Paul William Roberts, India is the "Empire of the Soul." Wildland Adventures' Director, Kurt Kutay, has traveled extensively throughout India and will share his experiences searching for the elusive Bengal tiger, on the Ganges in Varanasi, exploring Rajasthan, and on to the soaring temples, tropical Malabar backwaters and plantations of the Spice Hills in the south. The program features segments of an action-packed documentary movie produced by an Indian filmmaker of Wildland's Tigers and Travels adventure to the tiger parks in Madhya Pradesh (including exceptional footage of tigers), the deserts, villages, historic cities and majestic forts and opulent palaces of Rajasthan, the Taj Mahal, the spiritual city of Varanasi. Kurt will share his personal stories of recent travels to India and opportunities to stay in Maharaja's palaces, home-stay on a cardamom spice plantation, riding elephants and searching for tigers, and exploring the great Rajasthani cities of Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Udaipur, the Taj Mahal, and the erotic temples of Khajuraho, including what to see and do in Delhi.
     
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    Italy 4 Real
    October 22
    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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    Wildland Adventures
    October 29
    10:00 AM
     
    112 5th Ave. S.
    Edmonds, WA 98020
    1-877-225-1994
     
    Wildland Adventures
    Africa in Focus: Planning your Dream 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.
    Just for attending you'll receive $100 off per person on any trip booked within three months of the event.
     
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    WanderLust and Lipstick
    November 5
    10:00 AM
     
    112 5th Ave. S.
    Edmonds, WA 98020
    1-877-225-1994
     
    Be Bold
    Travel Tips for Women
    No matter the destination, travel can be the most rewarding experience of your life. But to read today's news, you'd think that travel is expensive, dangerous, and full of hassles.

    Rather than being influenced by the negativity surrounding the travel world, come join travel pro, Beth Whitman, and discover how you can make your travel dreams come true while having fun, staying safe, and without breaking the bank.

    From this seasoned pro, you'll learn her secrets to; making your travels safe; making the most of your budget; journeying alone without being lonely; utilizing technology while on the road; packing light; the latest cutting edge gadgets and much more.
     
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    Archaeo Adventures
    November 12
    10:00 AM
     
    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
    10:00 AM
     
    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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    Imprint Tours
    December 3
    10:00 AM
     
    112 5th Ave. S.
    Edmonds, WA 98020
    1-877-225-1994
     
    Imprint Tours
    Tantalizing Thailand and Amazing Angkor
    Thailand has long been one of the foremost jewels of Southeast Asian travel. Blessed with a dizzying array of natural wonders, a welcoming society, a splendid cultural heritage, and a well established tourism infrastructure, Thailand makes for a perfect first foray into Asian travel. Furthermore, Thailand is a great bargain for American travelers, making this exotic destination increasingly attractive. Join Reid Coen of Imprint Tours on a visual journey that takes in the best of Thailand's sights plus a bonus of neighboring Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Our virtual tour will include the Buddhist temples and imperial wonders of Bangkok, the northern city of Chiang Mai, the spectacular natural wonders of the Andaman coast, and the World Heritage sites of Ayuthaya, Sukhothai, and Angkor Wat. Come learn the ins and outs of travel in this gateway to Southeast Asia.
     
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    Imprint Tours
    December 3
    1:00 PM
     
    112 5th Ave. S.
    Edmonds, WA 98020
    1-877-225-1994
     
    Imprint Tours
    India, incredible India!
    "India, incredible India" proclaims the international add for Indian tourism. For once the destination equals the hyperbole. Incredible, captivating, seductive, extraordinary, mystical, enchanting -- the experience of India outstrips any attempt of description. It is an intricate tapestry of amazing sounds, sights, colors, smells, mysticism, beauty, culture, and history. Come join Reid Coen of Imprint Tours on a virtual tour of northern India featuring the Mughal sights of Delhi, the holy city of Varanasi, the splendid temples of Khajuraho, the Golden Temple of Amritsar, the Taj Mahal, and the cities, forts, temples, palaces and desert of colorful Rajasthan.
     
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