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Southern Spain and Morocco

9/9/2017 10:00 AM

Norte Camino de Santiago Coastal Trek

9/16/2017 10:00 AM

Volunteer Travel

9/16/2017 1:00 PM

Petra & Jordan

9/23/2017 10:00 AM

Travel Tips For Women

9/23/2017 1:00 PM

The Trek to Choquequirao, Peru

9/30/2017 10:00 AM

Cuba and it's People

9/30/2017 1:00 PM

Le Puy Camino Hike

10/7/2017 10:00 AM

Ultimate India

10/7/2017 1:00 PM

Oaxaca Mexico: Trekking and Culinary tours

10/14/2017 10:00 AM

Walking Hadrian's Wall & The Antonine Wall

10/14/2017 1:00 PM

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

Running Tourism in Kenya

11/4/2017 10:00 AM

Trekking in Scotland

11/11/2017 10:00 AM

Discover Bhutan, a Himalayan Kingdom

11/11/2017 1:00 PM

Kenya and Tanzania Safaris

12/9/2017 1:00 PM

Packing a Carry-on like a Savvy Traveler!

3/24/2018 10:00 AM


Archeo Adventures
September 9
10:00 AM
 
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 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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Transformational Journeys
September 16
10:00 AM
 
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 Sheri Goodwin of Transformational Journeys and start planning your trip tonight. You will learn everything you need to know to be successful on this incredible adventure!
Sheri is an experienced solo trekker that has also explored the Camino Frances from St. Jean Pied de Port to Santiago, the Le Puy Camino from Le Puy en Velay to St. Jean Pied de Port and an Italian Camino from Assisi to Rome, totaling over 1650 miles of Camino trails experience.
 
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Crooked Trails
September 16
1:00 PM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Crooked Trails
Volunteer Travel
Have you always wanted to go on a volunteer trip and make a difference in the lives of others but struggled with knowing where to start? Come meet Christine Mackay of Crooked Trails who has been designing volunteer community based trips for over 15 years. Chris will share stories and photos from time in Nepal, Thailand and Peru helping re-build after earthquakes and other natural disasters as well as helping out on community development projects. Chris will help you determine what questions to ask of yourself and volunteer organizations so you can get the most of your time abroad. She will also provide lists of volunteer placement organizations and more.
 
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Archeo Adventures
September 23
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Archeo Adventures
Petra & Jordan
Jordan has been delighting travelers for decades with its stunning world heritage sites, dramatic landscapes, tasty food, legendary local hospitality and the famous ancient rose-red city of Petra. Join Genevieve Hathaway, Director of ArchaeoAdventures Tours, on a photographically beautifully journey through the best of Jordan and Petra. It is an exciting country to explore - the modern metropolis of Amman, well-preserved Roman ruins of Jerash, dramatic landscape of Wadi Rum, the famous below sea level Dead Sea, the finest nature reserves in the Middle East, and the colossal Nabataean ruins of Petra. In this presentation, learn about the highlights and travel tips for exploring the very best this diverse and fascinating country has to offer.
 
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Wanderlust and Lipstick
September 23
1:00 PM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Wanderlust and Lipstick
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 not only be inspired to make your dream trip a reality but you'll learn her secrets to; making your travels safe; making the most of your budget; packing light; the latest cutting edge gadgets and much more.
 
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Crooked Trails
September 30
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Crooked Trails
The Trek to Choquequirao, Peru
Lonely Planet's Trek of the Year!

Are you dreaming of seeing Machu Pichu but dread the crowds? There is a remote alternative site known as Machu Pichu's sister which is seldom visited, but just as dramatic. To get there involves 2 days of tough trekking, but that could all change when the proposed gondola is installed. Come listen to Peru expert and Crooked Trails Co-founder, Tammy Leland talk about the incredible ruins of Choquequirao and how to get there. Marvel at the beautiful photos and enjoy intriguing stories, as only Tammy knows. Tammy will also share some great pre- and post-trekking travel suggestions and talk about the 10 day trek which goes to Choque and onto Machu Pichu.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOa-UwGgyRw
 
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Crooked Trails
September 30
1:00 PM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Crooked Trails
Cuba and it's People
Join Tammy Leland of Crooked Trails for insightful stories and colorful photographs of Cuba aimed at inspiring you to head south to our wonderful Caribbean neighbor and enjoy all its charms. Cuba has it all, history, music, beaches and an expression of pride found few places in the world. From Old Havana to the beauty of Vinales, let Tammy help you unravel the mystery of Cuba so you can begin planning your trip soon. She will cover accommodations, money, travel, food, as well as packing tips and a reading list.
 
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Transformational Journeys
October 7
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Transformational Journeys
Le Puy Camino Hike
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 Marcia Shaver and Sheri Goodwin, who both walked this way in the spring and summer of 2016.
 
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Wildland Adventures
October 7
1:00 PM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Wildland Adventures
Ultimate India
Description coming soon.
 
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Crooked Trails
October 14
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Crooked Trails
Oaxaca Mexico: Trekking and Culinary tours
Beyond what you've imagined!

There is a place that is as exotic as the far east, as safe as your back yard, as beautiful as Tahoe and which offers the most delicious food available; and it's just south of the border: Oaxaca City and the Sierra Norte. Crooked Trails guide Robin Anderson will share slides and stories about our often misunderstood and under estimated neighbor: Mexico. Robin has lived and worked in Oaxaca off and on for over 15 years and will share stories of a community based trekking route in the Sierra Norte which has forests full of pine, madrone and oak with the largest display of wildflowers you will find anywhere and whose communities are spotless and hospitable. In addition, the food and drink of Oaxaca are beyond amazing-think Mole and Mezcal. Come discover how to have a journey full of adventure and taste at less than 1/3 the cost of most trips.
 
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Transformational Journeys
October 14
1:00 PM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Transformational Journeys
Walking Hadrian's Wall & The Antonine Wall
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 much less evident.
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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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
Running Tourism in Kenya
The Kalenjin Tribe of Southern Kenya is famous for its running culture, producing some of the best long distance runners in the world, often winning top seats in competitions. Yet, despite their global recognition, the villages that produce these elite runners are often mired in deep poverty suffering from lack of access to water, education, health care and work. Crooked Trails, a Seattle based non-profit tourism organization has a goal to change this situation by creating a running tourism program in the Kalenjin village of Matunget. Participants will train with their own Kalenjin coach each morning and live in the community to better understand the lives of the people. Afternoons will be spent on safari style excursions, meetings with locals and involvement in cultural activities. Evenings are a time to share in storytelling and cultural learning. Crooked Trails co-founder Chris Mackay will share photos and stories of her recent trip to Kenya to set up this incredible program, and how you can be involved.
 
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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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Wanderlust and Lipstick
November 11
1:00 PM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Wanderlust and Lipstick
Discover Bhutan, a Himalayan Kingdom
Bhutan is for travelers looking for an emerging destination that is truly off-the-beaten path. With a rich cultural history steeped in Buddhism and a society that bases its lifestyle on Gross National Happiness, its limited infrastructure is a natural barrier to entry. Though the number of tourists is not technically limited by the government, the country has just one major road and few hotels and flights into the country, making it a rare and special destination for those who do have the opportunity.

Beth will share tips and details about how to visit the Land of the Thunder Dragon based on her nearly dozen trips to the country where she leads both cultural tours and treks to this gem in the Himalayas.
 
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Wildland Adventures
December 9
1:00 PM
 
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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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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