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Bhutan: Land of Gross National Happiness

5/2/2015 10:00 AM

Indochina: Cambodia, Laos & Vietnam

5/2/2015 1:00 PM

Exploration Though Patagonia

5/9/2015 10:00 AM

Africa in Focus: Our Favorite Spots

5/9/2015 1:00 PM

Galapagos for the Holiday Season

5/16/2015 10:00 AM

Packing like a Savvy Traveler

5/30/2015 10:00 AM

Summer Break-Happy Travels

6/1/2015 - 8/22/2015 0:00 AM

Italian For Travelers

8/6/2015 - 9/3/2015 6:00 PM

Packing like a Savvy Traveler-Cruising to Casual

8/22/2015 10:00 AM

How to take Great Travel Photos

8/29/2015 10:00 AM

Hiking the Camino de Santiago in Spain

9/12/2015 10:00 AM

Trekking 101: The Ins & Outs of the Ups & Downs

9/19/2015 10:00 AM

The Wilds of Sri Lanka

9/19/2015 1:00 PM

Hiking the Way of St. Frances: Florence to Assisi

9/26/2015 10:00 AM

The Best of Eastern and Southern Africa

10/10/2015 10:00 AM

Choquequirao: The Lost City of the Incas

10/17/2015 10:00 AM

Family Travel to the Galapagos

10/24/2015 10:00 AM

Temples, Elephants, and Pad Thai, oh my!

11/7/2015 10:00 AM

Uncharted Peru

11/14/2015 10:00 AM

Exploring Chile

11/21/2015 10:00 AM


Grand Asian Journeys
May 2
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Grand Asian Journeys
Bhutan: Land of Gross National Happiness
A mysterious Himalayan kingdom, Bhutan is a serene place where Buddhism is the essential fiber interwoven throughout daily life. Intense storms in these dramatic mountains gave Bhutan its name which means “Land of the Thunder Dragon.” The landscape of deep valleys, lush forests and striking mountains is treasured by the Bhutanese people. Wildlife such as the golden langur, endangered snow leopard, black-necked crane and takin, the national animal of Bhutan, call this stunning country home. Bhutan maintained its independence for hundreds of years and remained closed to the outside world until 1974. Today, the country remains off the beaten path: full of vibrant culture and natural wonders that few people have the chance to experience. Bhutan's constitutional monarchy aims to preserve traditional Bhutanese values and a quality of life that centers around spiritual values which has been famously measured in terms of “Gross National Happiness.” Come learn about this unique country and get a sensory immersion into the cultural and artistic spirit of Bhutan.
 
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Grand Asian Journeys
May 2
1:00 PM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Grand Asian Journeys
Indochina: Cambodia, Laos & Vietnam
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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Crux Expeditions
May 9
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Crux Expeditions
Exploration Though Patagonia
Evelyn Salinas, a native of Punta Arenas, Chile, has been leading adventure trips through Patagonia region for more than 6 years. After moving to Seattle, she Founded Crux Expeditions, which offers exploration and educational trips to Southern Chile and Argentina.

Specializing in the natural history of Patagonia, Evelyn will reveal Patagonia's beauty through stunning photographs of the region. During this presentation, you will discover Patagonia's biodiversity and adventure opportunities, including: backpacking, horseback riding, kayaking, glacier ice hikes, fjord navigations, photography clinics, and cultural immersion.

Come and enjoy this beautiful presentation of a truly magical place.
 
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Wildland Adventures
May 9
1:00 PM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Wildland Adventures
Africa in Focus: Our Favorite Spots
Planning an African safari? Trying to decide which countries, destinations, parks and style of safari are right for you? Join Wildland Adventures Africa Program Director, Jeff Stivers, for a detailed discussion of his favorite safari locations and brand new itineraries pushing the frontiers of wildlife exploration on the continent. In particular, he'll discuss Botswana's vast Okavango Delta and which locations make a sublime pairing, what it means do to a walking safari in Zambia, the undiscovered parks of Western Tanzania, and how to have true cultural immersion with the Maasai in Kenya's Merrueshi village. Learn from his personal experiences and insight on the best times to travel, where to avoid crowds, how to pack, when to go and what to expect. Discover what makes our Wildland Adventures in Africa truly unique and enjoy a follow Q & A session to cover any specific topics or questions.
 
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Wildland Adventures
May 16
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Wildland Adventures
Galapagos for the Holiday Season
What are you doing for Christmas in 2015? How about New Years Eve? Yes, I know those dates seem a lifetime away. Now. But the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador rank at the top of Wildland Adventures' most popular holiday destinations. And why not? The weather is perfect - 65-80's and only a trace of rain, the iconic wildlife is in mating or hatching season, with lots of activity on every island, the kayaking and snorkeling are at their best, and the gorgeous UNESCO World Heritage city of Quito is decked out in beautiful holiday attire and celebrations. We sold out of ALL of our holiday space for December 2014 by the end of January 2014! That's nearly a year in advance. This upcoming season we have more dates, more cabin space, and more variety of accommodations - from the uber family-friendly yachts of Eric, Flamingo and Letty to the classic elegance of the M/Y Grace (named for her former owner, Princess Grace) to the casual luxury and spaciousness of the M/V Eclipse. Come meet Program Director, Sherry Howland, and see why you should be considering the Galapagos and Ecuador for your holiday plans. Cheers!
 
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May 30
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Packing like a Savvy Traveler
From Cruising to Casual-All in a Carry-on Bag!


All the Packing tips you need to make your travels easier and less stressful! Petra Rousu and Alexandra Rousu have visited more than 60 countries combined and will share their experience in packing light and still have everything you need in a carry-on size. They will go over 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, explain the latest security 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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June 1
0:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Summer Break-Happy Travels
Enjoy the Summer, discover and explore new places!

More exiting seminars coming this Fall.
 
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0:00 Session

August 6
6:00 PM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Italian For Travelers
Just in time for your Spring trip to Italy!
Learn how to communicate in Italian in five easy and fun classes offered by Nicoletta Machiavelli, an Italian native. A great class to help you overcome language barriers. Nicoletta will cover ordering in restaurants, transportation, emergencies, directions, money questions, polite phrases and much more.

$85 for all five classes and materials. A small price considering how much more enjoyable your next trip will be by getting closer to the people and culture.
 
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6:00 Session

August 22
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 Rousu and Alexandra Rousu have visited more than 60 countries combined and will share their experience in packing light and still have everything you need in a carry-on size. They will go over 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, explain the latest security 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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10:00 Session

Jim Nilsen Photography
August 29
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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Transformational Journeys
September 12
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Transformational Journeys
Hiking the Camino de Santiago in Spain
Preparing for your Journey!

Local Trek Trainer and owner of Transformational Journeys, SHERI GOODWIN will teach you everything you need to know to walk all 500 miles of the Camino. Sheri will inspire you with stories, profound spiritual moments and photography from her journey. You will learn what to pack, when to go, routes and places to stay along the way. Finally you will leave with an understanding of how to physically train so that you don't just survive your journey, but THRIVE!
 
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Grand Asian Journeys
September 19
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Grand Asian Journeys
Trekking 101: The Ins & Outs of the Ups & Downs
Ever wanted to go trekking in Nepal but don't know where to start? Come hear Pam Perry of Grand Asian Journeys and a seasoned trekking veteran talk about what you need to do to prepare for a Himalayan mountain adventure. How do I get prepared physically? Which is the right trek for me? What do I pack? What will I eat? How much will it cost? How much time do I need? How do I stay healthy? Is it safe for women? Can I do it? She'll answer all of these questions and more. If you've ever dreamed of trekking in the Himalayas this presentation is for you.
 
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Grand Asian Journeys
September 19
1:00 PM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Grand Asian Journeys
The Wilds of Sri Lanka
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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Transformational Journeys
September 26
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Transformational Journeys
Hiking the Way of St. Frances: Florence to Assisi
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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Wildland Adventures
October 10
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Wildland Adventures
The Best of Eastern and Southern Africa
Description coming soon.
 
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10:00 Session

Crooked Trails-Travel with a Purpose
October 17
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Crooked Trails-Travel with a Purpose
Choquequirao: The Lost City of the Incas
Choquequirao: The Cradle of the Gods-
A Journey to the Lost City of the Incas
A Cultural Adventure in the Andes Mountains of Peru
Situated amongst the Salkantay Mountain Range, Choquequirao, the Cradle of the Gods, rises high above the Apurimac River. It bears a striking similarity in structure and architecture to Machu Picchu and is referred to as its 'sister'. Choquequirao receives far fewer tourists than its sister but the ruin is no less impressive. Unlike Machu Picchu, Choquequirao cannot be reached by train or bus. The only way to visit the site is to go on a very spectacular hike from Cachora, a small community four hours from Cuzco.
As future tourism will spread from Machu Picchu to Choquequirao and to the small Andean community of Cachora, the locals will struggle to maintain their culture, environment and homes. Often exploited by larger tour operators, members of the community work for nothing, sell their homes for pennies, and stand back watching their village change as the tourist roll in.
Join Tammy Leland, Co-Founder of Crooked Trails as she takes you on this once in a lifetime adventure and explore way to support local communities.
 
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Wildland Adventures
October 24
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Wildland Adventures
Family Travel to the Galapagos
The Galapagos Islands and Ecuador rank at the top of Wildland Adventures’ most popular family destinations. And why not? The weather is perfect – 65-80 degrees and only a trace of rain, the iconic wildlife is in mating or hatching season, with lots of activity on every island, the kayaking and snorkeling are at their best. This upcoming season we have more dates, more cabin space, and more variety of accommodations – from the uber family-friendly yachts of Eric, Flamingo and Letty to the classic elegance of the M/Y Grace (named for her former owner, Princess Grace) to the casual luxury and spaciousness of the M/V Eclipse. Come meet Program Director, Sherry Howland, and see why you should be considering the Galapagos for your family holiday
 
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10:00 Session

Wildland Adventures
November 7
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Wildland Adventures
Temples, Elephants, and Pad Thai, oh my!
Exploring the many Faces of South East Asia
Description coming soon.
 
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Crooked Trails-Travel with a Purpose
November 14
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Crooked Trails-Travel with a Purpose
Uncharted Peru
A CULTURAL JOURNEY INTO THE UNKNOWN
-with Crooked Trails, Co-Founder, Tammy Leland
Experience a cross-cultural journey through the colorful Andean Mountains to the traditional Quechua village of Chinchero where you will live and celebrate with the local families and join them as they organize and prepare for the communities largest annual festival, La Virgin de Natividad. This presentation also includes a gourmet food tour of Lima, cultural exploration of Cuzco, the Capitol of the Inca Empire, 2 day adventure to Machu Picchu and much, much more.
 
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Wildland Adventures
November 21
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Wildland Adventures
Exploring Chile
Exploring Chile - Torres Del Paine & Further a Field Further description coming soon
 
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