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How to take Great Travel Photos

1/10/2015 10:00 AM

Trekking the Himalayas: Ins & Outs-Ups & Downs

1/10/2015 1:00 PM

Bhutan: Land of Gross National Happiness

1/17/2015 1:00 PM

Turkey-Crossroads of Civilization

1/24/2015 10:00 AM

Volunteer Tourism

1/24/2015 1:00 PM

China: The Old and New

1/31/2015 10:00 AM

French For Travelers

2/19/2015 - 3/19/2014 6:00 PM

Italy Day: Northern and Central Italy

2/21/2015 10:00 AM

Italy Day: Southern Italy & Sicily

2/21/2015 11:30 AM

Italy Day: Practical Planning of a Trip to Italy

2/21/2015 1:00 PM

Argentina

2/28/2015 10:00 AM

Morocco

3/7/2015 10:00 AM

Tantalizing Thailand and Amazing Angkor

3/7/2015 1:00 PM

Hiking the Camino de Santiago in Spain

3/14/2015 10:00 AM

Hiking the Way of St Francis: Assisi to Rome

3/14/2015 1:00 PM

Packing like a Savvy Traveler-Cruising to Casual

3/21/2015 10:00 AM

Tigers and Palaces of India

3/28/2015 10:00 AM

India, Incredible India!

3/28/2015 1:00 PM

Italian For Travelers

4/2/2015 - 4/30/2015 6:00 PM

Successful Treks: Patagonia, Nepal, Peru, Camino

4/4/2015 1:00 PM

Best of Africa

4/25/2015 10:00 AM

Indochina: Cambodia, Laos & Vietnam

5/2/2015 1:00 PM

Galapagos for the Holiday Season

5/16/2015 10:00 AM


January 10
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
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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10:00 Session

Grand Asian Journeys
January 10
1:00 PM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Grand Asian Journeys
Trekking the Himalayas: Ins & Outs-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 and Sheri Goodwin of Transformational Journeys, 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? 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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1:00 Session

Grand Asian Journeys
January 17
1:00 PM
 
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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1:00 Session

Wildland Adventures
January 24
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Turkey-Crossroads of Civilization
Description coming soon
 
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10:00 Session

Crooked Trails-Travel with a Purpose
January 24
1:00 PM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Crooked Trail-Travel with a Purpose
Volunteer Tourism
Volunteering while touring is one of the fastest growing segments of the travel industry. Why? Come find out at this interesting seminar put on by the always entertaining and meaningful speaker Christine Mackay, founder of the local non-profit tourism organization Crooked Trails. Crooked Trail offers programs to improve the cultural, ecological and economic conditions around the world by changing the way people travel. They work with indigenous communities to create cultural exchange and community development programs that enrich the lives travelers and the communities they visit. Chris will share her stories of volunteering around the world and give you plenty of advice about what to look for in your volunteer experience and why this kind of travel is so fulfilling.
 
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1:00 Session

Interlake China Tours
January 31
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
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 inplanning your own tour.
 
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10:00 Session

February 19
6:00 PM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
French For Travelers
Thursday Evenings 6 to 8 pm,
February 19 to March 19, 2015

Seattle-born Chantal Burns returns to home base after a long career in Paris. Not only does she have native-fluency in French but after many years in France, has a deep understanding of and appreciation for France, its language, people, culture and customs. She will help build your confidence with the French language and share tips on how to "fit in" and avoid the common pitfalls of the casual traveler.

Chantal's career in Paris took her from the American Embassy where she served as Chief of Protocol, headed up the Global Public Relations Department for French luxury firm Baccarat Crystal, and then founded her own PR firm specializing in event management.

In this course you will learn the basics about ordering in restaurants, transportation, emergencies, money questions, polite phrases and much more.
Join us for these five fun evenings for $85, including materials.
 
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6:00 Session

Italy 4 Real
February 21
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Italy 4 Real
Italy Day: Northern and Central Italy
Travel to Northern & Central Italy with Italy4Real and a fun, informative slide show lecture. We'll cover romantic Verona, the home of Romeo & Juliet, and elegant Lake Maggiore. You'll also hear about the scrumptious region of Piedmont, the now-famous Cinque Terre and not-to-be-missed Parma. Then we’ll move to two of the most breathtaking regions of Italy: Umbria and Tuscany. We'll journey to undiscovered Medieval Villages and see rare Renaissance art & architecture. Learn not only where to taste delicious wines in ancient Etruscan caves, but also how to tempt your taste buds with olive oil and genuine balsamic vinegar. Presented by professional guide, travel writer and photographer Rem Malloy President of Italy4real.com. There will be a Question and answer period between each session.
 
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10:00 Session

Italy 4 Real
February 21
11:30 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Italy 4 Real
Italy Day: Southern Italy & Sicily
Gorgeous Italian ruins, stunning Roman mosaics and Moorish Palaces are just a few of the things that await you in Southern Italy and Sicily. Add beautiful ocean views, tropical flowers and palms waving in the breeze and you have some idea of the beauty southern Italy has to offer. See the Bay of Naples, The Sorrentine Coastline and the towns of the Amalfi Coast then continue to Sicily and the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, wonder at powerful Mt. Etna and gaze over the Mediterranean from your center-stage seat at the Greek theater in Taormina. We will even touch on the Aeolian Islands! You'll see all this and more at our Sizzling Southern Italy & Sicily slideshow presented by professional guide, Italian foodie and CEO of Italy 4 Real, Deborah de Maio who is from this region of Italy.
 
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11:30 Session

Italy 4 Real
February 21
1:00 PM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Italy 4 Real
Italy Day: Practical Planning of a Trip to Italy
ItalyTips and insights to planning the perfect trip to Italy! From choosing the best route and making most of your time to knowing how to pick fun, authentic and original accommodations in Italy to make your trip memorable. This seminar is will teach you the nuts and bolts of what is required for a smooth trip abroad. Money matters, types of accommodations, getting around and more! Rem is the co-owner of Italy4Real.com and has advised thousands of travelers on the best ways to explore Italy, take advantage of the best exchange rates, the most efficient routes and he will share all the facts with you in this informative seminar.
 
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1:00 Session

Wildland Adventures
February 28
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Wildalnd
Argentina
Description coming soon
 
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10:00 Session

Wildland Adventures
March 7
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Wildland Adventures
Morocco
Description coming soon
 
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10:00 Session

Imprint Tours
March 7
1:00 PM
 
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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1:00 Session

Transformational Journeys
March 14
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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10:00 Session

Transformational Journeys
March 14
1:00 PM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Transformational Journeys
Hiking the Way of St Francis: Assisi to Rome
The Camino de Santiago has become well known as a journey that can change your life, however it is not the only one. Join 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. Sheri will teach you everything you need to know to walk the 150 miles from Assisi to Rome. She will inspire you with stories, and photography from her 12-day 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. 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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1:00 Session

March 21
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

Wildland Adventures
March 28
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Wildland Adventures
Tigers and Palaces of India
Description coming soon
 
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10:00 Session

Imprint Tours
March 28
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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1:00 Session

April 2
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

Transformational Journeys
April 4
1:00 PM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Transformational Journeys
Successful Treks: Patagonia, Nepal, Peru, Camino
Discover the top 3 ways to prepare for a successful trekking adventure!

Learn what it takes to hike into magnificent Machu Picchu, trek in the breath taking Annapurna region of Nepal, hike all the way across Spain along the Camino de Santiago and more! Sheri Goodwin, of Transformational Journeys, will introduce you to appropriate ways to train for your dream journey. She will also give you tips on finding the best shoes for your feet and packing smart & light. Sheri's multiple trekking adventures have inspired her to help others have pain free and rewarding life changing journeys!
 
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1:00 Session

Wildland Adventures
April 25
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Wildland Adventures
Best of Africa
Description coming soon
 
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10:00 Session

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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1:00 Session

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
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10:00 Session

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