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Nepal: Rebuilding after the Earthquake

8/15/2015 10:00 AM

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

Best of Europe in three weeks on a Budget

9/12/2015 1:00 PM

Highlights of Rajasthan including the Taj Mahal

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

Trekking: Patagonia, Kilimanjaro, Peru & Nepal

10/10/2015 1:00 PM

Choquequirao: The Lost City of the Incas

10/17/2015 10:00 AM

Family Travel to the Galapagos

10/24/2015 10:00 AM

Between Continents: Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama

10/31/2015 10:00 AM

Ruins, Reefs and Rainforests: Belize and Guatemala

10/31/2015 1:00 PM

Temples, Elephants, and Pad Thai, oh my!

11/7/2015 10:00 AM

Uncharted Peru

11/14/2015 10:00 AM

Sensuous Southern Italy & Delizioso Sicily

11/14/2015 1:00 PM

Exploring Chile

11/21/2015 10:00 AM

Tantalizing Thailand and Amazing Angkor

11/21/2015 1:00 PM


Crooked Trails-Travel with a Purpose
August 15
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Nepal: Rebuilding after the Earthquake
Chris Mackay of Crooked Trails has been actively working in the relief efforts for Nepal. Her non-profit tourism organization raised over $35,000 in the first week after the quake and they supplied 4800 people with food, tarps and tents. Chris is heading to Nepal in July to meet with villagers about rebuilding efforts. When she returns she is going to share with Savvy Traveler members her stories and photos, as well as how you can volunteer to help rebuild this fall. Don't miss this exciting and relevant talk.
http://crookedtrails.org/trips/nepal-rebuilding/#.VXH6YyLbLIU
 
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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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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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James Ullrich
September 12
1:00 PM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Best of Europe in three weeks on a Budget
What to see and do in Europe with three weeks and a budget?
There are lots of options, some more worthy of your time and money than others. Travel writer and tour guide James Ullrich will help you craft a sensible and culture-packed itinerary for that once-in-a-lifetime whirlwind trip. You’ll leave with a solid plan to make the most out of your resources, confident that you’ll be getting the very best taste of what Europe has to offer.
 
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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
Highlights of Rajasthan including the Taj Mahal
Come take a visual tour through India's most exotic and alluring region, Rajasthan. Nowhere in this country will your senses come alive quite as much as they will in the historical land of the Rajas. Heading west from Delhi in India, you will find ancient cities of pink (Jaipur), blue (Jodhpur) and gold (Jaisalmer). The undeniable flavors, vivid colors, varied textures, calls to prayer and incense-strewn breezes will make you think you've landed in a magical distant world. Take a visual tour through this desert land, visiting palaces, forts, havelis, houses and grand hotels, then ride on boats, trains, elephants and camels in search of the finest Indian curry. Top off your tour with a visit to the Taj Mahal under the light of a full moon. Pam Perry of Grand Asian Journeys has traveled to India extensively and will share her knowledge and experience of this hidden gem.
 
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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
Planning your African safari? Trying to decide which countries, destinations, parks and style of safari are right for you? Wildland Adventures Africa Program Director, Jeff Stivers, will share experiences, amazing images and practical details on African safaris. 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, Zambia, Namibia and South Africa and the Kalahari of Botswana. 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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Transformational Jounneys
October 10
1:00 PM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Transformational Journeys
Trekking: Patagonia, Kilimanjaro, Peru & Nepal
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 to the top of Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa, and trek along the 80 mile Torres del Paine loop in Patagonia and more! Sheri Goodwin, of Transformational Journeys, will discuss each of these adventures and give 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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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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Wildland Adventures
October 31
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Wildland Adventures
Between 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 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. Meet Grettel Calderon, Wildland's Central America Program Director, for Q&A via skype from Wildland's remote office in Costa Rica.
 
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Wildland Adventures
October 31
1:00 PM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Wildland Adventures
Ruins, Reefs and Rainforests: 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' Latin America travel specialists take you on a journey through the Maya heartland among highland native villages to spectacular archaeological sites like Tikal and other ancient ruins still buried in the jungle. Apart from the archaeological 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 rain forests, 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. Wildland Adventures' trip "Undiscovered Belize" received National Geographic's 50 Best Tours of a Lifetime award.
 
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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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Italy 4 Real
November 14
1:00 PM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Sensuous Southern Italy & Delizioso Sicily
Outstanding food , 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. Did I mention the food ....mammia! 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. lost art and ice cream for breakfast ...seriously! ....We will even touch on the Aeolian Islands! You'll laugh and sigh as you see all this and more at our Sizzling Southern Italy & Sicily slideshow presented by professional guide, Italian foodie charter member of dreamers unlimited and CEO of Italy 4 Real, Deborah de Maio who is has deep roots in the south and numerous stories to tell Bring a friend, bring some pictures,bring your questions and lets GO!
 
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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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Imprint Tours
November 21
1:00 PM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
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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