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The Best of Southern Spain and Morocco

12/10/2016 10:00 AM

Greek Islands and Turkish Coast of the Aegean Sea

12/10/2016 1:00 PM

Norte Camino de Santiago Coastal Trek

1/14/2017 10:00 AM

Safaris in Zimbabwe

1/14/2017 1:00 PM

Tigers and Palaces of India

1/21/2017 10:00 AM

Zambia: Africas' Best kept Safari Secret

1/21/2017 1:00 PM

Discovery and Adventure in Brazil

1/28/2017 10:00 AM

Colorful Cuba

1/28/2017 1:00 PM

Photo Tips for Europe's most Photogenic Locations

2/4/2017 10:00 AM

Botswana Safaris: Desert to Delta

2/4/2017 1:00 PM

Peru's Sacred Valley

2/11/2017 10:00 AM

Galapagos Islands and Peru

2/18/2017 10:00 AM

Le Puy Camino Hike

2/25/2017 10:00 AM

Trekking in Nepal

3/4/2017 10:00 AM

Hiking The Camino de Santiago.

3/11/2017 1:00 PM

Packing a Carry-on like a Savvy Traveler!

3/18/2017 10:00 AM

Travel Tips For Women

3/25/2017 10:00 AM

Sicily-Crossroads of the Mediterranean

4/22/2017 10:00 AM

Paris and Normandy

4/22/2017 11:00 AM

Highlights of Spain

4/22/2017 12:00 PM

Cuba

4/29/2017 10:00 AM

Namibia-Desert Adapted Life

4/29/2017 1:00 PM


Archaeo Adventures
December 10
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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Archeo Adventures
December 10
1:00 PM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Archeo Adventures
Greek Islands and Turkish Coast of the Aegean Sea
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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Transformational Journeys
January 14
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!
 
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Wildland Adventures
January 14
1:00 PM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Wildland Adventures
Safaris in Zimbabwe
Don't miss this exciting and enlightening presentation by 4th generation African and native Zimbabwean, Mark "Butch" Butcher. Winner of the 2014 Guardian and Observer ethical travel award, Mark is an ecotourism pioneer, professional safari guide, and leading conservationist who hosts Wildland travelers at his lodges in Victoria Falls, on the Zambezi River, and in Hwange National Park. Wildland Directors, Kurt and Anne Kutay, and other local travelers recently returned from Zimbabwe will introduce Mark and relay their own adventures on safari. Mark will share some of his life's stories: from working as a game ranger fighting rhino poachers in the late 80's, to his latest roles leading safaris and saving elephants by employing ex-poachers as an incentive to protect wildlife through ecotourism. The presentation features amazing lodges and tented camps, the Elephant Express safari train, and incredible wildlife encounters including a video of Mark tracking elephants up close on foot with Kurt and Anne!
 
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Wildland Adventures
January 21
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Wildland Adventures
Tigers and Palaces of India
Join Wildland Adventures' founding Director, Kurt Kutay, and one of India's foremost guides and tiger conservationists, Amit Sankahla, for this special presentation about tigers and travels in India. Together, Kurt and Amit will share their travel experiences, and how to plan your own adventures searching for the elusive Bengal tiger, on the Ganges in Varanasi, exploring colorful Rajasthan, and venturing deep into Southern India. See the tigers they have encountered and other surprises they arrange for travelers through India's spectacular labyrinth of sights, sounds, and mysteries of the sub-continent. The program features premier tiger parks, the deserts, villages, historic cities and majestic forts and opulent palaces of Rajasthan, the Taj Mahal, the spiritual city of Varanasi, and the soaring temples, tropical Malabar backwaters, and plantations of the Spice Hills in the south. India remains the 'great frontier' for adventure travelers. Following in his grandfather's path who was recognized by Indira Gandhi as "The Tiger Man of India", Amit operates two lodges and a luxury camp in the heart of tiger reserves, and through his collaboration with many others, he is credited with contributing to the success of the recent increase in population of tigers. The presentation features a short film of Kurt and Amit leading Wildland travelers when they encounter tigers in the wild.
 
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Worlds Away Safaris
January 21
1:00 PM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Worlds Away Safaris
Zambia: Africas' Best kept Safari Secret
Most people tend to venture into Zambia when in Livingstone to see Victoria Falls. It's surprising how few people consider the country as their primary safari destination - and after the journey I just had in Zambia, I'd say that it's also a shame. Zambia hosts one of the largest and oldest national park's in Africa, yet most safari-goers don't make it as far as Kafue National Park to see cheetah enjoying the uninterrupted space. Or to Liuwa Plains further to the west, which has its own impressive migration of wildebeest (not to mention the annual movement of Lozi people with the rise and fall of the flood). Wildlife is abundant amid a diversity of landscapes across the country, from the mountainous Lower Zambezi to South Luangwa's river valley teaming with hippos, crocodiles, and thirsty visitors. Zambia will captivate first time safari-goers as well as impress those lured back by Africa's magic with its exciting new terrain. Zambia offers more safari activities than most destinations and puts a focus on canoeing in the Lower Zambezi and walking in South Luangwa (credited as the birthplace of the walking safari, thanks to Norman Carr). Many of you will appreciate the more laid-back bush camps and sleepout opportunities.
Learn how to best access the less traveled areas of Zambia and options for combining an exploration of Zambia with neighboring countries of Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Botswana. An overview of safari options and activities available to travelers will be presented by Erica Varga, who in the 1990s worked on overland safaris in southern Africa. Erica is currently the owner / operator of Worlds Away Safaris.
 
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Wildland Adventures
January 28
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Wildland Adventures
Discovery and Adventure in Brazil
Join Wildland Adventures' Brazil guide, Douglas Simoes, visiting from Brazil for this ultimate introduction how to create a comprehensive and seamless itinerary linking the best nature and culture sites of Brazil. Venture deep into the Pantanal wetlands epicenter for jaguar spotting, and deep into the vast wilderness of the Amazon some of the most biologically diverse habitats for primates, caiman, capybara, 700 bird species, ocelots, pink dolphins, and more! We explore remote jungle trails, canoe on rainforest lakes and rivers, and mingle with monkeys in observation towers in the canopy of the rainforest. Discover the international fusion of African, Amerindian and European cultures through architecture, food, music and dance on the beautiful coast of Salvador de Bahia. Inland from here lies the remote region of Chapada Diamantina where active travelers find endless trekking, swimming and photographic opportunities in a beautiful landscape of tabletop mountains, canyons, valleys, caves, electric blue pools and thundering waterfalls, including small villages to experience rural life with locals. All routes in Brazil lead to Rio with visits to the famous Sugar Loaf and Christ the Redeemer Statue atop Corcovado Mountain and the sun-soaked beach of Copacabana. It's a short hop down the Green Coast to Paraty, the picturesque colonial world heritage town and jumping off point for hiking and kayaking in Brazil's rainforest fjord- Mamangua! You can begin or end your Brazil adventure in magnificent Iguassu Falls- draped in rainbows and glittering mist!
 
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Crooked Trails
January 28
1:00 PM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Crooked Trails
Colorful Cuba
Cuba is the hot destination right now, but it can leave even the most experienced traveler a bit perplexed about how to handle, visas, flights, money, transportation, and accommodations. Join Crooked Trails founders Tammy Leland and Chris Mackay who share their recent travel experiences in Cuba and learn how easy it now is for you to head there as well. Enjoy the best of Cuba's music and sights on this must-see presentation.
 
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Photo Tours-Jim Nilsen
February 4
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Jim Nilsen Photography
Photo Tips for Europe's most Photogenic Locations
Jim and Magrit Nilsen of Photography Travel Tours will present a talk and slideshow showcasing some of the photographic highlights and travel tips of Europe. Locations include Italy (Cinque Terre, Dolomites, Tuscany and Venice), Prague and the Czech Republic, Croatia and Slovenia, Santorini and Meteora in Greece and the lavender fields of Provence in the south of France. In addition to sharing these amazing locations they will also give you photographic tips for creating your own masterpieces.

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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Worlds Away Safaris
February 4
1:00 PM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Worlds Away Safaris
Botswana Safaris: Desert to Delta
One of the world's largest expanses of sand, Africa's Kalahari Desert, ironically supports an amazing water wonderland. Nothing like the Okavango Delta of northern Botswana exists anywhere else on the planet. Rain in the highlands of Angola travels over 600 miles through a narrow panhandle before fanning out into a vast inland delta of lush lagoons, artistic channels, and palm islands. Described as “the river which never finds the sea," this annual flood arrives during Botswana's dry season just when it is needed the most, thus sustaining a diversity of life that includes Africa's most extraordinary plants and animals. Combines the Makgadikgadi Pans and desert to the south with the wetlands of the north for the ultimate journey through Botswana.
Over forty percent of Botswana's unique habitat is being conserved through the country's low volume, high quality tourism approach. Learn how to best access the pristine areas of Botswana. We will discuss community development and conservation efforts as related to the safari industry. An overview of safari options and activities available to travelers will be presented by Erica Varga, who in the 1990s worked on overland safaris in southern Africa. Erica is currently the owner / operator of Worlds Away Safaris.
 
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Crooked Trails
February 11
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Crooked Trails
Peru's Sacred Valley
If you are heading to Peru and are confused when reading the guide books on Peru about what you should see in the Sacred Valley, this slide show presentation is for you. Join Crooked Trails founder Chris Mackay who will share those "not to miss gems" such as a cooking class in Urubamba, hiking outside of Ollantaytambo, mountain biking from Maras, overnighting in Chinchero, chocolate making in Cusco, and of course Machu Pichu. Chris will share itineraries and information on how to create a safe and memorable Peru trip.
 
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Wildland Adventures
February 18
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Wildland Adventures
Galapagos Islands and Peru
Join Wildland Adventure' 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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Transformational Journeys
February 25
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Transformational Journeys
Le Puy Camino Hike
The Grand Route 65 across Southern France is known as the Via Podensis or the Le Puy Route. It is part of the network of medieval pilgrimage trails across Europe which form the Camino de Sanitago. This beautiful 457 mile trek starts in the breathtaking town of Le Puy en Velay and threads its way through volcanic hills of the Velay region, through farmlands with deep valleys and rolling hills, across high plateaus and finally to the foothills of the Pyrenees arriving in the remarkable town of St. Jean Pied de Port. You traverse the least populated portion of this amazing country, and visit many of the most beautiful historic villages in France.

Preview this lovely hike and learn the "How to's" with Sheri Goodwin and Marcia Shaver, who both walked this way in spring and summer of 2016."
 
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Crooked Trails
March 4
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Crooked Trails
Trekking in Nepal
Nepal is packed with incredible trekking options, from the well-known routes to Everest Base Camp, Annapurna, and Pikey Peak to lesser-walked paths such as Singla Pass.

Crooked Trails Nepal Director Chris Mackay has spent 17 years traveling in Nepal and she will share her expert advice about what to expect when trekking there.There is a lot to know when heading to the Himalayas, and this presentation will include discussions of route planning, safety, cultural sensitivity, and physical training to help you prepare.
 
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Transformational Journeys
March 11
1:00 PM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Transformational Journeys
Hiking The Camino de Santiago.
Preparing for your Journey


Local author and artist MARCIA SHAVER offers an evening of story, inspired photography and artwork all based on her combined 1800+ miles on Spain’s Camino de Santiago. The route she will focus on tonight is the most frequently walked and begins at the French border where most of the routes across Europe converge,continuing 550 miles across northern Spain. Walking the Camino is an undertaking that will challenge you mentally, spiritually, and physically. Tonight Marcia, author of "The Artist's Journey--The Perfumed Pilgrim Tackles the Camino de Santiago" is joined by personal trainer SHERI GOODWIN. Together they will share useful information on how to train, what to pack, when to go, routes and places to stay along the way. Let Marcia and Sheri's journeys inspire you to grab your pack and head out on the road to Santiago! Learn everything you need to know to walk the Camino in this fun class.
 
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March 18
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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Wanderlust and Lipstick
March 25
10:00 AM
 
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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Italy4Real
April 22
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Italy4real
Sicily-Crossroads of the Mediterranean
Sicily has become one of the best places to visit in 2017 and in this class you will be shown how to plan a great trip to this southern Italian island. Learn the best time to travel, the best routes and see the highlights of the island with photos and in-depth descriptions that will give you the confidence and information you need to plan a great trip to Sicily.
 
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Travel4Real
April 22
11:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Travel4Real
Paris and Normandy
France is filled with amazing history, culture and food. We will learn about staying in Paris, things not to miss and ways to see the city of lights in an easy, comfortable way; then we will go toward Upper & Lower Normandy, St. Michelle and Giverny to learn how to plan a trip to France to see these wonderful locations.
 
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Travel4Real
April 22
12:00 PM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Travel4Real
Highlights 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
April 29
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Wildland Adventures
Cuba
Description coming soon.
 
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Worlds Away Safaris
April 29
1:00 PM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Worlds Away Safaris
Namibia-Desert Adapted Life
Join us as we explore Namibia's great mountains of sand, windswept gravel plains, uninterrupted landscapes, and ephemeral water sources in search of arid-adapted wildlife and remote cultures.
We will visit the red dunes at Sossusvlei, stark white pan of Etosha National Park, the petroglyphs and rugged environment of Damaraland, and the distant Kunene River. Our program will also provide a close look at the fragile, pristine landscapes of the Skeleton Coast. To walk along its lonely beaches scattered with whalebones, shipwrecks, and enormous seal colonies is truly a humbling experience.
Self-driving options will be presented along with suggestions for overland trips. We will discuss the best ways to experience wild and desolate areas where guest numbers are restricted.
 
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