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Southern Africa: Botswana and Zimbabwe

11/17/2018 10:00 AM

Southern Africa: South Africa, Namibia & Zambia

11/17/2018 1:00 PM

Southern Spain and Morocco

12/1/2018 10:00 AM

Exploring Jordan and Petra

1/12/2019 10:00 AM

Journey to Ladakh, India

1/12/2019 1:00 PM

Egypt: Treasures of the Nile

1/19/2019 10:00 AM

Hut to Hut Hiking in the Alps

1/26/2019 10:00 AM

Gorillas in our Midst: Primate Safaris

1/26/2019 1:00 PM

Southern Spain and Morocco

2/2/2019 10:00 AM

Eye on Zimbabwe: Things are stirring in the Bush

2/9/2019 10:00 AM

Walking Hadrian's Wall & Scotland's Antonine Wall

2/16/2019 10:00 AM

Walking to the End of the World

2/23/2019 10:00 AM

Trekking Nepal

2/23/2019 1:00 PM

Footpaths of Scotland and West Highland Way

3/9/2019 10:00 AM

Oaxaca: Day of the Dead

3/9/2019 1:00 PM

Spain's Camino de Santiago

3/30/2019 10:00 AM

Packing like a Savvy Traveler

4/6/2019 10:00 AM

Travel Photography 101

4/20/2019 10:00 AM


Wildland Adventures
November 17
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Wildland Adventures
Southern Africa: Botswana and Zimbabwe
From the Moremi and Okavango Delta to Victoria Falls, Makgadigadi Pans of the Kalahari to Chobe, Hwange and Mana Pools National Park, Wildland Adventures Africa Program Director, Chris Moriarty will share his experience and insight into the best camps to stay at, best times of year to visit and what makes these two countries some of the finest and unique safari destinations in southern Africa. Having just returned from nearly a month in both of these countries, he'll explain how to use trains, helicopters, mountain bikes, and dugout canoes to allow you to explore these wild places and at the end of the day retire to your comfortable, stylish and remote bushcamp.
 
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Wildland Adventures
November 17
1:00 PM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Wildland Adventures
Southern Africa: South Africa, Namibia & Zambia
For the first-timer or seasoned safari-goer, these exceptional countries have something for everyone. Wildland Adventures Africa Program Director, Chris Moriarty will share what he's learned from living and traveling through this region. Cosmopolitan Cape Town and the world-class wine region of South Africa make a perfect start or end to an exploration of this region. What could be better than the wine of Cape Town with the wildlife of Kruger National Park. In Namibia, you can feel like you are perched on the edge of the world while marveling at the desert-adapted lions and rhinos. With towering dunes, shipwreck strewn beaches and the Big 5 in Etosha, it's no wonder this country is a favorite among safari alumni. Learn why Zambia has the best walking safaris on the continent led by some of the most skilled guides. Learn about what makes these destinations so iconic and the inside information that you'll need to plan the safari adventure of a lifetime.
 
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Archeo Adventures
December 1
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, Founder 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 Andalucía 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. 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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Archaeo Adventures
January 12
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Archaeo Adventures
Exploring Jordan and Petra
Jordan has been delighting travelers for decades with its stunning world heritage sites, dramatic landscapes, tasty food, legendary local hospitality and famous ancient cities, especially Petra. Join Genevieve Hathaway, Founder of ArchaeoAdventures Tours, on a photographically beautifully journey through the best of Jordan and Petra. It is an exciting area of the world to explore - the modern metropolis of Amman, well-preserved Roman ruins of Jerash, dramatic Mars-like landscape of Wadi Rum, the famous below sea level Dead Sea, and the colossal Nabataean ruins of Petra. In this presentation, learn about the highlights and travel tips for exploring the very best of fascinating Jordan.
 
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Global Family Travels
January 12
1:00 PM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Global Family Travels
Journey to Ladakh, India
Often called "Little Tibet," Ladakh is one of the last places in the world where the Buddhist way of life is unpressed and many Tibetan refugees have settled here. The region was once an independent Buddhist kingdom at the crossroads of the Silk Road between China and the Middle East. Ladakh is now part of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir in one of the northernmost regions in India, and although it is a remote part of India, it is a destination that Global Family Travels will always travel to. Join Global Family Travels' Founder and CEO, Jennifer Spatz as she shares her expertise and vibrant images of the region along with practical advice on what you need to know to prepare for a trip to Ladakh! Learn more about Global Family Travels Ladakh: Learn, Serve & Immerse itinerary, which includes the opportunity to contribute meaningfully in the village of Stok by living, working and learning with a host Ladakhi family, and to participate in a community service project with students from the Siddhartha School Project. During the home-stay part of our tour, your family will be immersed in the Ladakhi communal culture and gain a deep understanding of the Buddhist culture and traditions of this stunning region.
 
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Archaeo Adventures
January 19
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Archaeo Adventures
Egypt: Treasures of the Nile
The Pharaohs, ancient temples and monuments, and legendary tombs of Egypt still draw us in millennia after this ancient civilization. Whether visiting the legendary Pyramids of Giza, diving in the Red Sea or cruising down the mighty Nile River, marveling at Tutankhamun's treasures, mosque-hopping in Islamic Cairo, taking a pilgrimage to important religious sites – Egypt has an adventure or two for every traveler. Join Genevieve Hathaway, Founder of ArchaeoAdventures Tours, on a photographic adventure through the very best Egypt has to offer. In this presentation, learn about traveling in Egypt, tips for making the most of your time in this fascinating country, why now is a great time to go, how Egypt has changed since the Arab Spring, and learn about Egypt's top experiences and sites.
 
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Transformational Journeys
January 26
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Transformational Journeys
Hut to Hut Hiking in the Alps
Discover hut to hut hiking in the Alps of Switzerland, France and Italy. Well-marked trails of the Alps take you along lush mountain meadows, past aqua colored lakes and receding glaciers, up and over mountain passes with spectacular snow capped mountain views and eventually lead you to the days final destination - your mountain hut.

Unlike most long distance mountain treks in the US, hiking through the mountains of the Alps means a lighter backpack. Thanks to the mountain huts you don't have to carry your overnight accommodations. The huts provide warm showers, home-cooked 3-course dinners, a bed, as well as breakfast the next morning and a sack lunch for that day's hike.

Come learn the ins and outs of these mountain huts as well as what the trails are like that lead you to them. The talk will focus on the trails and mountain huts of the Tour de Mont Blanc and the Haute Route.
 
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World Away Safaris
January 26
1:00 PM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
World Away Safaris
Gorillas in our Midst: Primate Safaris
It's been said that observing a troop of baboons in the wild is often much more interesting than watching a pride of lions. As impressive as the cats and all of the 'Big 5' animals are in Africa, often it's the primates, big and small, that people find the most fascinating - including baboons, chimpanzees, gorillas, and the many species of 'Old World' monkeys that inhabit continental Africa and islands off the coast.
There is perhaps no greater thrill than spending an hour nestled down among a family of gorillas. We will discuss the differences in cost, access, and experience with the Mountain Gorillas of Uganda and Rwanda vs. the Western Lowland Gorillas in the Republic of Congo (not to be confused with the much more heard about Democratic Republic of Congo – DRC).
We will also go in search of monkeys like the Colobus, Moustached, Putty-Nosed, and Black-Faced Vervet, as well as Olive, Yellow, and Chacma Baboons in countries like South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, and the Republic of Congo. Options for spending time with Chimpanzees will be explored and we will stop in Madagascar for a few ways to see ring-tailed and other lemurs. Mangabeys and mandrills will be mentioned too!
 
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Archaeo Adventures
February 2
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Archaeo 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, Founder 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 Andalucía 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. 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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World Away Safaris
February 9
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
World Away Safaris
Eye on Zimbabwe: Things are stirring in the Bush
There are several reasons why it's an exciting time to visit Zimbabwe. The long-anticipated departure of former President Mugabe in 2017 brought with it new hope among residents, as well as those working to support the economy, communities, and conservation efforts there. Many in the safari industry are buzzing about new opportunities for sharing Zimbabwe's culture, wildlife, and scenery with you.
There's a new airport in Victoria Falls, servicing more airlines and flights. New camps are springing up in areas like Mana Pools, Hwange, Lake Kariba, and Zambezi National Park. Ground operators are offering new ways for you to take-in Zimbabwe's diverse environment and the wildlife it supports, i.e., via game drive vehicle, on foot, within a photography hide, on a mountain bike, or in an inflatable canoe.
Tad Bradley, representative for one of my partners in Zimbabwe, will join me to help breakdown emerging properties and activities on offer in Zimbabwe, i.e., yoga with a view from the rim of Batoka Gorge, or an incredible nostalgic train ride aboard the Stimela Star, which can carry you all the way from Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park (where it's not uncommon to have lions literally stop you in your tracks!).
Learn how to best access destinations in Zimbabwe, as well as ways to combine a visit there with other countries in Africa. An overview of safari options 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 based on Bainbridge Island.
 
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Transformational Journeys
February 16
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Transformational Journeys
Walking Hadrian's Wall & Scotland's 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 (83 miles) and can be followed on foot along the Hadrian’s Wall Path. The trek along the old wall with its active archaeological 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 less evident yet still profound and there are many historical and unique modern sites that you will see along the way. 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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February 23
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Walking to the End of the World
In April 2015, Beth and Eric Jusino, laden with backpacks and nerves, walked out of a cathedral in the historic village of Le Puy, France, down a cobblestone street, and turned west. Seventy-nine days, a thousand miles, two countries, two mountain ranges, and three pairs of shoes later, they reached the Atlantic Ocean.More than two million pilgrims have walked the Way of Saint James, a long distance hiking trail familiar to most Americans by its Spanish name, the Camino de Santiago. Each pilgrim has their own reason for undertaking the journey, and most opt to do only part of the distance. The Jusinos' pilgrimage was about taking a break from the relentless pace of modern life, getting away from all their electronic devices, and experiencing a three-month sabbatical from regular life in order to complete the entire trail. They just had to walk twelve to fifteen miles every day along a generally well-marked path. Simple.

Beth is not an athlete, not into extreme adventures, and, she insists, she is not a risk-taker of any sort. She does not even speak French or Spanish. But she can tell a story. Walking to the End of the World is a warm-hearted and engaging story about an average couple going on an adventure together, tracing ancient paths first created in the tenth and eleventh centuries, paths that continue to inspire and reveal surprises to today in the twenty first.
 
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Crooked Trails
February 23
1:00 PM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Crooked Trails
Trekking Nepal
Is trekking in the Himalaya on your bucket list? Learn everything you need to know from training to packing on this informative presentation by Crooked Trails Founder Christine Mackay. Chris will share her 15 years of experience going to Nepal and share some of her favorite treks as well as how to travel sustainable.
 
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Transformational Journeys
March 9
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Transformational Journeys
Footpaths of Scotland and West Highland Way
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 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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Crooked Trails
March 9
1:00 PM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Crooked Trails
Oaxaca: Day of the Dead
The movie Coco brought a great deal of attention to the famous Day of the Dead festival. Come to this informative and fun talk from Crooked Trails Founder Christine Mackay who will share photos and stories from her 2018 trip to Oaxaca. Learn about what goes into the festival from bread to pulque, and find out how you can travel to Oaxaca to experience this festive and colorful tradition for yourself.
 
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Transformational Journeys
March 30
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Transformational Journeys
Spain's Camino de Santiago
The Camino de Santiago, or the Way of St. James, began as one of the 3 major Christian Pilgrimage routes in the middle ages. It is alive and well today, walked by thousands of people from around the globe from varying cultures, languages, and belief systems. This fun, practical, and informative talk covers everything you will need to know to be successful on the Camino. Learn about way markings, where to stay, food along the way, packing, training for this 500-mile journey and more. There will be a question and answer session at the end. The talk will be presented by trek trainer and 3XPilgrim SHERI GOODWIN. Sheri has walked the Camino Frances, Camino Norte and Le Puy Camino as well as many other treks around the globe
 
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April 6
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Packing like a Savvy Traveler
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 70 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 fee

Join us for a fun seminar and enjoy a glass of Mimosa while you are shopping!
 
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Merrill Images
April 20
10:00 AM
 
112 5th Ave. S.
Edmonds, WA 98020
1-877-225-1994
 
Merrill Images
Travel Photography 101
Learn how to create compelling images of travels near and far!

Savvy Traveler has arranged a free workshop with pro photographer Lisa Merrill, whose work has been featured in National Geographic Traveler and other magazines, books and websites around the world. An inspiring educator and photo tour leader, Lisa enjoys helping others unleash creativity and tell visual stories.

In this introductory 1 hour workshop for users of all types of cameras (including cell phones), Lisa will share tips for creating compelling images using examples from her travels. You'll explore many facets of photography including composition, perspective, lighting, flash, portraits, selective focus and more. No experience required.
 
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