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Vietnam January 2019A 14-day journey exploring the wonders of Vietnam, from rice fields to bustling cities, floating markets to Halong Bay, and cooking classes to historic sites.
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Now on Amazon!The Before You Go Abroad Handbook: Over 127 Secret Tips & Tools for International Travel is available on Amazon in paperback or e-book. It is the first in our Trave Smart Strategies book series.
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Class SchedulesLearn Travel Smart Strategies in-person at classes and talks at Colleges and other venues. Discover where we will be teaching or speaking here.
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Want to know how to travel smarter, safer, and cheaper? You can, through our series of Travel Smart Strategies classes. Our classes, were created by Shyla & Dan Bare, who have traveled around-the-world for seven years. They have explored seventy-four countries on six continents. It is the accumulation of their travel knowledge that is the basis for the twenty different classes now available from Wild Spirit Travel. In the classes, they cover how to save money while traveling, safe travel strategies, and of course, how to have fun so you have the trip of your dreams!

Travel Smart Video Classes

Classes are taught in-person at local venues in the Pacific Northwest, including Portland Community College, Bellevue College, and Multnomah Athletic Club. If you can’t make it to a class don’t worry. They are also offered as video classes where you can take them when and where you want.

In addition to travel classes, Dan and Shyla share their passion for travel through informative and inspirational travel presentations. Their presentations convey enthusiasm, as they enthrall travel dreamers and seasoned travelers alike. Shyla and Dan have delighted audiences on three continents, giving talks that demystify the travel process while encouraging travel dreams. For more information, go to the services tab and choose public speaking.

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PDX Travel MeetupsClick on the links below for more details.

Oct 08 (Mon) 5:45pm • Global Travel Social • at Lucky Lab in the Pearl on 1945 NW Quimby St, Portland

Oct 23 (Tue) 6:00pm • Talk Travel – Pole to Pole • at McMenamins Broadway Pub on 1504 NE Broadway

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