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Worldly Travel FestivalDan and Shyla will be main stage speakers at the Worldly Travel Festival in Portland, OR.  Hear them share Travel Prep: Before You Go Abroad at 7:00 pm, on Saturday, November 16.  This free travel festival is at the Lucky Lab on NW Quimby from 2 to 9:30.
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The Next Business AdventureDan and Shyla are on a business adventure – expanding and growing their company. This new adventure involves teaching travelers how to go abroad via a library of travel tips. These will be accessible through Travel Advisors and Tour Operators.
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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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Never Loose Travel Photos by Using Free Cloud BackupPublished: January 9, 2020Never Loose Travel Photos by Using Free Cloud BackupIf you take photos when you travel then you need to know about Google Photos. It is a cloud product that lets you backup an unlimited number of [...]
If You Only Do One Packing Hack Make It This OnePublished: October 15, 2019If You Only Do One Packing Hack Make It This OneOctober 15, 2019 / By Shyla Esko Bare I have been teaching how-to pack classes for five years. In it I share hundreds of tips. Some travelers take [...]

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!

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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. Jan 21 (Tue) 6:00pm • Talk Travel – Top Destinations for 2020 • at Rogue Eastside Pub on 928 SE 9th Ave, Portland Feb 03 (Mon) 5:45pm • Global Travel Social • at McMenamins Barley Mill Pub on 1629 S.E. Hawthorne, Portland
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Very helpful information - especially for a first time international traveler. Both instructors were very enthusiastic about travel.
— Brooke, Vancouver, February 2018
I liked the personal interface w/ instructors. Very good for world travel.
— Roxie, Bellevue, March 2017