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Upcoming Book Signing EventAt this free event, Dan & Shyla will be sharing some of the TOP TIPS from the handbook. Plus, they will be answering questions and autographing the book.
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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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When the obvious line – is the wrong onePublished: April 9, 2019When the obvious line – is the wrong oneApril 09, 2019 / By Shyla Esko Bare Have you ever stood in the wrong line when traveling? I recently arrived at a bus station in Canada. I was [...]
Go Greyhound – it was better than I expectedPublished: April 3, 2019Go Greyhound – it was better than I expectedMarch 30, 2019 / By Shyla Esko Bare Where have you traveled by long-distance bus? I have taken bus trips lasting a few hours to over a day [...]
What’s New in Travel for 2019Published: February 2, 2019What’s New in Travel for 2019January 28, 2019 / By Shyla Esko & Daniel Bare Every year, there are trends that impact travelers going abroad. Some makes things easier, while others cause challenges. On [...]

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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Solo travel class was chock-full of info. Attend! You’ll not regret it. Best 2.5 hours to spend on travel learning.
— Laura, Portland, May 2018
Vibrant & interesting presentation! Very comprehensive information on topics that travelers may not have thought about.
— Lee, Portland, April 2018