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Before You Go Abroad Handbook

Check out our newly released book: Before You Go Abroad Handbook! The first in the book series Travel Smart Strategies.

This book contains over 127 tips and tools any international travel should know about before they venture abroad. Available on Amazon in either paper or e-book format.

Are the tips and tools really secret?

Actually yes, they are secret—at least no one told us about them before we journeyed abroad and we had done a lot of research and preparation. We had to discover many of them the hard way as we traveled around the world to more than 70 countries. These are the secrets we wished we had found, in a concise and consolidated book like this one, before we went abroad.

on September 4, 2017
This is a great, handy and concise book for prepping for a trip abroad. Read is before you start planning and you will not get stuck with poor planning. I have traveled quite a bit abroad and this book covers things I never thought of and gives websites for easy reference for more information. This will save you HOURS of research on your own and help you have that fabulous trip of a lifetime!
on September 4, 2017
What a great book – so easy to read and overflowing with information! These are the things travelers really need to know, from getting through customs to eating street food. I love that they have gone through all the information “out there” and add their extensive travel experience to provide us with concise suggestions. The fact that they provide specific websites for everything makes this an invaluable resource. Whether you are an experienced traveler or a first-time adventurer, this book is a must have. I bought the physical book because I love to unplug and read. That said, I don’t want to go on my trip without this resource, so I am getting the ebook as well.
on September 4, 2017
If you’re wondering whether you need this book, just take a look at the Table of Contents. All kinds of things you really need to know — and many you didn’t even know to ask! I wish I’d had this information prior to my trips abroad. I’ll definitely have an easier trip next time.
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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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Relevant and fun! Packed with information - logistics, but also personal anecdotes and cultural tidbits.
- Jennifer, Portland, October 2016
Very informative, very cool! Thanks Shyla.
— Judith, Portland, March 2015