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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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The Winner Is...Congratulations to the 2019 winner of the Best International Car at the Uptown Village Slo Poks Show n Shine. This car show raises money and supplies for Hough Elementary school. Dan and I are honored to be involved and to get to award a trophy to this beautiful MG from Britain.
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 [...]
To Give or Not to Give When TravelingPublished: September 3, 2019To Give or Not to Give When TravelingSeptember 03, 2019 / By Shyla Esko Bare While traveling around the world, Dan and I were approached by beggars in numerous countries. Even where we currently live, on [...]
Smelling the Wine in New ZealandPublished: August 21, 2019Smelling the Wine in New ZealandAugust 21, 2019 / By Shyla Esko Bare Dan and I have been wine tasting around the world. It is something we really enjoy. One of our favorite places [...]

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 22 (Tue) 6:00pm • Talk Travel – Voluntourism • at Max’s Fanno Creek Pub in Tigard on 12562 SW Main St, Tigard
Nov 04 (Mon) 6pm • Global Travel Social • at Rogue Eastside Pub on SE Belmont & SE 9th Ave
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This class had up to date info on costs; knowledgeable instructors; and, small class size so I could get my questions answered.
— Lori, Portland, November 2017
Scads of great info. I liked the pace of class and enthusiasm. Highly recommend. Motivates me to want to travel.
- Elayne, Portland, January 2017