The History of Wild Spirit Travel

It started in Edinburgh, Scotland. Dan and Shyla had lived there for five years, that entire time dreaming of traveling the world. One rainy day, they decided to go for it or stop talking about it. Quitting their jobs and selling their stuff seemed crazy, but they felt it was finally now or never. So the went for it. In the course of the next seven years they traveled to over 70 countries and lived in Australia, Thailand and Mexico. It was a remarkable experience. While roaming the planet they learned a lot about how to travel, especially in terms of packing, safety, and finding the unique activity of each location that made their travels interesting and inspiring. This means they spent five-days crossing the Sahara in Tunisia; they saw the oldest mummies in the world, not in Egypt, but in Chile; they jungle trekked in Indonesia to see endangered orang-utans; they went to a local recommended restaurant in Rome where there were no menus and had one of the best meals of their lives; they got tribal permission to spend a week with Aboriginals in Western Australia; and, so much more!

Dan and Shyla are passionate about off-the-beaten-path locations and activities that really let them interact with indigenous people around the globe. The desire to enable and inspire others to full-fill their travel dreams is why they founded Wild Spirit Travel. It is a dynamic and fun travel company, with a goal of inspiring travelers, plus promoting world peace through travel and cultural awareness.

Wild Spirit Traveler DanChief Entrepreneurial Officer, Web King & World Culture Enthusiast
» About Dan
Wild Spirit Traveler ShylaDirector of Sanuk, Queen Planner & World Traveller Extraordinaire
» About Shyla
The EskoBaresWhen Dan Bare married Shyla Esko the EskoBares were created. And what a worldly partnership it is.
» About EskoBares
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PDX Travel Meetups

Click on the links below for more details.

Feb 25 (Tue) 6:00pm •
Talk Travel: Travel Trends for a New Decade
• at Sisters Gourmet Deli
on 4120 N Williams Ave, Portland


Mar 09 (Mon) 5:45pm •
Global Travel Social
• at The Old Spaghetti Factory, South Waterfront
on 0715 SW Bancroft Street, Portland

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So much great info! The class handout is great. Go!! Well worth it.
— Susan, Tualatin, October 2018
As always, your classes are filled with great tips and resources & I love your handouts.
-Penny, Portland, March 2017