20 Days 20 Reviews Contest
Dan and I have been thrilled to see theBefore You Go Abroad Handbook repeatedly chart on Amazon throughout the year. And in July, it reached #1 for both Solo Travel and Travel Tips. Yippee.
Read more...July 20, 2018
Say Cheese! Our Secret to Free Passport Photos
Is it time for you to get a new passport photo? It is for me. Whenever this comes up, I am surprised at how much it costs
Read more...June 26, 2018
6 Ways to Keep Your Cool Overseas
Do your upcoming travel plans include a hot destination? If yes, don’t sweat it. You can keep your cool overseas by following these six tips.
Read more...May 26, 2018
3 Ways to Fall in Love with Travel
I have always enjoyed international travel. From my first trip abroad, when I dropped out of University to travel in Australia.
Read more...February 14, 2018
Top Travel Trends for 2018
Discover the travel trends of 2018 that impact international travelers.
Read more...January 23, 2018
12 Top Destinations to See in 2018
The top destinations of 2018 are far-flung and fascinating. To make this list, a country had to not only be a great
Read more...January 17, 2018
Top Ten Travel Tools for 2018
From the newly release book “Before You Go Abroad Handbook”, these…
Read more...January 12, 2018
Travel Tip Video #24 – How to Survive the Holidays Overseas
Learn 5 travel smart strategies for surviving holidays abroad.
Read more...December 19, 2017
Travel Tip Tuesday #23 – Check Your Batteries
From the Clear Lake Fire Lookout on Mt Hood, Wild Spirit Traveler Shyla explains…
Read more...November 30, 2017
Top Ten Travel Tools from the Before You Go Abroad Handbook
There are over 127 tips & tools in the Before You Go Abroad Handbook. These are our pick for the Top Ten!
Read more...November 3, 2017

Questions about your trip, or a travel tip?
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We have an active facebook group called Wild Spirit Travelers that travelers like you ask and answer questions for destinations around the world.
PDX Travel MeetupsClick on the links below for more details.

Aug 21 (Tue) 6:00pm • Talk Travel – Canada • at Ben’s Bottle Shop, Vancouver on 8052 E Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA.

Sep 10 (Mon) 5:45pm • Global Travel Social • at APEX Beer Bar on 1216 SE Division St, Portland

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