Living Bolder Expo – FREE sponsored pass for Wild Spirit Travelers
If international travel is on your bucket list, drop by the Wild Spirit Travel booth to say hi, enter our raffle, and “Ask an Expert” your travel question. Dan and I will be on stage presenting “7 Secrets to Travel Smarter, Safer, and Cheaper for Boomers” at 11:30am.
Read more...October 11, 2018
Why I Tossed My Towel (and what I travel with instead)
On my first international trip, I packed a regular beach towel. It filled up my bag and became heavier and heavier as I traveled around Australia. I finally ditched it. I have never gone overseas with a regular towel again. Instead, I travel with this…
Read more...October 9, 2018
4 Things to do with Your New Passport
A new passport is a treasured item. With it anything in the world is possible! When it arrives, there are a few things a smart traveler should do.
Read more...September 22, 2018
And the Winner is…
Congrats to Jack Burkman and his 1970 Australian Morris Mini, our pick for Best International Car at the Slo-Pok charity car show.
Read more...September 22, 2018
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

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PDX Travel MeetupsClick on the links below for more details.

Oct 23 (Tue) 6:00pm • Talk Travel – Pole to Pole • at McMenamins Broadway Pub on 1504 NE Broadway

Nov 05 (Mon) 6:00p • Global Travel Social – Westside • at Verde Cocina Sylvan Highlands on WESTSIDE – 5515 SW Canyon Court, Portland

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