• Special Event - Top Tips from the Before You Go Abroad Handbook

    Vintage books is pleased to host International Travel Experts Shyla and Dan Bare, as they visit to do a presentation on Travel Tips and a book-signing. Ever dreamed of traveling abroad, but heard horror stories, or had a mishap yourself? International travel can be challenging – but there are secrets to make it easier. Shyla and Dan Bare have traveled around the world to 75 countries. Through their journeys, they have learned how to avoid pitfalls from poor planning. The Before You Go Abroad Handbook is packed with over 127 of their tips and tools for travel. At this free event, they will be sharing some of the TOP TIPS from the handbook. Plus, they will be answering questions and autographing the book. Shyla and Dan Bare are the co-founders of Wild Spirit Travel. Through which, they teach travelers to travel smarter, safer, and cheaper. They teach DIY travel classes at Clark College, Portland Community College, and other venues in the Pacific Northwest. This event is free and everyone is welcome. Event posted on Vintage Books website at https://www.vintage-books.net//?q=h.calevent&eid=6014 (This is not a typical meetup, but a special travel presentation and book signing. Photos taken at the event may be used by Shyla & Dan Bare, or Wild Spirit Travel, in social media, websites, or print. They may promote future meetups, travel talks/classes, or general Wild Spirit Travel activities. By attending the event, you give consent to be in photos.)

  • Global Travel Social @ APEX Beer Bar (CASH & OVER 21 ONLY LOCATION)

    CHANGE OF LOCATION - just heard from the location where we were planning to meet that due to a landlord dispute they may be closing this weekend. As such, I had to find a new spot at the last minute. It is APEX beer bar in SE Portland. This is a cash only beer hall. They have a huge outdoor seating area (for 21+) this is where we will be. Weather report calls for sunshine, 72, on Monday. They don't serve food, but several places near by do, including Los Gorditos. Want to meet other travelers - so you can share your stories, learn from their's, and maybe even find future travel partners? Then come on out to our monthly Global Travel Social. We are a friendly group of travelers - some of our members have been around the world a few times while others have yet to get their first stamp in their passport. Regardless, if you define yourself as a traveler then join us. This is a free event, however, all attendees are asked to donate $2 - $3 to cover meetup.com expenses. If you RSVP for the Global Travel Social, please attend. In order to have good relationships with our venues, it helps to have an accurate headcount. If your plans change simply switch your meetup RSVP. The start time for our Global Travel Social is flexible - turn up when you can and leave when you want. Some travelers will arrive as early as 5:45, but no worries if you can't get there that early. Usually some travelers are still there until around 8:30 - still sharing travel stories and having fun. Parking is limited in the the area, so give yourself time to find a space. APEX is on a bus line and near the MAX. Photos taken at the event may be used by Shyla & Dan Bare, or Wild Spirit Travel, in social media, websites, or print. They may promote future meetups, travel talks/classes, or general Wild Spirit Travel activities. By attending the event, you give consent to be in photos.

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  • Travel Class - Secrets to Solo Travel Abroad ($)

    Portland Community College Willow Creek Center

    Solo travel can be rewarding, but daunting. The instructor, Shyla Esko Bare, knows this as she had trepidations before her first solo trip. But how glad she is that she overcame that fear and went for it! Shyla now loves independent travel. In this class, she will explore the realities, good and challenging, of solo international travel and give strategies for dealing with the fear of venturing forth and of feeling alone. Come build your travel confidence before you go abroad. Class topics include: tips for staying safe; selecting destinations; finding travel buddies; choosing transport and accommodation for one; and, optimizing your single travel budget. For travelers going independently or solo on tours. This is a TRAVEL CLASS through Portland Community College. To attend you must register with PCC. Tuition is $45. The class CRN number is 25253. To register call[masked] or go to https://www.pcc.edu/schedule/default.cfm?fa=dspCourse2&thisTerm=201902&crsCode=9WV600V&subjCode=9WV&crsNum=600V&topicCode=TRA&subtopicCode=WTE&crnList=25253

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  • Talk Travel - Cruising

    Rogue Eastside Pub & Pilot Brewery

    $4.00

    Cruise ship itineraries span the globe and people's reason for cruising vary. Some people like to easily reach multiple destinations. Some enjoy the scenery as they pass. While others are more interested in the on board activities than the destinations. The key to enjoying a cruise is finding one that matches your interests and that is going to give you the experience you want. Whether that be reaching small isolated islands, or partying all night with 5,000 other travelers. Travelers at our meetup often ask about cruising, and especially about finding travel buddies to go on a cruise with. If this interests you, come to this meetup to learn about the wide-range of cruise options and meet other people interested in water journeys. Our Speakers are Anne Berry and Angela Jocobus, an adventurous mother-daughter travel team. They are experts in going beyond the typical tourist experience, and help others do the same through their company Travel that Matters (http://travelthatmatters.net/). They recently wrote "In our conversations about travel, we keep noticing two types of travelers: Cruisers and NON-cruisers. Cruisers absolutely love everything big ships have to offer and can’t imagine a better way to travel. Non-cruisers would rather stick a fork in their eye than board a ship with thousands of people. To be honest, until recently, both Angela and I would have fallen into the latter category. Lately, though, we've had a change of heart. While we still prefer land-based and small-ship travel itineraries, we're much more intrigued by big-ship cruising than ever before. And that’s why we're the perfect people to dispel any preconceived ideas you might have—whether you're a cruiser, a non-cruiser or somewhere in between—because it's a whole new world out there." Talk Travels are free, however, all attendees are asked to donate $3 - $5 to cover meetup costs and buy the speakers a drink. We have reserved the Barrel Room at Rogue Eastside. Order your food/drink at the main bar and then join us. This room is a bit hard to find so ask the staff for directions. There is limited seating in the room, so ONLY RSVP IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND. It is important that we have an accurate headcount. If your plans change after signing up - go to Meetup.com and switch your RSVP. Talk Travels are often super popular and get wait-lists. So no showing is tough on other travelers, the speakers, and the venue. Please be considerate and honor your RSVP. Schedule: 5:30 - Barrel Room opens to our group 5:40 - 6:30 - General socializing with travelers (order food/drink) 6:30 - 6:40 - Group Announcements 6:40 - 7:30 - Presentation on Cruising Around the World 7:30 - 7:40 - Wrap up 7:40 - 8:00 Continue chatting with other travelers or our speakers, and settle your bill 8:00 - Head for home with visions of Cruise Ships floating in your head Meetup Hosts: Shyla and Dan Bare started this meetup group to hang-out with other travelers and to share the travel tips they learned while doing a seven-year trip around the world. They are also co-founders of Wild Spirit Travel (www.WildSpiritTravel.com) and have co-authored the best selling travel tips book on Amazon called the Before You Go Abroad Handbook (https://www.amazon.com/Before-You-Abroad-Handbook-International/dp/1537322346). Photos taken at the event may be used by Shyla & Dan Bare, or Wild Spirit Travel, in social media, websites, or print. They may promote future meetups, travel talks/classes, or general Wild Spirit Travel activities. By attending the event, you give consent to be in photos.

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  • Global Travel Social @ Verde Cocina in the Sylvan Highlands

    Verde Cocina at Sylvan Highlands

    $2.00

    No Fooling - we are going to meet April 1st to chat about world travel. This is a great opportunity to join fellow travel enthusiasts to share stories, ask questions, learn tips, and gain inspiration for future travel adventures. There is no formal presentation at our monthly socials - but as it is April Fools Day, it would be fun to hear funny travel stories. This is a free monthly event. However, all attendees are asked to donate $2 - $3 to cover our meetup expenses. Also, please support our venues by ordering food and/or drink. Verde Cocina saves a big space for our group in the back of the restaurant. Due to credit card fees, and the fact that we are such a big group all doing separate checks, THEY REQUEST PEOPLE PAY THEIR BILL IN CASH. This venue is tough to reach by public transport, but has plenty of free parking. It is important that I have an accurate headcount for this event. Please only sign up if you plan to attend. If you do sign up, and later you discover you can not attend, please switch your RSVP via meetup. It is very hard to organize with the venue if we have no-shows. Thank you in advance for honoring the RSVP system and our group. The start time for our Global Travel Social is flexible - turn up when you can and leave when you want. New to this group? Don't worry - this is a welcoming and friendly group of travelers. Some members have been around the world, others are preparing to get the first stamp in their passport. Photos taken at the event may be used by Shyla & Dan Bare, or Wild Spirit Travel, in social media, websites, or print. They may promote future meetups, travel talks/classes, or general Wild Spirit Travel activities. By attending the event, you give consent to be in photos.

  • Talk Travel - Scandinavia

    McMenamins Broadway Pub

    $4.00

    Scandinavia is comprised of Norway, Denmark and Sweden. Although each country is wonderfully unique, there is a flow of natural beauty, modern art, and friendly locals. On a trip here you can see fjords, mermaids, museums, castles, and so much more. Scandinavia has a reputation of being expensive to travel in. However, our main speakers tonight, Brianna and Aaron, will share beautiful photos as they explain how they traveled around Norway on a budget. This is a free event, however, we ask those attending to donate $3 - $5 to cover meetup costs and to buy the speakers a drink. We have reserved a private room at McMenamins on Broadway. Please order all food/drink from our server as we have minimums to meet for the room. Parking is limited on Broadway, so give yourself time to find a spot, or better yet take public transport. There is limited seating in the room, so ONLY RSVP IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND. It is important that we have an accurate headcount. If your plans change after signing up - go to Meetup.com and switch your RSVP. Talk Travels are often super popular and get wait-lists. So no showing is tough on other travelers, the speakers, and the venue. Please be considerate and honor your RSVP. Our Speakers: Aaron and Brianna Shade are preparing to embark on a year-long journey around the world. They plan to prove that this big world is smaller than you think! You can follow their trip at Big Tiny World Travel (https://bigtinyworld.com). There you can also read blogs about the international adventures they have already taken - including traveling around Norway. Plus, you can check out Brianna's travel photos at LotsaSmiles Photography (https://lotsasmilesphoto.com/.) Meetup Hosts: Shyla and Dan Bare started this meetup group to hang-out with other travelers and to share the travel tips they learned while doing a seven-year trip around the world. They are also co-founders of Wild Spirit Travel (www.WildSpiritTravel.com) and have co-authored the best selling travel tips book on Amazon called the Before You Go Abroad Handbook (https://www.amazon.com/Before-You-Abroad-Handbook-International/dp/1537322346). Schedule: 5:30 - Restaurant opens to our group 5:45 - 6:30 - General socializing with travelers (order food/drink) 6:30 - Group Announcements 6:40 - 7:30 - Presentation on Norway, Denmark, & Sweden 7:30 - Wrap up 7:40 - 8:00 Continue chatting with travelers, our speaker, and settle your bill 8:00 - Head for home dreaming of traveling in Scandinavia Photos taken at the event may be used by Shyla & Dan Bare, or Wild Spirit Travel, in social media, websites, or print. They may promote future meetups, travel talks/classes, or general Wild Spirit Travel activities. By attending the event, you give consent to be in photos.

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  • Global Travel Social @ Lucky Lab in the Pearl District

    Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

    $2.00

    Calling all world travelers and travel dreamers. Join fellow travel enthusiasts for a discussion about travel. Enthrall others with a story or two from your past global explorations. Share your ideas, plans, questions or concerns for your next international adventure. Or simply listen to the adventures of others. There is no agenda for our monthly Global Travel social, just great conversation about travel around the globe! New to this group? Don't worry - this is a welcoming and friendly bunch of travelers. Some members have been around the world, others are preparing to get the first stamp in their passport. This is a free monthly event. However, all attendees are asked to donate $2 - $3 to cover meetup.com expenses. Also, please support the venue by ordering food and/or drink. We often use free private rooms, so it is important to spend something at the venue. AND if you RSVP for the Global Travel Social, please attend. In order to have good relationships with our venues, it helps to have an accurate headcount. If your plans change simply switch your meetup RSVP. The start time for our Global Travel Social is flexible - turn up when you can and leave when you want. The location for our socials changes each month. Most meetups are in Portland, but we also meet in Beaverton, Vancouver and elsewhere. It is best not to RSVP until the location has been announced - usually a month or two before the event. This month, we will be at the Lucky Lab in the Pearl District. Meetup organizers will get there early to grab tables. Look for the meetup signs, or just listen for talk about exotic destinations near and far. Parking near the Lucky Lab can be tight. Give yourself time to find a spot, or better yet, come by public transport. Photos taken at the event may be used by Shyla & Dan Bare, or Wild Spirit Travel, in social media, websites, or print. They may promote future meetups, travel talks/classes, or general Wild Spirit Travel activities. By attending the event, you give consent to be in photos.

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  • Talk Travel - Top Destinations 2019

    B.O.R.C. British Overseas Restaurant Corporation

    $3.00

    Wondering where to go in 2019? Find out the Top Travel Destinations of 2019 from International Travel Expert, Shyla Esko Bare. At this annual Talk Travel, she will share the top spots according to industry research and our meetup vibe. This is a free event, however, we ask those attending to donate $3 - $5 to cover meetup costs and to buy the speakers a drink. We will be at the British Overseas Restaurant Corp (BORC). They have recently changed their name to Fika Cafe, same address 4120 N Williams. Fika is a Swedish term loosely defined as coffee break, however, it is more about socializing. This fits our group as socializing is an important part of our travel meetups. This restaurant will be open just for our group, so please support them by ordering food and/or drink. Street parking in the area is free, but limited, so give yourself time to find a spot, or better yet take public transport. There is limited seating at all our meetups, so ONLY RSVP IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND. It is important that we have an accurate headcount. If your plans change after signing up - go to Meetup.com and switch your RSVP. Talk Travels are often super popular and get wait-lists. So no showing is tough on other travelers, the speakers, and the venue. Please be considerate and honor your RSVP. Photos taken at the event may be used by Shyla & Dan Bare, or Wild Spirit Travel, in social media, websites, or print. They may promote future meetups, travel talks/classes, or general Wild Spirit Travel activities. By attending the event, you give consent to be in photos. Our Speakers & Meetup Hosts: Shyla Esko Bare is an International Travel Expert and co-founders of Wild Spirit Travel (www.WildSpiritTravel.com). She has been traveling internationally since University, when she dropped out of college to backpack solo around Australia. Shyla now teaches how-to travel classes at Portland Community College, Clark College, Multnomah Athletic Club, and other venues. She co-authored the best selling travel tips book on Amazon called the Before You Go Abroad Handbook (https://www.amazon.com/Before-You-Abroad-Handbook-International/dp/1537322346) Shyla, with her husband Dan, started this meetup group to hang-out with other travelers and to share the travel tips they learned while doing a seven-year trip around the world. There most recent trip, to the Philippines. Schedule: 5:30 - Restaurant opens to our group 5:40 - 6:40 - General socializing with travelers (order food/drink) 6:40 - Group Announcements 6:45 - 7:30 - Presentation on Top Travel Destinations for 2019 (includes Q/A) 7:30 - Wrap up 7:40 - 8:10 Continue chatting with travelers, our speaker, and settle your bill 8:10 - Head for home dreaming of travel destinations around-the-world

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  • Travel Class ($) - Secrets to Using Technology Abroad

    Portland Community College - CLIMB Center

    Planning to travel internationally with a smartphone or tablet? Don't go without knowing if your phone will work overseas, the best cellular options for your phone, and if getting a local SIM card is right for you. Class also covers how to make free Wi-Fi calls, travel apps, internet security, how-to charge safely and backing up abroad. Bring your phone or tablet for in-class help. Taught by Dan Bare, an IT expert who has traveled around the world, and Shyla Bare also an avid world traveler. For the first time ever, this popular travel class is extended for two-weeks. This will give students more opportunities to ask questions and practice with the tech between classes! Course is Thursday, February 21 and 28. To attend, you must register with Portland Community College. Tuition is $45. To register click here https://www.pcc.edu/schedule/default.cfm?fa=dspCourse2&thisTerm=201901&crsCode=9WV600J&subjCode=9WV&crsNum=600J&topicCode=TRA&subtopicCode=WTE&crnList=16945 or call[masked]. The class CRN is 16945. What previous students have said: "Great class, important info to know, now I feel confident about using technology abroad." Janyce "Explanations were very helpful. Lots of great tips. Dynamic speakers." Debra "A MUST before traveling overseas with a phone." Judi "Great tech/travel strategies presented in an engaging way! Well worth the time - thanks." Greg

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  • Global Travel Social @ Ben's Bottle Shop in Vancouver

    Ben's Bottle Shop

    $2.00

    Calling all world travelers and travel dreamers. Join your fellow travel enthusiasts for monthly discussions about all things travel! enthrall others with a story or two from your past global explorations. Share your ideas, plans, questions or concerns for your next international adventure. Or simply enjoy a drink while listening to the adventures of others. There is no agenda for our monthly Global Travel social, just great conversation about travel around the world! New to this group? Don't worry - this is a welcoming and friendly group of travelers. Some members have been around the world, others are preparing to get the first stamp in their passport. This is a free monthly event. However, all attendees are asked to donate $2 - $3 to cover our meetup expenses. Also, please support our venues by ordering food and/or drink. We often use free private rooms, so it is important to spend something at the venue. AND if you RSVP for the Global Travel Social, please attend. In order to have good relationships with our venues, it helps to have an accurate headcount. If your plans change simply switch your meetup RSVP. The start time for our Global Travel Social is flexible - turn up when you can and leave when you want. Photos taken at the event may be used by Shyla & Dan Bare, or Wild Spirit Travel, in social media, websites, or print. They may promote future meetups, travel talks/classes, or general Wild Spirit Travel activities. By attending the event, you give consent to be in photos.