Talk Travel - Philippines a nation of 7,000 islands

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Respond by 11:00 AM on 1/29.

14 spots left.

Price: $3.00 /per person

Rogue Eastside Pub & Pilot Brewery

928 Southeast 9th Avenue · Portland, OR

How to find us

We will be in a private room called the Barrel Room. Order food/drink at the main bar and ask the staff to give you directions.

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The Philippines is a nation of over 7000 islands. It is famous for diving, beautiful beaches, and unique animals. But, it is also known for crowded cities and headhunting tribes. Hear what the Philippines are like from travelers who will have just returned. Shyla & Dan will share their experience at this month's Talk Travel.

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 Rogue Eastside. Please order all food/drink at the main bar, and ask for directions to the Barrel Room. It is a little tricky to find. 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 in the room so ONLY RSVP IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND. It is important that I have an accurate headcount. If your plans change after signing up - go to 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 & Dan Bare are International Travel Experts and co-founders of Wild Spirit Travel ( After their most recent trip to the Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam, they will have visited 75 countries around-the-world. They teach how-to travel classes at Portland Community College, Clark College, Multnomah Athletic Club, and other venues. They have a best selling travel tips book on Amazon called the Before You Go Abroad Handbook (

Shyla & 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.

5:30 - Room Opens
5:40 - 6:40 - General socializing with travelers (order food/drink from our room server)
6:40 - Group Announcements
6:45 - 7:30 - Presentation on traveling to the Philippines (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 The Philippines a nation of 7000 Islands