Talk Travel - Work, Study, Retire Abroad

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Every 3rd Tuesday of the month until January 14, 2019

Price: $5.00 /per person

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

4120 North Williams Avenue · Portland

How to find us

We have the entire restaurant for our meetup group. Be sure to check in with meetup organizers when you arrive.

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Ever dreamed of being more than a tourist? This month, we are going to explore what it is like to work, study, and retire abroad. This will be a panel discussion from people who have done this.

This is a free meetup, however, we ask for a $3 - $5 donation from all attending to cover costs and buy our panel presenters a beer. We also ask that attendees support the venue by purchasing food and/or drink. The British Overseas Restaurant Corp is staying open only for our group - so we will have the entire restaurant.

There is limited seating, 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, preferably by the Friday before as that is when I give final numbers to the venue. Talk Travels are often super popular and have wait-lists. So, no showing is tough on other travelers, the speaker, and the venue. Please be considerate and honor your RSVP.

Our Panel:
Rachel Crockford has just returned from nine months in New Zealand. There she worked sorting apples. To do this, she had a working holiday visa.

Dan Bare has worked in Scotland, studied in Australia, and lived in Thailand on a "pre-retirement" visa.

Mary Marten is preparing to retire to Portugal. She has done extensive research on how to do this and will share what she has learned.

Our Meetup Hosts:
Shyla & Dan Bare are International Travel Experts and co-founders of Wild Spirit Travel ( They 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.

5:30 - Room Opens
5:40 - 6:40 - General socializing with travelers (order food/drink)
6:40 - Group Announcements
6:45 - 7:30 - Presentation and Q/A
7:30 - Wrap up
7:40 - 8:00 Continue chatting with other travelers and the speakers
8:00 - Settle your bill and head for home dreaming of working, studying, or retiring abroad

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.