Friday, January 17, 2020
Wondering where to go in 2020? Find out the Top Travel Destinations 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 $5 to cover meetup costs and to buy the speakers a drink. We will be at the Rogue Eastside Pub in the Barrel Room. Please plan to support the venue by ordering food and/or drink. Tuesday is Tiki Night for Rouge Members (membership is free). If you wear a Tiki shirt, you will get a discount. Order at the main bar, then come find our group. There is free street parking in the area, or better yet take public transport.
There is limited seating in the Barrel 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. We give the venue our final headcount the Friday before the meetup, so need to know who is attending by then.
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 was to the Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam.
5:30 - Barrel Room opens to our group
6:00 - 6:30 - General socializing with travelers (order food/drink)
6:35 - Group Announcements
6:40 - 7:30 - Presentation on Top Travel Destinations for 2020 (includes Q/A)
7:30 - Wrap up
7:40 - 8:00 Continue chatting with travelers, our speaker, and settle your bill
8:10 - Head for home dreaming of travel destinations around-the-world