Talk Travel - Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, & Colombia

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51 people went

Every 3rd Tuesday of the month

Price: $4.00 /per person


4120 N Williams Ave · Portland, OR

How to find us

We have the entire restaurant reserved. Please support the venue by ordering food and/or drink.

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Is Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands, or Colombia on your bucket list?
They are on mine. That is why this month, at our Talk Travel meetup, we will have travelers that have been to these exotic South American countries come share their experiences. From llama encounters to colonial towns, find out what people love about this region of the world.

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 all of Fika Restaurant. Please support the venue, by ordering food and/or drink at the event. This is a small venue, and the line to order can get long, so please allow time for that. Parking in the area is free but limited.

ONLY RSVP IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND. In order to partner with our venue, it is important that we 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.

Our Speakers:
Caitlin Murray, is the owner of Purposeful Nomad, a tour company that pushes beyond the tourist facade to provide authentic experiences that not only gives travelers an adventure of a lifetime, but also provides an opportunity to explore in a way that empowers local communities. Caitlin lives in Portland, but regularly travels to exotic destinations around the world, including Ecuador a country she has a special fondness for.

Other travelers that have been to Colombia, Galapagos, and Ecuador will also be there to share stories and tips.

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 ( and have co-authored the best selling travel tips book on Amazon called the Before You Go Abroad Handbook (

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 Ecuador, Galapagos, Colombia
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 to exotic lands in South America

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.