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Shyla Esko Bare
International Travel Coach, Wild Spirit Travel
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Member for 8 Years
Joined September 2015
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Portland to Seattle
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About me

My first solo international trip was to Australia when I was 20. Now, I have traveled to 75 countries on six continents. I have also lived in Scotland, Australia, Thailand and Mexico. I love exploring the globe and learning about different cultures. I now teach people how to travel abroad through twenty different "how-to" travel classes, my husband and I teach at colleges in the Pacific Northwest. We also have a best-selling travel tip book out called the "Before You Go Abroad Handbook." I also run a Portland-based travel meetup group, with over 6000 members.

I truly believe international travel can change the world for the better. As such, I strive to help travel dreamers gain the confidence to Travel Smarter, Travel Safer, Travel Now.

Why did you join the community?

I spent seven years traveling around-the-world. Now I am an International Travel Coach, teaching people how to travel abroad.

What is your favorite travel destination?

Bolivia, Tanzania, New Zealand, Indonesia (especially Sumatra), Turkey, Mexico... and so many other places too!

Where do you dream of traveling to?

Brazil, Belarus, Burkina Faso... and any other country around the world I have not yet been too.

What was your first travel job?

Blogged for fun when traveling around the world. Have now started a travel coaching business - Wild Spirit Travel.

What do you want to learn more about?

How to connect with travel agents so we can work together to create classes that will inspire timid travelers to journey fourth and see the world!

Three words that describe why we should travel?

Inspiration, friendships, fun