Free in-store events at our store in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood:

Wide World Books & Maps
4411 Wallingford Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

Saturday, October 3rd, 9 am Solo Travelers

This informal gathering is for travelers who meet and learn from each other’s travel experiences and share wisdom learned on the road.  This group meets each month on the 1st Saturday.

Tuesday, October 6th, 7 pm – No Event

Tuesday, October 13th, 7 pm – Patagonia with Evelyn Salinas

Evelyn Salinas, a native of Punta Arenas, Chile, has been leading adventure trips through Chilean Patagonia for more than nine ​years, and has hiked on almost all the continents on earth.  After moving to Seattle, she founded Crux Expeditions, which offers unique trips to explore Patagonia and its abundant vistas and wildlife, enjoying glaciers, mountains, whales, penguins, and herds of guanacos. These trips may also include other areas of Chile, Machu Picchu, or the Peruvian Amazon.  Her trips inspire travelers to connect with nature, with one’s self, and with fellow adventurers.  Evelyn helps travelers enjoy kayaking, hiking on ice, horseback riding, or daylong trekking, regardless of their level of previous experience, accompanied at all times by experienced guides. In this presentation, Evelyn will reveal Patagonia’s beauty through stunning photographs of the region, exploring Patagonia’s biodiversity and adventure opportunities.  Come and enjoy this presentation of a truly magical place.

Saturday, October 17th, 9 am – Gutsy Women

This informal gathering is for women to meet and learn from each other’s travel experiences and share wisdom learned on the road.  This group meets each month on the 3rd Saturday.

Tuesday, October 20th, 7 pm – Discover Wild Western China with Karen Joy Fletcher

Let’s go to CHINA!   During this presentation we’ll travel to Wild Western China and back and experience the magic of a land of natural wonders, ancient alchemical mysteries, and generous hearts! Through stunning images, videos, and fun stories, Karen Joy Fletcher will talk about previous China Qigong & Wilderness treks in the Tibetan Plateau and Yunnan and describe her upcoming China qigong and trekking adventure trips for 2016.  These trips are led by two adventurous women ~ Szu-ting, a Taiwan native, professional rock climber, and author, and Karen, an anthropologist, writer and Qigong instructor ~ who met and synthesized a dream that combines their shared love of the wilderness, China, Chinese culture, and for active adventures that create lasting connections and inner transformations. Both fluent in English and Chinese, they love facilitating peoples’ journeys to the beautiful lands of Western China in a way that creates an experience of a lifetime.  Both trips are active journeys and combine travel, trekking, and a unique opportunity to study qigong in the Wild Lands from which this practice was birthed. One offers hiking, local herb gathering, and qigong in the Oriental Alps Wonderland, a Tibetan region of Sichuan Province, and the other offers hiking, biking, and qigong through some spectacular lakes, mountains, and one of the last matriarchal societies in Yunnan Province. Both trips include unique cultural immersion with local peoples, events, and flavorful cuisines.

Tuesday, October 27th, 7 pm – How to Take Great Travel Photos with Jim & Magrit Nilsen

Jim & Magrit Nilsen of Photography Travel Tours will present a talk and slideshow on some of the photographic highlights of Tuscany, Cinque Terre, Venice, the Dolomites, Provence, Croatia and Slovenia. Join them for this informative talk and learn some tips from the pros on how to create stunning photographs. Jim, who lives in Edmonds, Washington, has been a full-time professional travel and fine-art photographer for over 20 years.