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

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

Tuesday, January 6th, 7 pm – CANCELLED:  Successful Trekking: Machu Pichu, Nepal, Patagonia, & El Camino de Santiago with Sheri Goodwin

Rescheduled for February 10th

Tuesday, January 13th, 7 pm – Uncharted Peru with Tammy Leland of Crooked Trails

Explore the magical people and places of Peru! Join Crooked Trails Co-Founder ,Tammy Leland, as she leads you on a journey in time and place to discover ancient and modern cultures of Peru.  Journey to the Andes, The Amazon, the Desert and the Coast and learn ways you can give back as you travel.  Crooked Trails is an educational non-profit organization
 helping people broaden their understanding of the impact of travel on the world’s cultures and ecosystems 
through educational outreach and sustainable travel programs. Tammy Leland has spent more than 22 years traveling, living and working in Peru.  It is her second home and she is passionate about sharing her love for everything Peru with others.

Tuesday, January 20th, 7 pmCentral Asia (The Five “Stans”) with Umit Dogan

For over two millennia, Central Asia has formed a bridge between Europe and Asia, mingling people and trade goods along the thoroughfare that came to be known as the Silk Road.  Join Umit Dogan from Treasures of Travel to experience truly captivating Central Asia’s history combined with stunning scenery, the heartwarming generous instinctive hospitality of the people; haunting feeling of local atmosphere of the ancient trading posts and the evidence of nomadic empires.  Discover the inheritance of colorful art and crafts, fabled cities, traditions, cuisine and many more things beyond that which this part of the world got thanks to being one of the major parts on the legendary trade route.

Tuesday, January 27th, 7 pm – Tramping in New Zealand with Cheryl Talbert

To a PNW resident, New Zealand has the comfortable fit of a favorite well-worn pair of gloves.  The country offers up a wonderful mix of the familiar and the exotic, a tremendous variety of natural wonders and striking beauty, and the relaxed warmth and friendliness of people who share our passion for active backcountry pursuits.  Best of all:  summer in the midst of our dreary Northwest winter!  Cheryl Talbert, a Global Adventures leader from the Mountaineers, will take you on a visual journey of some of the country’s loveliest walking tracks, including the iconic Milford, the Abel Tasman, the Kepler, and the Routeburn; through the stark glacial terrain of Mount Cook National Park; and around the volcano wonderland of the Tongariro Northern Circuit.   Along the way, find out about the passionate efforts the Kiwis are undertaking to protect and recover some of their endangered native species.

Tuesday, February 3rd, 7 pmThe Ancient Silk Road with Umit Dogan

For years the art, old crafts, and cultural traditions of the gems of the Silk Road, West China and Central Asia, lay undiscovered.  Now we have the opportunity to experience what many travelers and merchants did for thousands of years.  Join Umit Dogan from Treasures of Travel to learn more about what this destinations could offer, including the beautiful mountain scenery, the unforgettable Caravansaries, the heritage of deep rooted ethnic people, the fabled cities with their intriguing cuisine, magnificent art and crafts,  and the joyful people in their colorful local costumes who love to dance and sing with big smile.  The combination of these six countries offers an unforgettable cross-cultural travel experience as you discover their ethnic, linguistic, and cultural background.

Tuesday, February 10th, 7 pm –  Successful Trekking: Machu Pichu, Nepal, Patagonia, & El Camino de Santiago with Sheri Goodwin

Discover the top 3 ways to prepare for a successful trekking adventure! Learn what it takes to hike into magnificent Machu Pichu, in the breathtaking Annapurna region of Nepal, across Spain along the Camino de Santiago, and through the wilds of Patagonia!  Sheri Goodwin, of Transformational Journeys, will introduce you to appropriate ways to train for your dream journey, and give you tips on finding the best shoes for your feet and how to pack smart & light.  Sheri’s multiple trekking adventures have inspired her to help others have pain free and rewarding life changing journeys!  Sheri Goodwin taught and coached in the Shoreline School District for 13 years before starting her dream business, Transformational Journeys.  She holds a Master’s in Education and a Bachelor’s in Physical Education with an Endorsement in Health from the University of Puget Sound, and is a Personal Trainer through National Personal Training Institute.