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

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

Tuesday, October 14th, 7 pm – Indochina: Cambodia, Laos, & Vietnam with Pam Perry

Come take a visual journey though Indochina… from the majesty and grandeur of the temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, to the peaceful UNESCO-protected town of Luang Prabang in Laos, to the history and vibrant culture of Vietnam in Hanoi, to the dramatic karst landscapes in Halong Bay. Southeast Asia is full of culture, history, wonder, and nature.  You’ll learn about Cambodia’s history, the builders of Angkor Wat, the Mekong River culture, and Buddhist monks in Laos; be enchanted by the wonder of “old” Hanoi; and be awed by the stunning landscapes of Halong Bay. Join Pam Perry of Grand Asian Journeys as she shares photos and stories of her favorite places.

Saturday, October 18th, 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. Bring your coffee and your questions! This group meets each month on the 3rd Saturday.

Tuesday, October 21st, 7 pm – The Way of St. Frances: Assisi to Rome with Sheri Goodwin

Local trek trainer and owner of Transformational Journeys, Sheri Goodwin, will teach you everything you need to know to walk the 150 miles of the Way of St. Frances.  She will inspire you with stories and photography from her 12-day journey through the forested hills, valleys of olive orchards, and scenic medieval villages of Central Italy.  You will learn what to pack, when to go, routes, and places to stay along the way.  Sheri will also provide training insights for this physically demanding adventure, so that you don’t just survive your journey, you THRIVE!  Come learn about this great alternative to the Camino de Santiago!

Tuesday, October 28th, 7 pmChina with Jennifer Spatz of Global Family Travels

Join Jennifer Spatz of Global Family Travels to learn about a few of their tours of China:

  • China: Learn, Serve, Immerse tour provides amazing opportunities for travelers to work with wildlife in a Sichuan panda sanctuary, and to live and work with a host family while participating in a community service project with local villagers of the Qiang Minority culture in Sichuan Province.
  • Discover China – A Photo Tour: China is a dazzling destination for any photographer. Accompanying Global Family Travels on the journey is an internationally-renowned photographer and China expert who will help you capture the beauty of China through your own personal lens.

Besides visiting some of its best-loved destinations, such as the Great Wall and the Terracotta Warriors, you will have the chance to learn about local customs and culture.

Saturday, November 1st, 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.