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January 24 Travel Seminar: Turkey-Crossroads of Civilization January 24th @ 10:00 AM - The Savvy Traveler (Edmonds, WA) will be hosting a travel seminar on the Turkey - Crossroads of Civilization presented by Wildland Adventures President Kurt Kutay. More about the event:  Wildland Adventures takes you from the modern age into the past to discover authentic travel opportunities in Turkey on routes used by ancient silk and spice traders between Europe and the Far East. Turkey was a land coveted by many conquerors, each successive empire leaving its mark on the culture, folklore and way of life. Twenty-first century Turkey is a modern, secular and western-oriented republic, best represented by the contemporary bustling city of Istanbul. And, still the grandeur of Asia Minor predominates everywhere. Wildland Adventures' founder, Kurt Kutay, who is of Turkish heritage, will share stories from their travels walking through Istanbul, hiking and hot air ballooning in Cappadocia, visiting an Imam at a mosque...
February 28 Travel Seminar: Travel to Argentina February 28 @ 10:00 AM - The Savvy Traveler (Edmonds, WA) will be hosting a travel seminar on Travel to Argentina: Seamlessly combining various regions within one trip presented by Wildland Adventures South America Program Director Gretchen Traut. More about the event: Planning your first trip to the wine and tango capital of South America? Or maybe you've had a taste of Buenos Aires' vibrant culture and you want to now dive back in for a more extensive Argentine adventure? Argentina is a country that is as long as the United States is wide, covering numerous geographical regions and landscapes. When planning a 10-14 day trip, it can often be daunting trying to figure out just how to see it ALL. Having lived between Argentina and Seattle for almost nine years, South America Program Director, Gretchen Traut, will share experiences, tantalizing images and useful information on the different regions of...

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March 7 Travel Seminar: Adventures in Morocco Saturday, March 7 @ 10:00 AM - The Savvy Traveler (Edmonds, WA) will be hosting a travel seminar on Adventures in Morocco presented by Wildland Adventures Founder Kurt Kutay. More About the Event Travel to Morocco on an all encompassing odyssey following ancient caravan routes of the Maghreb. This program delves deep into the exotic culture and diverse landscapes from the walled Imperial Cities seemingly suspended in time, through scenic high-Atlas Mountain passes and cliff-clinging kasbahs, among remarkably well preserved Roman ruins, and riding camels through the shifting dunes of the mighty Sahara to our camp in the desert. Colorful and vibrant Marrakech and the medieval souks of the Fez medina are introductions to Morocco's rich culture of art and craft. What really makes a Morocco Wildland Adventure extraordinary are connections in local communities and the gregarious hospitality, flavorful cuisine and lavish Moorish-style of the boutique accommodations. Our in-depth exploration...
March 28 Travel Seminar: Tigers And Palaces of India March 28 @ 10:00 AM - The Savvy Traveler (Edmonds, WA) will be hosting a travel seminar on the Tigers and Palaces of India presented by Wildland Adventures President Kurt Kutay.  More about the event: To quote Paul William Roberts, India is the "Empire of the Soul.” Wildland Adventures’ Director, Kurt Kutay, has traveled extensively throughout India and will share his experiences searching for the elusive Bengal tiger, on the Ganges in Varanasi, exploring Rajasthan, and on to the soaring temples, tropical Malabar backwaters and plantations of the Spice Hills in the south. The program features segments of an action-packed documentary movie produced by an Indian filmmaker of Wildland's Tigers and Travels adventure to the tiger parks in Madhya Pradesh (including exceptional footage of tigers), the deserts, villages, historic cities and majestic forts and opulent palaces of Rajasthan, the Taj Mahal, the spiritual city of Varanasi. Kurt will share his personal...
April 25 Travel Seminar: Africa in Focus - Our Favorite Spots Saturday, April 25th @ 10:00 AM - The Savvy Traveler (Edmonds, WA) will be hosting a travel seminar on Africa in Focus- Our Favorite Spots presented by Wildland Adventures Africa Program Director Jeff Stivers. More About the Event Planning an African safari? Trying to decide which countries, destinations, parks and style of safari are right for you? Join Wildland Adventures Africa Program Director, Jeff Stivers, for a detailed discussion of his favorite safari locations and brand new itineraries pushing the frontiers of wildlife exploration on the continent. In particular, he'll discuss Botswana's vast Okavango Delta and which locations make a sublime pairing, what it means do to a walking safari in Zambia, the undiscovered parks of Western Tanzania, and how to have true cultural immersion with the Maasai in Kenya's Merrueshi village. Learn from his personal experiences and insight on the best times to travel, where to avoid crowds, how...
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