Travel classes, seminars

Rick Steves’ Europe Through the Back Door hosts free travel classes from 10 to 11:30 a.m. (unless otherwise noted) most Saturdays at the Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St., Edmonds.

  • Holiday Travel in the Alps with Dave Hoerlein, 6 p.m. Dec. 4.
  • Italy with Julie Coen, Dec. 6.
  • Travel Agent 101 with Elizabeth Holmes, noon to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 6.
  • What’s New in Europe for 2009 with Rick Steves, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11.
  • London with Lauren Mills, Dec. 13.
  • Beginning German for Travelers with Gretchen Strauch, noon to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 13.
  • Sicily &South Italy with Julie Coen, Jan. 3.
  • Digital travel photography with Patricia Ridenour, noon to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 3.
  • Istanbul: Where East Meets West with Mary Ann Cameron, 6 to 7 p.m. Jan. 8.
  • Croatia and Slovenia with Cameron Hewitt, Jan. 10.
  • Amsterdam, Bruges and Brussels with Gene Openshaw, 6 to 7 p.m. Jan. 15.

    Reservations are recommended. Call 425-771-8303, ext. 298, or go to

    The Savvy Traveler offers travel seminars at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. most Saturdays at 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds.

  • French for travelers, 6 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 8 through Feb. 5.
  • Tantalizing Thailand and amazing Angkor, 10 a.m. Jan. 10.
  • East Africa- Wildlife &Cultural Safari, 1 p.m. Jan 10.
  • Discover Bhutan, a Himalayan kingdom, 10 a.m. Jan 17.
  • Discover Northern India, 1 p.m. Jan 17.
  • Nepal, 10 a.m. Jan. 31.
  • Trans-Siberian: Moscow to Vladivostok, 1 p.m. Jan. 31.

    Classes are free; reservations recommended. Call 425-744-6076, 877-225-1994, or go to

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