Thursday, August 20th from 5:30-7:30pm

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Networking and Beverages: 5:30pm
Presentation: 6:00pm
Entry: FREE
Raffle Prize: Icelandic gift bag from Icelandair plus Arc'teryx Gear
Discounts: Reduced price on escorted tours to Namibia, Ethiopia, Australia and Zimbabwe


The Adventure Hub & Winery
2960 4th Ave South
Seattle, WA 98134

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About Escape Your Everyday
This free monthly adventure travel series brings travel experts to The Adventure Hub & Winery in SoDo to share their experiences in some of the most exciting and unusual destinations for the adventurous traveler. Be sure to join our Escape Your Everyday Travel Series Group on Facebook to stay in the adventure loop and share your own adventures. For more information on international escapes with EverGreen Escapes, check out our NEW international website. We hope to see you at one of our upcoming events!




In the middle of the Atlantic ocean is a volcanic island full of unique scenery and sensibilities that distinguish Iceland from any other country.  The intersection between the North American and European continents make for majestic natural wonders, from the Snaefellsjökull volcano, to the namesake Geysir, to the powerful Gulfoss Waterfall. This environment has been harnessed by Celtic and Viking stocks for centuries. Today, geothermal volatility is converted into clean energy, cold waters into a robust fishing industry, and spacious settings into a tourism destination built around getting outdoors.

Iceland is an adventure enthusiasts dream, from glacier hiking, whale watching, horseback riding, birdwatching, viewing the Northern Lights, seal colony sitings or snorkeling the crystal-clear rift between the continental plates. Many of the country's iconic attractions are a close drive from the largest city of Reykjavik, such as the Blue Lagoon and the Golden Circle.  Traveling around the country are not to be missed destinations, like Snaefellsjökull National Park, Húsavík, Lake Mývatn, and Vatnajökoll National Park.

Learn the unexpected delights of Iceland at the next installment of the Escape Your Everyday Adventure Travel Series.  A complimentary flight of Elsom Cellars award-winning wines and Icelandic edible specialties will be served plus event attendees will be able to join a raffle for am Icelandic gift bag from Icelandair and gear from Arc'teryx.  Icelandair's, Liz Johnson, will showcase their year-round non-stop service from Seattle and seasonal service from Portland and Vancouver to Iceland, serving the Pacific Northwest since 2009 to their home country and beyond to one of 25 European destinations.







Meet the Experts | Seamus Hogg & Kirsten Gardner

Seamus Hogg is an Escape Artist that grew up in Chicago but spent many of the weekends of his youth exploring the lakes and trails (and later microbrews) of Wisconsin with his family. Unforgettable trips to Europe, Japan, China, Costa Rica, Peru, and throughout the US, inspired him to apply his marketing experience in the travel industry. He completed a Master’s Degree in Sustainable Tourism at The George Washington University and spent a summer guiding backpacking trips in Bolivia and winter/spring in Greenland working with the national tourism board.

One of our guest speakers this evening is also Evergreen Escapes International Travel Specialist, Kirsten Gardner, who has led and planned trips abroad for nearly a decade and has guided trekking and culinary tours in both Latin America, Europe and the United States.

Let's Escape!

Jake and the Evergreen Escape Artists