It’s been a long winter. Wouldn’t you love to get away?
Check out the Travel & Adventure Show in Philly this weekend to plan your next vacation— or if you’re like me and a real vacay isn’t in the cards right now, to fill up the dream board for “someday, hopefully soon.” The Travel & Adventure Show is the U.S.’s largest series of consumer travels show and it’s at the Pennsylvania Convention Center this weekend, March 21st and 22nd.
- a virtual “who’s who” of the travel industry will be presenting, including Samantha Brown, Phil Keoghan, Todd Carmichael, Joe Rosendo and Patricia Schultz.
- travel experts from Aruba to Africa, Maine to New Zealand and Delaware to the Dominican Republic will be ready to help you plan the trip of a lifetime or a weekend getaway. Many will offer travel deals and show specials that you can only find at the show
- the event’s National TV Media Sponsor the Travel Channel will be on hand with a fun, interactive booth and travel experts
- entertainment lineup will include a stage of cultural performances, world-renowned chefs & food tastings
- fun-for-the-entire-family interactive exhibits and hands-on activities, like a 15,000 gallon heated scuba dive pool, Segways to ride and a rock climbing wall
Keynote Speaker Highlights:
Samantha Brown, Travel Channel Host
Presentation: Then and Now: How Travel Has Changed
Samantha Brown has spent more than a decade at Travel Channel. Her travel goal is to always show that if she can do it, you can do it. With years of experience being on the road, she takes a look back at just how much the travel world has changed. She touches on such topics as the evolution of using an app to book a flight (from the days of calling airlines) to the change in what motivates people to travel.
Saturday, 11:00am; Sunday, 1:00pm – Autograph signing immediately following the session.
Joseph Rosendo, Host, PBS Series Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope®
Presentation: Travel as a Life Changing Adventure
Award-winning travel journalist and Emmy-winning director and travel host Joseph Rosendo takes his audience on a journey of discovery, beginning humorously with Joseph’s first trip abroad and culminates with exciting and heart-warming encounters in India, Guatemala, Bhutan and Africa. There are prizes for Travel Trivia winners but, above all, the aim of Joseph’s appearance is to celebrate the world’s diversity by honoring the knowledge, integrity and ingenuity of our global neighbors and engendering a mutual empathy and understanding.
Saturday, 12:45pm – Autograph signing immediately following the session.
Phil Keoghan, Host/Co-Executive Producer, The Amazing Race & Author, No Opportunity Wasted
Presentation: NOW: No Opportunity Wasted
Join Phil Keoghan as he takes you on a journey through his travel adventures around the globe and shares his passion for living life and fulfilling dreams. Hear how Phil’s NOW (No Opportunity Wasted) philosophy helps in setting life goals and seizing every day.
Saturday, 2:00pm – Autograph signing immediately following the session.
Patricia Schultz. Best-selling Author 1,000 Places to See Before You Die and 1,000 Places to See in the USA & Canada Before You Die
Presentation: 1,000 Places to See Before You Die
Best-selling travel author and TV producer Patricia Schultz discusses some of her favorite destinations followed by a signing of her books.
Saturday, 3:45pm; Sunday, 2:30pm – Autograph signing immediately following the session.
Todd Carmichael, Host of Travel Channel’s “Dangerous Grounds”, Adventurer, Entrepreneur and Coffee Crusader
Presentation: Business Trip or Leisurely Vacation? Why Not Both!
As co-founder of La Colombe and as the host of Travel Channel’s “Dangerous Grounds: New Territory,” Todd Carmichael treks across the globe in search of the best coffee beans. Unlike most executives, Todd also serves as La Colombe’s main coffee sourcer. This means regular international trips almost every month of the year. It’s all just another day at the office for Todd, but he makes sure it doesn’t feel like work. In this session, Todd shares how he incorporates ways to make business travel feel more like fun travel.
Sunday, 11:30am – Autograph signing immediately following the session.
Additional travel seminars will include: Destination specific sessions on New Zealand, Cuba, Italy, India, Alaska, as well as “Travel Tips” oriented sessions on photography, volunteer vacationing, packing tips, ways to travel better and the latest on travel gadgets. Full list of speakers here.
Saturday, March 21st, 10am – 5pm and Sunday, March 22nd, 11am – 4pm
Pennsylvania Convention Center (Hall D), 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Available online here for $11 for one day or $17 for two days (use promo code: PHPR). Children 16 and under are free.
At the door, tickets are cash only; $16 for one day and $25 for two days.
Tickets are FREE to all Military, Police, Fire, EMT and Teachers (with valid badge or ID).