Speaker Stages

America’s Favorite Travel Shows Have America’s Most Comprehensive Education Content That You Can’t Find Anywhere Else.

You’ll be inspired to take your dream vacation. Learn how to be your own travel expert on your next vacation, from top celebrity travel personalities and leading local experts at dozens of travel workshops on 4 theaters located on the show floor.

4 Theaters and Over 30+ Sessions

Travel Theater: Hear from the top travel celebrity personalities such as Samantha Brown and Patricia Schultz as they inspire you to take your dream vacation.

Destination Theater: From where to go and when to go, to what to do and how to get there, destination experts will give you the in depth information you need to travel like a local.

Savvy Traveler Theater: Showcasing travel tips, tricks and actionable advice, you’ll learn how to travel like a pro straight from the experts. Topics include packing tips, technology skills, travel safety methods, budget travel hacks, etc.

Taste of Travel Theater: Get a taste of cultures from around the world as chefs prepare their local cuisines right in front of you. Like what you smell? Most cooking demonstrations end with a sampling right at your seat! Click Here to view the Taste of Travel schedule.

Speakers and schedule are subject to change without prior notice, please check back often for updates.

Samantha Brown Celebrity Travel Speaker
Places to Love - Samantha Brown

10:30 am – 11:30 am
Travel Theater

Places to Love

Samantha Brown, Host, Places to Love

Samantha talks about her new PBS Travel Series:  Samantha Brown’s Places To Love, and how it creates a new list of must-sees by featuring  the people who are changing, challenging and strengthening a destination.

Autograph Signing Immediately Following

11:45 am – 12:30 pm
Savvy Traveler Theater

Travel Matchmaking with Cruise Planners

Laura Blanco, Director of Sales, Cruise Planners

Join Cruise Planners for a fun, interactive Travel Matchmaking Game Show to learn about your bucket list destinations and be matched with the vacation of your dreams! Come learn, laugh, and have a chance to win some fun travel prizes. Plus, each person at the session will receive a gift just for attending!

12 Noon – 12:30 pm
Destination Theater

Beyond the Cruise: The Inside Scoop on Alaska Adventures

Tia Froehle, Tourism Development, and Sales Manager, Visit Anchorage Alaska

Learn about the hidden gems and can’t-miss experiences from Southcentral Alaska’s destination experts. Anchorage is an urban oasis in untamed wilderness nestled between Cook Inlet and the Chugach Mountains with 60 glaciers within 50 miles of the city. When is the best time of the year to visit? Come and learn what Alaska adventure is waiting for you.

Peter Greenberg Travel Celebrity - Travel Shows
Peter Greenberg Worldwide

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Travel Theater

What Smart Travelers Need to Know to Navigate the World and Why the World has Suddenly Become a Global Buyers’ Market

Peter Greenberg, Emmy Award-Winning Investigative Reporter and Producer and CBS News Travel Editor

You’ll learn everything you need to know to navigate the world of airlines, hotels and all things travel…and why offline might actually be better than online.

Autograph Signing Immediately Following
Patricia Schultz Travel Author - Travel Shows
1000 Places To See Before You Die - Travel Shows

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Destination Theater

European River Cruises

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

Discovering Europe’s many scenic and history-rich waterways by river boat is one of today’s most comfortable and enjoyable ways to travel. Patricia explores the pros and cons, what you need to know and the questions you need to ask before booking, while sharing some of her own favorite itineraries and personal experiences.

Autograph Signing Immediately Following
Angel Castellanos Celebrity Travel Expert - Travel Shows

1:45 pm – 2:30 pm
Savvy Traveler Theater

Travel Like A Pro: Packing Tips & Savvy Travel Skills

Angel Castellanos, World Traveler, Travel Expert, Writer, AngelsTravelLounge.com

Make the next trip, the next best trip of your life! Angel Castellanos, The Travel Ambassador, delivers his popular and acclaimed seminar on packing tips & savvy travel skills drawing from his experience and frequent travels. This informative presentation prepares and inspires travelers with savvy tips to travel smarter, better and cheaper. Angel will deliver the best travel tips on packing smart, safety, new airport security rules and tricks, saving money, sightseeing hacks, traveling with technology and much more! No matter your level of experience, you are bound to come away with practical travel tips to help you travel like a pro. The packing demonstration included in this talk is one you do not want to miss. Packing in a carry on? No problem! Join us for this insightful and dynamic presentation. Travel smart, well and often! www.AngelsTravelLounge.com

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Travel Theater

A Wonder List of the World’s Happiest and Healthiest People

Bill Weir, Host, The Wonder List with Bill Weir

From the Kingdom of Happiness to the Island Where People Forget to Die, Bill Weir shares stories and secrets from the happiest, healthiest people in the world.

Autograph Signing Immediately Following
Wanderlust and Lipstick - Travel Expos

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm
Savvy Traveler Theater

Essential Tips for Women and Men Travelers

Beth Whitman, Founder and Editor of Wanderlust and Lipstick Wander Tours

So many women (and men) are feeling more empowered than ever to live life to the fullest and take on new adventures. No matter the destination, travel can be the most rewarding experience of your life. Join seasoned travel pro, Beth Whitman, and learn her secrets to: making your travels safe; making the most of your budget; overcoming language barriers; journeying alone without being lonely; packing light and more.

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Travel Theater

Multigenerational Family Travel

Colleen Kelly, Host, Creator and Executive Producer, National PBS Television Series “Family Travel with Colleen Kelly”

Traveling can be stressful, but traveling with a multigenerational family can be even more of a challenge. While the kids have their own ideas of fun, grandparents have their suggestions and limitations. In the middle of it all are us, the parents, trying to keep it all together and make everyone happy. Thankfully, there’s no need to stress. Travel expert Colleen Kelly, host and executive producer of the National PBS Series “Family Travel with Colleen Kelly” is here to make your multigenerational family vacation a breeze (or at least tolerable!). With years of experience traveling with her kids, husband, parents, and sister, Colleen has learned plenty of travel tricks along the way, and she wants to share them with you during her special Multigenerational Family Travel speaking engagement. You’ll walk away confident and prepared for your next multigenerational family vacation, so you can fully enjoy the destination and the precious time with your family, without the hassle. You might even win one of the latest travel gadgets, or a dream getaway!

Autograph Signing Immediately Following
Travel Speaker Lee Abbamonte

3:45 pm – 4:30 pm
Savvy Traveler Theater

How I’ve Traveled to Every Country in the World and Stories from the Journey

Lee Abbamonte, Youngest American to Visit Every Country in The World, Entrepreneur, TV Personality 

Take a journey with Lee as he shares his stories from around the world and how his travels have inspired millions of would be travelers.

Samantha Brown Celebrity Travel Speaker
Places to Love - Samantha Brown

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Travel Theater

Places to Love

Samantha Brown, Host, Places to Love

Samantha talks about her new PBS Travel Series:  Samantha Brown’s Places To Love, and how it creates a new list of must-sees by featuring  the people who are changing, challenging and strengthening a destination.

Autograph Signing Immediately Following
Travel Speaker Lee Abbamonte

11:45 am – 12:30 pm
Savvy Traveler Theater

How I’ve Traveled to Every Country in the World and Stories from the Journey

Lee Abbamonte, Youngest American to Visit Every Country in The World, Entrepreneur, TV Personality 

Take a journey with Lee as he shares his stories from around the world and how his travels have inspired millions of would be travelers.

12:45 pm – 1:30 pm
Savvy Traveler Theater

Travel Matchmaking with Cruise Planners

Laura Blanco, Director of Sales, Cruise Planners

Join Cruise Planners for a fun, interactive Travel Matchmaking Game Show to learn about your bucket list destinations and be matched with the vacation of your dreams! Come learn, laugh, and have a chance to win some fun travel prizes. Plus, each person at the session will receive a gift just for attending!

Patricia Schultz Travel Author - Travel Shows
1000 Places To See Before You Die - Travel Shows

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
Travel Theater

1,000 Places to See Before You Die: Global Edition

Patricia Schultz, Bestselling Author, 1,000 Places to See Before You Die and 1,000 Places to See in The USA & Canada Before You Die

The author of the best-selling travel bible 1,000 Places To See Before You Die takes you around the world by sharing a few of her favorite destinations, continent by continent. Dipping into the book’s rich and varied collection of attractions, the author shares history, interesting facts, and beautiful photography that help illustrate some of the globe’s countless treasures – from the fjords of Norway to Patagonia’s dazzling glaciers to the Sing Sing Festival in Papua New Guinea.

Autograph Signing Immediately Following
Angel Castellanos Celebrity Travel Expert - Travel Shows

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Savvy Traveler Theater

Travel Like A Pro: Travel Smart with Technology

Angel Castellanos, World Traveler, Travel Expert, Writer, AngelsTravelLounge.com

Do you want to use your smartphone or other gadgets abroad without going broke? What are the best apps for travel? Angel Castellanos, The Travel Ambassador, delivers his acclaimed “Travel Smart with Technology” seminar to answer all of these questions and so much more. Learn to unlock the potential of your device and travel easy and smarter without getting lost in your phone. This informative and popular presentation prepares travelers so they can confidently use their mobile devices as a tool to travel better and easier. Angel will cover the best travel apps to enhance your travels and allow you to communicate effectively without breaking the bank. No matter how tech savvy you are, you will definitely come away with great advice and helpful apps to travel smarter and better with your technology. Join us for this insightful and dynamic presentation. Travel smart, often and well! www.AngelsTravelLounge.com

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
Travel Theater

A Wonder List of the World’s Happiest and Healthiest People

Bill Weir, Host, The Wonder List with Bill Weir

From the Kingdom of Happiness to the Island Where People Forget to Die, Bill Weir shares stories and secrets from the happiest, healthiest people in the world.

Autograph Signing Immediately Following