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America’s Favorite Travel Shows Have the Most Comprehensive Educational 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 3 theaters located on the show floor.

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3 Theaters and Over 30+ Sessions

Travel Theater: Hear from the top travel celebrity personalities such as Josh Gates, Peter Greenberg, and Andrew McCarthy 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.

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

Saturday, February 23

10:30 am – 11:30 am
Travel Theater

Embracing the Unknown

Josh Gates, Host, Executive Producer of Discovery Channel’s Expedition Unknown

Explorer Josh Gates is the host and executive producer of Discovery Channel’s hit series Expedition Unknown. Armed with a deep-rooted passion for adventure, Josh travels around the world and off the map to find the truth behind iconic legends and thrilling archaeological mysteries. Join Josh in-person for an exclusive talk about his most daring expeditions and close calls as well as real-world advice on how to make your next vacation the adventure of a lifetime. Whether you’re looking to climb a mountain or kick back on an all-inclusive cruise, Josh shares practical tips from his travels to help shift your next vacation into another gear.

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Peter Greenberg Travel Celebrity - Travel Shows
Peter Greenberg Worldwide

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Travel Theater

Beating the Airlines, Hotels and Cruise Lines at Their Own Game, Playing by Their Rules.

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

How to be a true road warrior at the hottest destinations for 2019.

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

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Savvy Traveler Theater

The Ultimate Packing & Travel Tips for the Best Trip of Your Life

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

Make your next trip, the next best trip of your life and “Travel Like a Pro”! Angel Castellanos, The Travel Ambassador, delivers his popular and energetic talk on packing tips & savvy travel skills drawing from his experience as a full time professional traveler. This highly informative presentation is packed with the most up to date savvy travel tips and inspirational stories from all over the world to help travelers travel smarter, better and cheaper. Angel will deliver the best travel tips on packing smart, safety, de-stressing the airport experience, saving money, sightseeing hacks, traveling with technology and much more! No matter your level of experience, you are bound to come away with practical current travel tips. The packing demonstration included in this talk is one you do not want to miss. Packing in a carry on? After this presentation, packing in any bag will not be a problem! Join us for this insightful and dynamic presentation. Travel smart, well and often! www.AngelsTravelLounge.com

Andrew McCarthy
The Longest Way Home by Andrew McCarthy

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Travel Theater

Andrew McCarthy, Award-Winning Travel Writer, Actor, and Director

Join Andrew to hear about his personal journey and how travel and self-reflection changed his life. Aside from his successful acting and directing careers, he is now a successful writer and editor at large for National Geographic Traveler. He’ll discuss fear of the unknown, taking the time to enjoy the precious moments in life, pushing yourself to try new things, and looking at the world with new eyes.

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Sarah Dandashy - Travel Expert Speaker
As a Concierge

2:30 pm – 3:15 pm
Savvy Traveler Theater

Tales from Behind the Concierge Desk: Travel Tips, Tricks, and Lessons

Sarah Dandashy, Award-Winning Concierge and Producer/Host of Ask A Concierge

With over 15 years of hospitality experience, Sarah has seen it all! Join her session to get the scoop from an industry insider! Learn how to travel smarter, what pitfalls to avoid, and a few travel tips from an award-winning concierge.

Mickela Mallozzi
Bare Feet with Mickela Mallozzi

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Savvy Traveler Theater

DNA Travel: Walking in Your Ancestors Footsteps

Mickela Mallozzi, Host and Executive Producer of Bare Feet with Mickela Mallozzi

Join Mickela Mallozzi, Host of the Emmy®-winning travel series on PBS, Bare Feet with Mickela Mallozzi, on an inspirational journey of travel through one’s own DNA – her upcoming season features destinations based on her DNA map!  Learn how you can research and plan your own successful DNA trip, learn how to dig deeper with heritage travel through your genealogy, and find real connection in places around the world where your ancestors come from!

Sunday, February 24

11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Travel Theater

Embracing the Unknown

Josh Gates, Host, Executive Producer of Discovery Channel’s Expedition Unknown

Explorer Josh Gates is the host and executive producer of Discovery Channel’s hit series Expedition Unknown. Armed with a deep-rooted passion for adventure, Josh travels around the world and off the map to find the truth behind iconic legends and thrilling archaeological mysteries. Join Josh in-person for an exclusive talk about his most daring expeditions and close calls as well as real-world advice on how to make your next vacation the adventure of a lifetime. Whether you’re looking to climb a mountain or kick back on an all-inclusive cruise, Josh shares practical tips from his travels to help shift your next vacation into another gear.

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

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Savvy Traveler Theater

Traveling Smart with Technology

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

Learn about the best travel technology, travel apps and how-to-use your device abroad from full time traveler Angel Castellanos. Angel Castellanos, The Travel Ambassador, is a travel tech expert with tips to make traveling with your tech easy. 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

Peter Greenberg Travel Celebrity - Travel Shows
Peter Greenberg Worldwide

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Travel Theater

Beating the Airlines, Hotels and Cruise Lines at Their Own Game, Playing by Their Rules.

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

How to be a true road warrior at the hottest destinations for 2019.

Autograph Signing Immediately Following
Mickela Mallozzi
Bare Feet with Mickela Mallozzi

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

DNA Travel: Walking in Your Ancestors Footsteps

Mickela Mallozzi, Host and Executive Producer of Bare Feet with Mickela Mallozzi

Join Mickela Mallozzi, Host of the Emmy®-winning travel series on PBS, Bare Feet with Mickela Mallozzi, on an inspirational journey of travel through one’s own DNA – her upcoming season features destinations based on her DNA map!  Learn how you can research and plan your own successful DNA trip, learn how to dig deeper with heritage travel through your genealogy, and find real connection in places around the world where your ancestors come from!

Patricia Schultz Travel Author - Travel Shows

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
Travel Theater

Europe and its Many Don’t-Miss Treasures from Paris to Dubrovnik

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, leads us through the highlights of Europe – from its world-class cities like Vienna and St. Petersburg, to lesser known gems like Kinsale in Ireland’s County Cork and  Slovenia’s coastal town of Piran on the Adriatic Sea.

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