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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, Rick Steves, Phil Keoghan and Pauline Frommer 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.

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Rick Steves Celebrity Travel Speaker

Rick Steves Travel Expert - Travel Expos

10:15 am – 11:45 am
Travel Theater

European Travel Skills

Rick Steves, Travel Writer, Host of Rick Steves Europe and Travel with Rick Steves

Join travel expert Rick Steves – acclaimed for his bestselling guidebooks and public television series – as he shares the latest in smart European travel. In this entertaining, information-packed slideshow lecture, Rick will explain how to travel smoothly and affordably by stretching your travel dollar, eating and sleeping well, avoiding crowds, and packing smartly. Freshly back from lots of travels, Rick will share exactly how you can enjoy maximum travel thrills for every mile, minute, and euro on your next European adventure.

Autograph Signing Immediately Following

11:15 am – 12 Noon
Savvy Traveler Theater

Getting Great Travel Photos!

David McKay, Owner, McKay Photography Academy

Learn great travel photography techniques no matter what camera you have!  David will specifically be sharing ways to compose your images and the best times of day to photograph along with ideas to make your travel photographs stand out from the crowd.

Learn techniques to help you make the most out of your travel photos!

Samantha Brown Celebrity Travel Speaker

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Travel Theater

Places to Love

Samantha Brown, TV Host and Travel Expert

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

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
Savvy Traveler Theater

Brian Kelly, Founder and CEO of ThePointsGuy.com

Credit card points and frequent flyer miles open the door to premium experiences like never before—but how do you know which products and programs are right for you? One expert has the answer to these questions, along with the keys to help you unlock a maximized lifestyle around the world.

Celebrity Travel Speaker Phil Keoghan

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Travel Theater

NOW: No Opportunity Wasted

Phil Keoghan, Host/Co-Executive Producer The Amazing Race and Author, 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.

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

2:15 pm – 3:00 pm
Savvy Traveler Theater

Angel Castellanos, Travel Ambassador, AngelsTravelLounge.com

Rick Steves Celebrity Travel Speaker

Rick Steves Travel Expert - Travel Expos

3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Travel Theater

Connecting with the World through Travel

Rick Steves, Travel Writer, Host of Rick Steves Europe and Travel with Rick Steves

Rick Steves – acclaimed for his bestselling guidebooks and public television series – believes there’s more to travel than good-value hotels, great art, and tasty cuisine. Americans who “travel as a political act” can have the time of their lives and come home smarter with a better understanding of the interconnectedness of today’s world. In this provocative slideshow lecture, Rick will explain how travel can be truly transformational. Drawing from lessons he learned while exploring Europe, Central America, Asia, and the Middle East, Rick will explain that by traveling thoughtfully you can take home the greatest souvenir: a broader perspective.

Autograph Signing Immediately Following
Pauline Frommer Celebrity Travel Expert

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Savvy Traveler Theater

Latest Trends in Travel and How They’ll Affect Your Next Vacation

Pauline Frommer, Editorial, Director of the Frommer’s Guides and Publisher of Frommers.com

Artificial intelligence, climate change, “experiential travel”, the sharing economy—these and other new forces are shaping the way we vacation today. Frommer will discuss the new experiences available to travelers today, along with what trends may be shaping your vacations, whether you realize it or not.

Rick Steves Celebrity Travel Speaker

Rick Steves Travel Expert - Travel Expos

10:15 am – 11:45 am
Travel Theater

European Travel Skills

Rick Steves, Travel Writer, Host of Rick Steves Europe and Travel with Rick Steves

Join travel expert Rick Steves – acclaimed for his bestselling guidebooks and public television series – as he shares the latest in smart European travel. In this entertaining, information-packed slideshow lecture, Rick will explain how to travel smoothly and affordably by stretching your travel dollar, eating and sleeping well, avoiding crowds, and packing smartly. Freshly back from lots of travels, Rick will share exactly how you can enjoy maximum travel thrills for every mile, minute, and euro on your next European adventure.

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

11:15 am – 12 Noon
Savvy Traveler Theater

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

Samantha Brown Celebrity Travel Speaker

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Travel Theater

Places to Love

Samantha Brown, TV Host and Travel Expert

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
Angel Castellanos Celebrity Travel Expert - Travel Shows

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
Savvy Traveler Theater

Angel Castellanos, Travel Ambassador, Angelstravellounge.com

Peter Greenberg Travel Celebrity - Travel Shows

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Travel Theater

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

Autograph Signing Immediately Following

2:15 pm – 3:00 pm
Savvy Traveler Theater

Curating Your Best Trip: How to Guarantee a Seamless Travel Experience

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

Get the travel scoop from an insider! Learn how to travel better and happier with a few tips from an award-winning concierge. Sarah will share insight on how to have the best experience while traveling and how to score that coveted upgrade!

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Savvy Traveler Theater

Brian Kelly, Founder and CEO of ThePointsGuy.com

Credit card points and frequent flyer miles open the door to premium experiences like never before—but how do you know which products and programs are right for you? One expert has the answer to these questions, along with the keys to help you unlock a maximized lifestyle around the world.

Pauline Frommer Celebrity Travel Expert

3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Travel Theater

Spend Less, See More: Strategies for Creating Dream Vacations in ALL Price Ranges

Pauline Frommer, Editorial Director of the Frommer’s Guides and Publisher of Frommers.com

Accommodations, airfares, tours, car rentals, cruises—the truth is there are no set prices for any of these items. Pauline Frommer will give you the tools you need to work the system smartly, creating value-laden holidays, whether you’re a backpacker or a luxury-seeker. Specific tips and tricks for all those categories will be shared. Plus she’ll introduce destinations that you may not have considered visiting, but should.

Autograph Signing Immediately Following

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Savvy Traveler Theater

How to Capture Your Adventure on Camera! Tips and Tricks to Document Your Trips

Juliana Broste, Travel Video Journalist + TV Personality, TravelingJules

The best travel souvenir is definitely not a refrigerator magnet.  Discover creative and unique ways to capture your travel experiences through photos and videos.  Travel Video Journalist Juliana Broste (aka TravelingJules) reveals top tips and tricks for travelers who want to document their adventures.  Listen in as Jules shares stories from the road and lessons learned from filmmaking assignments around the world.  Before you know it, you’ll be capturing engaging video and compelling photographs, sure to make your Facebook friends green with envy.