Speaker Stages

Meet Your Favorite Travel Celebrities and Learn the Most Up To Date Travel Information You can’t Find Anywhere Else.

There has never been a more important time to learn the insider travel information directly from the experts. You’ll receive the most relevant and up to date advice, itinerary-driven content, as well as the top tips that you can’t find anywhere else.

Check back often as speaker information is being updated daily!

4 Theaters and Over 40+ Sessions

Travel Theater: Meet the top travel celebrities in the industry in hour-long sessions, all in one place. Followed by a live Q&A session, you’ll have the opportunity to have all of your questions answered, straight from the biggest names in travel.
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.
Global Beats Stage: Experience the world with cultural performances all day long.

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

Saturday, January 29th

10:30 am – 11:30 am
Travel Theater

A Special Report from the Master Road Warrior: The Brave New World of Smart Travel, Where You Can Go, and Where You MUST Go, in the Next Year

Peter Greenberg, Emmy Award-Winning Investigative Reporter and Producer and CBS News Travel Editor
Autograph Signing Immediately Following
Autograph Signing Immediately Following

10:15 am – 10:45 am
Destination Theater

Poseidon Expeditions

10:15 am – 11:00 am
Savvy Traveler Theater

Tips from the Travel Concierge

Sarah Dandashy, Ask A Concierge

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Destination Theater

Explore the Islands of Tahiti

Tahiti Tourisme North America

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Travel Theater

Samantha’s Tips for Making Travel Count

Emmy Award-Winning Host, Samantha Brown’s Places to Love

11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Savvy Traveler Theater

The Best Packing & Travel Tips For Today’s World

Angel Castellanos, World Travel Expert, Writer/TV Host AngelsTravelLounge.com
Angel Castellanos, (www.AngelsTravelLounge.com) is a passionate world traveler, travel writer, multi-media personality, and nationally recognized speaker dedicated to helping people travel smart, well, and often. Traveling to over 90 countries on 5 continents (and counting), Angel travels 12-14 weeks internationally each year and draws on his experience and frequent travels to teach “Smart Travel” and equip travelers with the skills they need to make travel easy and enjoyable. He bridges the gap between the practical, common-sense advice he’s learned by traveling the world and the new savvy tips and experiences that have helped his generation revolutionize travel. Angel has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Fox News, Univision, Frommers Radio, USA Today & Travel & Adventure Show as “America’s Newest Travel Expert”.
Angel has continued to travel throughout the pandemic in 2020-2021to Europe, Latin America, and Africa sharing his experiences on social media, website, and live nationwide on FOX & ABC and internationally on the BBC World News.
When not in Italy or Paris, Angel is home in Pasadena, California where he is a proud volunteer with the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association.

1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Destination Theater

Your Own Italy

The Longest Way Home by Andrew McCarthy

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Travel Theater

The Longest Way Home

Andrew McCarthy, Actor, Director, Award-Winning Travel Writer
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.
Autograph Signing Immediately Following

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Destination Theater

Aruba

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

Sustainable Travel: Making Smart Choices for the Environment & Communities We Visit

Mike & Anne Howard, The World’s Longest Honeymooners, Founders of HoneyTrek, and National Geographic Authors & Photographers
Led by National Geographic authors and the founders of HoneyTrek, this panel discussion will inform your travel planning and decision-making to lower your carbon footprint, support local communities, and create a positive impact wherever you go.
Book Signing to Follow

4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Savvy Traveler Theater

Take Your Dream Vacation to the Next Level with Private Tours

Julian Douglas, Travel Writer, Photographer, and Experienced Curator, Listen, Journey, Savor
Whether you’re looking to explore ancient sights and museums or eat your way across the Italian countryside in a Ferrari, Julian will share how he’s learned to fully maximize what Private Tours have to offer. Your trip really is just that, “your trip.” Do the things you’ve always dreamed of doing, have once in a lifetime experiences, and check off that Bucket List. Today’s Private Tours are more attainable and less expensive than ever before, so skip the lines and fully experience all that your destination has to offer. If you can dream it, a Private Tour will make it happen.

Sunday, January 30th

Angels-Travel-Lounge

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

Tech Tips for Smarter Travel

Angel Castellanos, World Travel Expert, Writer/TV Host AngelsTravelLounge.com
Learn about the best travel technology, travel apps and how-to-use your device abroad from full time traveler Angel Castellanos. This highly informative talk is updated every year and “packed” with the most up to date savvy travel tips to help you maximize your tech to travel smarter. 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

12:45 pm – 1:30 pm
Destination Theater

1,000 Places to See Before You Die

Patricia Schultz, NY Times Bestselling Author, “1,000 Places to See Before You Die”
Autograph Signing Immediately Following
Frommer Books - Travel Expos

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Travel Theater

A Return to Travel

Pauline Frommer, Editorial Director of The Frommer’s Guides and Publisher of Frommers.com
The world is as exciting as ever, but major destinations have changed in many ways over the course of the pandemic. Frommer will discuss how to plan the most appealing vacations for this unusual moment, covering everything from insurance issues to airfares and accommodations, from cultural shifts to modes of travel (tours, cruises, experiential attractions and more). And with pricing all over the map right now, she’ll also help you find the best values, whether you’re vacationing in the lap of luxury, roughing it, or doing something in between.
Autograph Signing Immediately Following

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Travel Theater

A Special Report from the Master Road Warrior: The Brave New World of Smart Travel, Where You Can Go, and Where You MUST Go, in the Next Year

Peter Greenberg, Emmy Award-Winning Investigative Reporter and Producer and CBS News Travel Editor
Autograph Signing Immediately Following