Speaker Stages

America’s Favorite Travel Shows Have America’s 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.

3 Theaters and Over 30+ Sessions

Travel Theater: Hear from the top travel celebrity personalities such as Samantha Brown, Pauline Frommer 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.

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

Stop by the on-floor Bookstore to purchase books from your favorite travel authors here at the Show.

Saturday, March 10

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

10:30 am – 11:15 am
Savvy Traveler Theater

99 Ways to Cut Your Travel Costs – Without Skimping

Russell Hannon, Ultra-Economical Travel Expert

Known for wowing TV and radio audiences with untold budget travel tips, Ultra-Economical Travel Expert Russell Hannon from breakthetravelbarrier.com offers 99 ways to quickly and easily find the best and least expensive travel options for you. No matter what your travel type is, or where you want to go, you will leave with dozens of practical tips and tricks you can put to work right away to save.

Juliana Broste - Travel Expert Speaker

11:00 am – 11:45 am
Destination 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.

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

Travel Matchmaking with Cruise Planners

Mauricio Ponce, Business Development Coach, Mid-West Region, 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!

Pauline Frommer Celebrity Travel Expert

12:15 pm – 1:15 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

12:30 – 1:00 pm
Destination Theater

Beyond the Cruise: The Inside Scoop on Alaska Adventures

Marsha Barton, 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.

Angel Castellanos Celebrity Travel Expert - Travel Shows

1:00 pm – 1:45 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

Jamaica - Travel and Adventure Shows

1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Destination Theater

Feel The Vibes

Kenton Senior, Business Development Manager, Northeast USA, Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB)

Join us as we take you on a journey to experience the food, music, people and culture of our beautiful island… Jamaica.

Peter Greenberg Travel Celebrity - Travel Shows
Peter Greenberg Worldwide

1:45 pm – 2:45 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

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Destination Theater

Discover South Africa – the Adventure Capital of the World

Deon Barnard, COO, Go Touch Down Travel and Tours, African Travel Specialist

Travel Speaker Lee Abbamonte

2:00 pm – 2:45 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.

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Destination Theater

A Look at Extreme Travel Tourism in Africa

Nathan Fluellen, TV host, Executive Producer and Creator of “World Wide Nate: African Adventures”

World traveler, vlogger, and travel influencer Nathan Fluellen aka “World Wide Nate” has visited 60 countries and 6 continents. And now, as the host and executive producer of the Urban Movie Channel’s World Wide Nate: African Adventures, Nate is on a new journey to widen the lens in how the world’s second largest continent can be explored.  A “World Wide Nate” adventure is not your typical adventure; these are the kind of adventures that open your senses and broaden your perspectives. You will be captivated as Nate shares memories of hiking the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s mountains to the world’s largest lava lake, rappelling alongside a 600-foot-tall waterfall in Lesotho, trekking through the Rwandan jungle alongside silverback gorillas, and more. World Wide Nate is a seemingly effortless blend of adrenaline rush and wisdom. Experience breathtaking Africa through his eyes and through his unique adventures.

Brian Kelly - Travel Expert Speaker
Credit Card Points - Travel Events

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

The Key to Maximizing Your Travel Experiences Through Credit Card Points and Frequent Flyer Miles

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.

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

3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Travel 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

Sunday, March 11

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

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

99 Ways to Cut Your Travel Costs – Without Skimping

Russell Hannon, Ultra-Economical Travel Expert

Known for wowing TV and radio audiences with untold budget travel tips, Ultra-Economical Travel Expert Russell Hannon from breakthetravelbarrier.com offers 99 ways to quickly and easily find the best and least expensive travel options for you. No matter what your travel type is, or where you want to go, you will leave with dozens of practical tips and tricks you can put to work right away to save.

Travel Speaker Lee Abbamonte

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
Destination 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.

Brian Kelly - Travel Expert Speaker
Credit Card Points - Travel Events

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm
Savvy Traveler Theater

The Key to Maximizing Your Travel Experiences Through Credit Card Points and Frequent Flyer Miles

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.

Peter Greenberg Travel Celebrity - Travel Shows
Peter Greenberg Worldwide

1:00 pm – 2:00 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
Israel - Travel and Adventures Shows

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Destination Theater

Israel: History, Adventure, Faith, Wine & Food – Oh My!

Chad Martin, Director of the Northeast Region for the Israel Ministry of Tourism

Though this small country is but the size of New Jersey, situated on the border between Asia, Africa and Europe, Israel is one of the most topographically and historically unique destinations in the world.  We will explore the many attractions and fun activities an adventurer can experience from visiting the lowest place on earth to enjoying the delights of an emerging culinary and wine scene to walking in the footsteps of the bible.

Angel Castellanos Celebrity Travel Expert - Travel Shows

1:30 pm – 2:15 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

2:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Destination Theater

Discover South Africa – the Adventure Capital of the World

Deon Barnard, COO, Go Touch Down Travel and Tours, African Travel Specialist

South Africa is known for its diversity of cultures, plants, and animals. South Africa is a value for money destination.  Discover the untamed, spectacular, and pulsing rhythm of the African bushveld in one of the most captivating places on earth. Witness herds of Wildebeest graze and Cheetah cubs learn to hunt. Uncover the mysteries of the bushveld with Deon, as he shares his Native South Africa with you.  Explore the Mother City… Cape Town, a rare cultural gem with a colorful history spanning more than 300 years.

South Africa is different. Known as The Rainbow Nation for its melting pot of cultures, the country has 11 official languages and many more unofficial ones. Its diversity extends beyond its huge-hearted people to its dazzling plants, with more than 20,000 different species in its floral kingdom; its wildlife and marine life, its varied landscapes and unexpected cuisine.

Learn why everyone should see South Africa at least once in their lives and how Go Touch Down can make it possible. When was the last time you did something for the first time?

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

2:30 pm – 3:30 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

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

Travel Matchmaking with Cruise Planners

Mauricio Ponce, Business Development Coach, Mid-West Region, 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!

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Destination Theater

A Look at Extreme Travel Tourism in Africa

Nathan Fluellen, TV host, Executive Producer and Creator of “World Wide Nate: African Adventures”

World traveler, vlogger, and travel influencer Nathan Fluellen aka “World Wide Nate” has visited 60 countries and 6 continents. And now, as the host and executive producer of the Urban Movie Channel’s World Wide Nate: African Adventures, Nate is on a new journey to widen the lens in how the world’s second largest continent can be explored.  A “World Wide Nate” adventure is not your typical adventure; these are the kind of adventures that open your senses and broaden your perspectives. You will be captivated as Nate shares memories of hiking the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s mountains to the world’s largest lava lake, rappelling alongside a 600-foot-tall waterfall in Lesotho, trekking through the Rwandan jungle alongside silverback gorillas, and more. World Wide Nate is a seemingly effortless blend of adrenaline rush and wisdom. Experience breathtaking Africa through his eyes and through his unique adventures.