Speaker Stages

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.

Check back often as speaker information is being updated daily!

3 Theaters and Over 30+ Sessions

Travel Theater: Hear from the top travel celebrity personalities such as Samantha Brown, Andrew McCarthy, and Peter Greenberg 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, March 16

Lee Abbamonte

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

How I’ve Traveled to Every Country in the World and Amazing 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.

Andrew McCarthy
The Longest Way Home by Andrew McCarthy

10:30 am – 11:30 am
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.

Autograph Signing Immediately Following
Samantha Brown Celebrity Travel Speaker
Places to Love - Samantha Brown

12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
Travel Theater

Samantha Brown, Host, PBS’s Samantha Brown’s Places to Love

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

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

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

Ralph Velasco Travel Show Speaker

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

How to Take Travel Photographs Everyone Wants To See!

Ralph Velasco, CEO (Chief Experience Officer), PhotoEnrichment

If you’re looking to create inspiring photographs that everyone will want to see, then join professional travel photographer and international tour leader Ralph Velasco for this information-packed session.

Learn about the importance of anticipation and timing, approaching and positioning your subject, working with a theme, visual storytelling and so much more.  Finally, you’ll learn Ralph’s Number One Photo Tip that is guaranteed to take your photography from ho-hum to Holy Cow!  And anyone can put it into practice. Now, let’s get out and shoot!

Peter Greenberg Travel Celebrity - Travel Shows
Peter Greenberg Worldwide

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
Travel Theater

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

Autograph Signing Immediately Following
Patricia Schultz Travel Author - Travel Shows

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

European River Cruises

Patricia Schultz, Bestselling author of 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 and how it compares to ocean cruising, what you need to know and the questions you need to ask before booking, while sharing some of her own favorite river itineraries in Europe – as well as a few beyond.

Mickela Mallozzi
Bare Feet with Mickela Mallozzi

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

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

Sunday, March 17

Mickela Mallozzi
Bare Feet with Mickela Mallozzi

11:15 am – 12 noon
Savvy Traveler Theater

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

Samantha Brown Celebrity Travel Speaker
Places to Love - Samantha Brown

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Travel Theater

Samantha Brown, Host, PBS’s Samantha Brown’s Places to Love

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

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

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

Peter Greenberg Travel Celebrity - Travel Shows
Peter Greenberg Worldwide

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Travel Theater

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

Autograph Signing Immediately Following
Ralph Velasco

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

How to Take Travel Photographs Everyone Wants To See!

Ralph Velasco, CEO (Chief Experience Officer), PhotoEnrichment

If you’re looking to create inspiring photographs that everyone will want to see, then join professional travel photographer and international tour leader Ralph Velasco for this information-packed session.

Learn about the importance of anticipation and timing, approaching and positioning your subject, working with a theme, visual storytelling and so much more.  Finally, you’ll learn Ralph’s Number One Photo Tip that is guaranteed to take your photography from ho-hum to Holy Cow!  And anyone can put it into practice. Now, let’s get out and shoot!