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Travel Around the World in One Weekend, February 21-22


One thing that I have promised myself for 2015 is to travel once a month, even if it’s down the street and around the corner.  I’m sure many of you also enjoy traveling and want to hop on a plane and jet set to somewhere fun.  Still need help deciding where to go and take that trip you’ve always dreamed of?  Look no further than attending the Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show where you will travel the world in one weekend!

In it’s 10th annual year, the largest show in the nation of its kind will bring thousands of travel options, international cuisine and culture all under one roof at the Long Beach Convention Center.  Also, several celebrity travel experts will be speaking at the show including Samantha Brown, Rick Steves, Pauline Frommer, Peter Greenberg and Phil Keoghan.

At the Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show, attendees will find thousands of destination experts to help plan and customize vacations and give inside knowledge to help attendees travel like pros. Exhibitors will be available to give attendees details about travel and tours to destinations from around the world including Costa Rica, Europe, India, Mexico, Australia, Ireland, Japan, Hawwaii, Africa, Turkey, Thailand, and Alaska – all offering exclusive specials and trip giveaways.

Guests of all ages can enjoy a variety of interactive, family-friendly activities including a rock climbing wall, a scuba pool, the Taste of Travel Stage – a culinary demonstration stage – and the Global Beats Stage, featuring cultural performances from around the world.

New to this year will be the Savvy Traveler Stage, where visitors can learn the how-to tips on traveling smarter and hassle-free.   Also new to the show is the Travel Product Pavilion, which will feature the newest and best must-have travel productsand gadgets.

The 2015 Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show will take place February 21 and 22 from 10 am to 5 pm at the Long Beach Convention Center, located at 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802.  Tickets are available now online for $11 for one day or $17 for two days (use promo code: LAPR). Children 16 and under are free.  At the door, tickets will be available, cash only, for $16 for one day and $25 for two days. For tickets and information please visit


How about I send two lovely people to the travel show on me?  That’s right, it’s time for a giveaway!  I will pick one of my LA followers from Twitter and you will be notified by direct message.  Winner will be chosen and notified by February 17th.

Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show

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I love to travel.  Learning about a new culture, getting out of my comfort zone, picking up new styles  and exploring new territory is always fascinating!  It was a no brainer to attend the7th Annual Los Angeles Travel Show in Long Beach and be inspired by the destinations I could fill my calendar with this year.

The largest travel show in the West, the passionate jet-setters attended this yearly event.  There were also talks led by some of the most well-known Travel Channel personalities including Samantha Brown and Andrew Zimmern.  As soon as I arrived to the event, I was able to meet Samantha Brown and grab a photo before she headed off to speak on the exhibition floor.

Attendees also participated in a variety of activities including scuba lessons from, climbing on a 25’ rock wall provided by Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, and zip lining.  The line was rather long for zip lining so I headed over to the Taiwan exhibit where I took part a Boba Tea Shake Competition.  Three contestants had to shake Boba Tea while dancing and be judged the best “shaker” by Tea Station C.E.O. Jimmy Huang.  In my group we all were winners, receiving a $25 gift certificate to the store.  Here’s some footage of the shakedown from another group:

The Culinary stage showcased culinary experiences through unique cuisine from different destinations around the globe while the Global Beats Stage displayed music and dance from Spain, India, Ireland,Taiwan, Mexico, Egypt, the Middle East and Brazil. Highlights included Bollywood step dance, belly dancing and Flamenco.

Fashionistas can travel anywhere and make a statement, but my top choices for destinations to rock your style are Hawaii, Bali, Tahiti, Hong Kong, South Africa and Australia.  Wherever you go, always be a walking advertisement of yourself!

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