San Diego Travel & Adventure Show Returns Jan 16-17, 2016

San Diego Travel & Adventure Show will feature celebrity travel speakers, destination and travel experts and leading chefs offering seminars

The 3rd annual San Diego Travel & Adventure Show is where travel lovers come for travel inspiration and insight, expert information, celebrity speakers, and authentic cultural interaction. In addition to meeting with hundreds of travel experts representing thousands of destinations in the expo, the event also features an expanded educational program that spans five theaters.

Isla Contoy Ocean View SeatingThe Travel Theater will present top travel celebrities and travel authors The Destination Theater will offer in-depth exploration of specific destinations. Guests will learn about exciting locations from experts who will advise where to visit and when to book a trip. The Savvy Traveler Theater will showcase travel technology, tips and insider secrets on how to travel better and hassle-free. Taste of Travel and Global Beats Theaters enable attendees to experience new cultures through their unique cuisine and song and dance.

Speakers for 2016 include:

Travel Channel Host, Samantha Brown has a passion for showing her audiences how extraordinary it is to be a part of everyday life in another part of the world.An inspirational resource for prospective travelers, Brown’s travel goal is to prove that if she can do it, you can do it.

Editorial Director of the Frommer Guides and Publisher of, Pauline Frommer, is the nationally syndicated radio talk show host of “The Travel Show.” Frommer has recently released her top travel destinations and travel trends for 2016 – attendees will hear her recommendations first hand at the San Diego Travel & Adventure Show!

Emmy Award-Winning Investigative Reporter, Producer, and CBS News Travel Editor, Peter Greenberg, is America’s most recognized, honored, and respected front-line travel news journalist. Greenberg will be sharing cutting-edge travel information in his new presentation “The Brave New World of Travel.”

Author of the international #1 bestseller, 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, Patricia Schultz, has been producing travel writing for over 25 years. In the words of Schultz, “the number of miles covered has nothing to do with the real pleasures of travel-the inherent beauty of the world and the discovery it promises are all around us.”

New Speakers Not To Be Missed For 2016:

Allan Karl: Five continents, 35 countries, over 62,000 miles over three years — all on a motorcycle.

Ralph Velasco, CEO of PhotoEnrichment Programs, Inc. is bringing a visual feast of photographs from around the world to the Travel & Adventure Show. The audience will learn how to quickly enhance their personal travel photography from one of the top 100 travel photographers in the world

Angel Castellanos will share valuable packing tips as well as cutting edge travel technology that can be used to enhance your trip. Jeff Greif, editor-in-chief of the Travel Squire and Travel Therapist, will share his wealth of knowledge on how to plan the perfect trip for you based on your personality. 

Wayne and Pat Dunlap, award winning travel bloggers, will be sharing their pro tips for traveling around the world on a budget. Their unique strategies can be used for all levels of travel, from budget to luxury, to cut your travel expenses in half. They have visited 100 countries and 44 US states and are eager to share their experiences with attendees while also saving valuable travel dollars!

Sunset Magazine will be presenting an interactive session celebrating the National Parks’ 100 Year Anniversary. Be inspired by natural beauty and the wide variety of national parks that the US has to offer.

In the Taste of Travel Theater attendees will learn how to craft dishes bursting with flavor and tradition from an impressive line-up of chefs offering dishes as unique as their origin. Learn about the simplistic elegance that inspires the authentic Italian dishes created by Chef Accursio Lota, of Solare Restaurant Lounge, as he shares his traditional family-taught method of making Ravioli di Spinaci e Ricotta alla Siciliana. Travel to Thailand as you learn how to make Khao Soi, a Northern Thai curry noodle from Chef Kay of Thai Society Restaurant. Other chefs providing demonstrations include Chef Jeff Rossman, of Terra American Bistro; Chef Miguel Valdez, of The Red Door; Chef Mario Cassineri, of Bice Ristorante; and many more! 

The San Diego Travel & Adventure Show will take place Saturday, January 16th from 10 am until 5 pm and Sunday, January 17th, from 11 am to 4 pm in Hall B at the San Diego Convention Center, 111 West Harbor Drive in San Diego. For a limited time, one day admission to the show is just $12 for adults, and two day admission for adults is just $18 when booking in advance online. Make it a family affair and bring the kids – all kids ages 16 and younger are invited to attend the show for FREE! Visit or email

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Susie Albin-Najera is the creator and editor of The Mexico Report, an award winning travel blog showcasing news, deals and resources for the modern traveler. Najera is a writer, author, travel blogger, marketing and public relations specialist and producer. Najera serves on the host committee for Maestro Cares, founded by singer Marc Anthony and producer Henry Cardenas; and on the advisory board for Corazon de Vida, providing aid to children in Mexico. She is also the creator of 'The Real Heroes of Mexico' showcasing community heroes in Mexico and producer of Latino Thought Makers. Najera has been recognized by the Mexican Consulate and Mexico Tourism Board for fostering positive relations between countries and her dedication to showcasing Mexico as a premiere destination. She can be reached at

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