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Guide To The LA Travel Show

January 13, 2014 5:00 AM

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(credit: Marie Gonzalez / LA Times)

(credit: Marie Gonzalez / LA Times)

(credit: Marie Gonzalez / LA Times)

(credit: Marie Gonzalez / LA Times)

LA Times Travel Show
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 S Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 741-1151
www.latimes.com/travelshow

(credit: LA Times)

(credit: LA Times)

2014 is upon us, so make it your resolution to travel more this year and start your journey with a visit to the Los Angeles Times Travel Show. Hosted by the Los Angeles Times, the must-attend SoCal event, taking place January 18th and 19th at the L.A. Convention Center, encourages any wanderlust. Catharine Hamm, Editor of the Times Travel section, says that “travel provides endless opportunities to collect experiences and develop a deeper connection to the world.” If you are a travel enthusiast or just interested in traveling, visit the Travel Show to share stories, gather tips, and be inspired to plan travel for the coming year.

(credit: LA Times)

(credit: LA Times)

In the LA Times area, you can learn from award-winning journalists through a full schedule of mini-seminars on topics including visiting Europe, “Postcards from the West,” international sports events, music festivals, travel tech, traveling on a budget, and travel safety. Head to the Flavors of the World kitchen as internationally acclaimed chefs will be serving up cooking demos (with samples!) of regional fare. And, when you’re ready to book your travel, American Express Travel Representatives will be on site to help you and create personalized itineraries, while special show-only packages and giveaways will be available from various destinations and tour companies. Short films, reader submitted vacation movies, and live cultural performances fill the weekend schedule.

In addition to helping you dream up and eventually plan travel, the event will also feature a lineup of celebrity speakers including Alyssa Milano, current UNICEF Ambassador and host of “Project Runway All Stars;” Adam Richman, host of “Adam Richman’s Fandemonium” and author of “America the Edible;” Henry Rollins, author of “Smile, You’re Traveling;” and Arthur Frommer, acclaimed publisher of more than 340 Frommer’s travel guides.

Advance tickets are available for $8 (using code Travel2014); $10 at the door. LA Times members can access two-for-one ticket discounts.

For tickets and more information, visit www.latimes.com/travelshow.

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Katie Bodell is the Blog Editor for Trekaroo, the largest family travel website in the U.S. She is also a freelance writer, a happy wife to her best friend, and a mom to three sweet California girls. See more on: Trekaroo | CheapOair | Google+ | Twitter.

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