Happy New Year! its 2012… the holidays are over, and its time to make your travel plans for the year. Luckily, there’s a fantastic travel show coming to your town soon.  The Adventure Travel show  is coming to LA/LONG BEACH, CA this weekend, 1.14 & 15, CHICAGO 1.28 & 29, BAY AREA 2.18 & 19, and WASHINGTON DC 3.17 & 18. My pal Samantha Brown, will join me, Andrew Zimmern and Pauline Frommer on the stages. We’ll be sharing our travel stories, signing books and meeting you.


There’s also fun stuff to do right in the hall: ZIP LINE, SCUBA TANK, ROCK WALL, and hundreds of travel ideas just waiting to inspire you to get off the couch and into a lounger somewhere else.

I’ll be in my booth, Sat and Sun 10-5p signing books and giving away raffle tickets to win an 8 day, all inclusive Caribbean vacation for 2 adults and 2 kids, courtesy of Yucatan Holidays.  

The trip includes ALL FOOD, DRINKS, LIQUOR, TIP, TAXES, GROUND TRANSPORTATION, AMENITIES – even spa treatments at the 5 Star Hacienda Tres Rios Resort in Playa del Carmen, MX.  I’ve been several times in the last year… and its GLORIOUS! Especially if you like to eat and drink. Tequila IS included.


See you there – SOMEBODY is going to win the trip…