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SATURDAY, February 21th
10:00AM SHOW FLOOR OPENS
10:15AM Road Scholar – Educational travel adventures for adults who love to learn
10:45AM Patricia Schultz1,000 Places to See Before You Die – Around The World
1000 placesInternational bestselling author Patricia Schultz details some of the most amazing destinations on the earth. A veteran travel journalist with 25 years experience, Schultz has written for O(prah), Everyday With Rachel Ray, Real Simple and Forbes. She also executive-produced a Travel Channel television show based on her book, 1,000 Places To See Before You Die. Book signings follow at on-site Bookstore.
11:45AM FrommersArthur & Pauline Frommer – When to Splurge and When to Scrimp on Vacations
All vacations are made up of a few standard components: lodging, food, transportation and activities. Join Arthur and Pauline as they discuss which of these categories you can cut back on without harming your vacation and which deserve a splurge. They’ll also let you in on all the latest tricks for saving, whether you decide to pinch pennies or go all out. Bring a notepad and pencil, as you’ll undoubtedly want to take notes of these valuable pointers. Book signings follow at the on-site bookstore.
12:45PM Patricia Schultz1,000 Places to See Before You Die -- Europe
1000 placesInternational bestselling author Patricia Schultz details some of the most amazing destinations in Europe. A veteran travel journalist with 25 years experience, Schultz has written for O(prah), Everyday With Rachel Ray, Real Simple and Forbes. She also executive-produced a Travel Channel television show based on her book, 1,000 Places To See Before You Die. Book signings follow at on-site Bookstore.
1:45PM Red BReid Bramblett – Top Travel Myths & Mistakes
These tips on what not to do when planning a trip (and what to do instead) will help you experience more while spending less when you travel. Want to save $1,500 on your next trip to, say, Italy before you even start to pack? Award-winning travel writer and guidebook author Reid Bramblett will show you how to avoid common mistakes, dispel misperceptions, and deploy insider strategies to make your next trip the vacation of a lifetime.
2:45PM FrommersArthur & Pauline Frommer – Getting Out of Your Vacation Rut: New Types of Vacations and Destinations to Consider
Do you find yourself going to the same places and doing the same activities over and over? Let Arthur and Pauline introduce you to places you might not have considered and new styles of intriguing, invigorating vacations. Followed by book signings at the on-site bookstore.
3:45PM Philadelphia Passport Office – Smart Traveler Enrollment Program
The Philadelphia Passport Agency explains how the U.S. Department of State can assist U.S. citizens traveling overseas through the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). A free service, STEP provides updates on Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and other information about your destination, as well as provides State Department assistance in case of an emergency.
5:00PM SHOW FLOOR CLOSES
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SUNDAY, February 22th
11:00AM SHOW FLOOR OPENS
11:15AM Max GrinnelMax Grinnell – Great City Walks: From Boston to Washington, DC
Max Grinnell (TheUrbanologist.com) walks everywhere. Over the past 15 years, he has written about his favorite walks around the United States for Frommers, the Not For Tourists guides, Rough Guides, the Chicago Tribune, and Boston Magazine. Join Max as he talks about some of his favorite walks on the Eastern seaboard and the unsung corners of Portland, Boston, Providence, and Philadelphia. He'll share tips for a great city walk and also places to eat and people-watch along the way.

You can follow Max on his travels via his Twitter feed (@theurbanologist) and learn about his talks, writings, and much more.
11:45AM Steve STop 10 Tips for Saving Money in Europe
Learn how to save money on your next trip to Europe. Join Steve Solosky, The Traveling Professor (travelingprofessor.com), as he teaches you how to enjoy your next European vacation more while spending less. Win some great prizes too!
12:15PM Gervase PSurvivor: Blood vs. Water – Gervase Peterson
Fresh off Survivor: Blood vs. Water, finalist Gervase Peterson discusses his experiences from the popular reality TV show, as well as his travel experiences across the globe, with John Timpane, writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Autograph signings and fan photos follow at on-site bookstore.
1:15PM Mark MMark Murphy – Change Your Life, Change the World
Innovative entrepreneur and Amazon best-selling author Mark Murphy speaks regularly on CNN, FOX News, the Today Show and more about travel trends. In a talk that combines motivation with inspiration, Mark will talk about taking a leap of faith to start over in career and life, and how travel can inspire you to live better. Book signings follow at the on-site bookstore. www.markmurphytravels.com
2:15PM Joe SixpackAmaWaterways – Experience New Destinations by River Cruising
Come learn why river cruising has exploded in popularity. Columba Calicchio with the award-winning AmaWaterways will discuss the benefits of river cruising and also highlight the exclusive Tulips & Beer River Cruise hosted by Joe Sixpack (aka Don Russell).
2:15PM Martinique – The Flower of the Caribbean
White sands, warm temperatures and friendly people await you in Martinique. Come learn more about this fantasy Caribbean destination.
4:00PM SHOW FLOOR CLOSES