Show Dates

Friday | January 18
4:00P – 5:30P (trade only)
5:30P – 8:00P (open to all)

Saturday | January 19
10:00A – 6:00P

Sunday | January 20
10:00A – 4:00P

Official Bookstore

Cultural Stage

Presenters & schedule subject to change.

Saturday, February 10

10:30a

Patricia Schultz – European River Cruises

Discovering Europe’s many scenic and history-rich waterways by river boat is one of today’s most comfortable and enjoyable ways to travel. Patricia, author of the NYT best seller 1000 Places To See Before You Die, explores the pros and cons, what you need to know and the questions you need to ask before booking, while sharing some of her own favorite itineraries and personal experiences.

Book signings of 1000 Places To See Before You Die will follow at the on-site Bookstore.

11:30a

LATAM Airlines Presents Grooversity Brazilian Drumming

Acclaimed percussionist and Grooversity maestro Marcus Santos leads an ensemble of drummers and dancers in a high-energy survey of authentic Brazilian drumming styles. From soul-stirring Afro-Brazilian spirituals, to thunderous and gleeful festival marching bands, to Samba Funk, the audience will get to join in the fun.

12:00p

Don’t Call Me a Tourist: Creating An Authentic Travel Experience

More people are seeking authenticity when they travel. Robert Rose, producer and host of Raw Travel TV, will showcase a variety of ways that travelers can have authentic and satisfying experiences when traveling, including voluntourism and getting off the beaten track.

12:30p

The Azores – From Boston to Europe in Just 4 Hours

Flying on Azores Airlines, start a new adventure in the Azores – nine spectacular volcanic islands surrounded by the Atlantic and only four hours from Logan Airport. Learn how the Azores – considered part of Europe – offer more than 500 years of history, mild climate, dozens of restaurants, new 4- and 5-star hotels and inns, fascinating fresh local cuisine, and art galleries featuring local artists, not to mention sapphire blue and emerald green lakes, fertile prairies, and colorful hydrangeas and azaleas. Truly, the Azores are unlike anywhere else on earth.

1:00p

Alaska By Land And Sea – Presented by Cruise Travel Outlet

Join Cruisetour expert Brendan Halcomb for an exploration of Alaska by land and sea, and learn why a Cruisetour with Celebrity is the best way to travel to the Great Land. From coastal towns, scenic cruising and interior destinations, Brendan has been working for over 5 years to promote the breathtaking destination of Alaska.

1:30p

LGBTQ Travel: Hot Destinations, Cool Events & Unforgettable Experiences

ManAboutWorld’s Ed Salvato, the world’s leading LGBTQ travel expert, will highlight new cruises and tours, not-to-miss events and up-and-coming hot spots around the world. Ed has visited six continents and over 75 countries as an out gay traveler. He’s also written for all the leading LGBTQ travel publications and is the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs’ LGBTQ travel expert, so bring your travel questions!

2:00p

Travel, Safely – New Safety and Security Changes Affecting Travelers

Join a lively discussion between the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Overseas Citizens Services and Boston Globe Travel Writer Christopher Muther about how the Department of State provides safety and security information to U.S. citizens traveling and living abroad. Travelers will learn about how to access reliable, up-to-date safety and security information before and during their trip, and how to connect with the Department of State if an emergency happens overseas.

2:30p

Russell Hannon – 99 Ways to Cut Your Travel Costs Without Skimping

Known for wowing TV and radio shows with untold budget travel tips, Ultra-Economical Travel Expert Russell Hannon offers 99 ways to quickly and easily find the best and least expensive options for you. No matter what your travel type is, or where you want to go, you will leave with dozens of practical tips and tricks you can put to work right away to save money on your next great escape.

3:30p

Meredith Goldstein – Traveling Together: Tips for Couples and Families Sharing the Same Journey

You love each other, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to travel together. Meredith Goldstein, Boston Globe advice columnist, gives some tips on how to travel with a romantic partner or family so that everyone isn’t desperate to return home.

4:00p

Sagres Vacations – Authentic Experiences in Portugal and Spain

Discover Portugal and Spain – two countries that share a rich history, but have distinct cultures and cuisine. Experience immersive cultural experiences such as home-hosted meals, culinary workshops, private wine tastings, Fado and Flamenco shows, and overnight stays in 14th-century palaces and castles.

4:30p

May the Forest Be With You: Why We Need Mindful Time in Nature

The average American spend 11 hours a day on a screen and more than 90 percent of their lives indoors, but 99.9 percent of our history as a species was spent outside. Could a sudden disconnect from our own natural habitat be a factor in the stresses we experience in our daily lives? Join Kripalu Schools Director Micah Mortali for a journey into what makes us human, and learn simple tools for experiencing the benefits of mindful time outdoors.

5:00p

Luxury Cruising in the Heart of America
The American Queen Steamboat Company offers the most memorable river cruise in the U.S. – traveling the Mississippi River. You’ll explore the history, culture and nature of the famous river, all while indulging in fresh regional cuisine, multiple dining venues, exceptional entertainment and exciting on-shore adventures.

Sunday, February 11

11:00a

Traveling With Heart: Giving back when traveling can enhance your travels and your life

Traveling with a purpose, voluntourism and socially conscious travel are some of the fastest growing segments of travel and add more dimension and depth to your journeys. Robert Rose, producer and host of Raw Travel TV, will explore the many ways travelers can give back and why voluntourism is becoming so popular.

11:30a

Martinique Magnifique: Your Perfect Caribbean Winter Escape

Learn what makes Martinique’s Fun & Sun unique, and enter a raffle to win two tickets to paradise! Just 4 hours from the Boston/Providence area, the affordable luxury of Martinique is renowned for its lush rainforest, white sand beaches, delectable culinary experience, highly awarded rum, and rich French and Creole history and culture. Martinique c’est Magnifique!

12:00p

Patricia Schultz – 1,000 Places to See Before You Die: Global Edition

Patricia Schultz, author of the best-selling travel bible 1,000 Places To See Before You Die, takes you around the world by sharing a few of her favorite destinations, continent by continent. Dipping into the book’s rich and varied collection of attractions, the author shares history, interesting facts, and beautiful photography that help illustrate some of the globe’s countless treasures – from the fjords of Norway to Patagonia’s dazzling glaciers to the Sing Sing Festival in Papua New Guinea. Book signings follow at on-site Trident Bookstore.

1:00p

The Caribbean Is Open for Business
Boston Globe travel writer Christopher Muther helps you navigate which islands are ready for visitors in the wake of last year’s devastating hurricanes and where other islands stand in their recovery efforts. If you’re planning a trip to the Caribbean this year, this is a can’t-miss presentation.

1:30p

Russell Hannon – 99 Ways to Cut Your Travel Costs Without Skimping

Known for wowing TV and radio shows with untold budget travel tips, Ultra-Economical Travel Expert Russell Hannon offers 99 ways to quickly and easily find the best and least expensive options for you. No matter what your travel type is, or where you want to go, you will leave with dozens of practical tips and tricks you can put to work right away to save money on your next great escape.

2:30p

Patricia Harris – Top 15 Can’t-Miss Places in Spain

Spaniards burn the candle on both ends, squeezing every drop of pleasure out of every day. No wonder 75 million people visited Spain last year! Want to join them? Patricia Harris – author of 100 Places in Spain Every Woman Should Go, and co-author of several Frommers Guides to Spain – has crisscrossed the length and breadth of Western Europe’s second-largest country. She’ll point you to the places and experiences you shouldn’t miss. Book signings follow at on-site Trident Bookstore.

3:00p

Exploring Ireland & Scotland

Ashley Vaughan with Brendan Tours details authentic vacations in Ireland and Scotland, planned by locals, that will transport you to the magic of the Emerald Isle. Join us and explore the many places of intrigue and the countless ways you can create your own Celtic adventure.

3:30p

Armenian Folk Dance

Come see the lively Armenian folk dance performance by Sayat Nova Dance Company from Watertown, MA.