Once again, the Los Angeles area will host not one, but two major travel expos this winter. So if you're trying to figure out what your next travel destination should be, or find a great resort or tour operator, LA is the place to be in January and February.
The Los Angeles Times Travel Show is coming up first January 18-19, 2014 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, with an additional travel industry day on January 17. The format for the event will include areas designated specifically for family travel, with kids' activities; extreme adventure; and luxury and leisure travel, as well as a culinary stage showcasing regional specialties. A whole line-up of travel celebrities including Henry Rollins, Alyssa Milano, Adam Richman and Arthur Frommer are on the roster, as well as dozens of travel editors, writers and bloggers. Tickets are $10 and are on sale now at www.latimes.com/travelshow.
The Los Angeles Travel and Adventure Show will be back in Long Beach. The event will feature over 450 exhibitors from around the world and a full schedule of lectures by prominent travel experts including Rick Steves, Samantha Brown, Peter Greenberg, Pauline Frommer, Don Wildman, and more. The zip line, scuba tank and rock wall will also be back. The Los Angeles Travel and Adventure Show will take place February 8-9, 2014. For more information, visit www.latravelshow.com
So, wherever you're fantasizing about traveling this year and beyond, come to Los Angeles this winter to whet your travel appetite and discover some new destinations you might not have thought of.
Top 2 photos courtesy of LA Times Travel Show, bottom two © Kayte Deioma, licensed to About.com