You don’t need to pack a bag before you head to the 2018 Denver Travel & Adventure Show, but you might want to have your suitcase ready to go shortly after you get home. Set to take place March 24-25 at Denver’s Colorado Convention Center, the show will present about 150 exhibitor booths representing travel to thousands of destinations, many of which will be ready to get your trip sorted right on the spot. There will also be lots of fun travel-related activities to take part in, including a chance to take a ride on an animal that you might be surprised to find in downtown Denver.
Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect to find at the 2018 Denver Travel & Adventure Show. First things first though; make sure you have tickets in hand for yourself and any fellow travel-lovers that are headed to the show with you. Follow this link for tickets.
Visit the exhibitors: Discover the world in one weekend, all under one roof
You can’t book a trip to the moon at the 2018 Denver Travel & Adventure Show but you can stop by the Moon Travel Guides booth to check out their new books and maps and get travel advice for the destination of your choice. Also representing will be destinations from all over the globe, cruise lines, airlines, resorts and hotels, game reserves and much more. From Arkansas River Tours to Africa specialists Zara Tour Adventures, the A-to-Z of the travel world will be on hand. Find a complete list of exhibitors here.
Meet travel experts and celebrities
There’ll be 30 seminar sessions over the course of the show, including two presentations by famed travel writer and television personality Rick Steves. Among those also appearing will be family travel expert Julia Dimon, Reiner Marks of Viking Cruises, economical travel expert Russell Hannon, Dawn Campbell of Visit Anchorage, Alaska and the notorious Jack Maxwell of the Travel Channel’s “Booze Traveler.” Many of the celebrities will sign autographs after their sessions. A full schedule of seminars is here.
Taste the world of foods
How does coconut cream chia seed pudding top with grainless granola and fresh fruit sound? Jennifer Peters of Just BE Kitchen will be showing show attendees how to make the yummy dish, and there’ll also be a Culinary Fight Club “chefereed” by Anthony Martorina. Demonstration times are here.
Sing and dance!
The Global Beats stage will be where you can take in performances by Polibandari Percussion, hear Arabic pop and classical songs, marvel at flamenco music and check out the moves of the Bella Diva World Dance and Oddissi Dance troupes. The sounds of Egypt, Indonesia and India will also resound throughout the convention center. A list of performances is here.
Ride a camel or a Segway
You’re reading that right! The travel show will give you a chance to feel like Lawrence or Laurie of Arabia as you take a ride aboard a camel. The camel ride is an all-ages experience, so bring the kiddies. Sponsored by JoDon Farms, an animal rescue facility, rides are free but donations will be accepted. If you prefer to ride something with wheels, Colorado Segway Tours will be on hand to offer test rides on the eco-friendly Segway personal transporter.
The 2018 Denver Travel & Adventure Show will also have a “world photo booth” where you can get a photo taken with any number of the world’s most famous spots seen in the background, and there’ll be an interactive prize form station where you can register to win an all-expenses-paid vacation or a bag filled with international swag. Happy travels!