Unprepared travelers are prone to rookie mistakes, such as forgetting to bring pants or slapping a monarch with the left hand rather than the right. Glean worldwide knowledge with today's Groupon: for $7, you get one-day admission to the Travel & Adventure Show in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (up to a $15 value) on either Saturday, March 12th or Sunday, March 13th. Tickets are good for one day of admission; you can purchase an additional Groupon to gain admission both days. Children under 16 get in for free.
The Travel & Adventure show dishes up a smorgasbord of globetrotting attractions, highlighting destinations around the world with cultural performances, regional cuisine, and hands-on activities. Shimmy your way to the Global Beats Stage to survey the rhythmic landscape of the globe and explore exotic songs and dances plucked from paradisiacal parties. To experience travel with more than just your eyes, head to the hands-on activities and ignite your tongue with the Fiery Foods Challenge, where the hottest cuisines from cultures around the world face off in the thunderdome of your mouth. Adventurous travelers douse burning with a swim in the free Scuba pool and then get a preview of athletic destinations with the indoor rock climbing wall and zip-line that whisks riders across the show floor. Cultural spectators can become participants with hair braids and henna tattoos at the Cultural Pavilion, and would-be wayfarers can glean worldly wisdom from dozens of travel experts and tour operators.
Featured presenters include expeditionist-extraordinaire and penner of eponymous guidebooks Pauline Frommer as well as the trio of authors behind The Lost Girls, with book signings following each presentation.
- In turn, I was able to speak with representatives from Morocco, Panama, Belize, Mongolia, Thailand, China, Costa Rica, Belize [sic], and more. In talking with them, I realized this show is ideal for countries to directly connect with the consumer and provide incentives, resources, and options for travelers even in a tough economic climate. – Ty Stevens, Adventure World magazine
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