I caught up with Suba from Wealth Informatics and she asked about my flight around the world at the Long Beach Convention Center, who hosted the Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show 2012. My arms sure are tired! All kidding aside, if you love to travel, this was the place to be. Tons of visitors felt the same as they came in record numbers.
Samantha Brown was back in full force. She spoke to a standing room only audience and her book signing line wrapped around the Taiwan booth a few times over. Andrew Zimmern came fashionably late to his book signing, but that didn’t dampen his fans. People love to travel as they snapped pictures and grinned excitedly as he made his way to the booth. Zimmern reminded his fans to be nice to each other. Way to look out Andrew!
Best of the Best
Are you planning a trip soon? Well there are travel agencies galore. The good news is they are the best of the best. I chatted with one of the Taiwan travel agents and he mentioned that all of the travel agencies at the Taiwan booth were hand selected by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau. I didn’t verify with other countries, but my guess is other countries would also follow this same practice. Why would a country risk a public relations nightmare by partnering with a fly by night, one man shop? As always, do your due diligence and verify.
If you are looking for adventure, you could have tried a zipline, a scuba tank, and a new adventure, bubble rollers! For $7.00, you can walk on water in a human hamster ball. There were tons of pamplets, souveniers, food samples, and cultural performances. There was even a jumper for the kids. I visited countless countries and states and will highlight a few in the coming weeks. Most importantly, this show is a great first stop to your next adventure. After you get your personal finances in order, are you just going to hoard all your greenbacks? Traveling creates priceless memories. Last question for you. Got vacation?