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PETREE HALL

Don’t miss our world-class headliners as they share inspiring travel stories.

12 p.m.

Arthur Frommer, author of more than 340 travel guides
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3 p.m.

Alyssa Milano, actress, philanthropist and UNICEF National Ambassador
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LA TIMES STAGE

If you enjoy our Travel Section, you’ll want to hear what our writers have to say.

11 a.m.

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Travel Safety: Beyond Borders
For some people, travel is all about stepping outside their comfort zone. But why take unnecessary risks? Get practical tips for worry-free adventures.

Robin Abcarian, LA Times columnist (moderator)
Nico Melendez, public affairs manager for Transportation Security Administration


12 p.m.

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On the Road: Traveling for Music & Festivals
One of the best ways to learn about a new city is through its music. Get insider tips on traveling for festivals, how to see your favorite artists, and finding local music abroad.

Jessica Gelt, LA Times food and nightlife writer (moderator)
Rick Farman, creator of Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Great GoogaMooga and more
Betto Arcos (Host of KPFK’s Global Village)
Nigel Dick (award-winning filmmaker)


1 p.m.

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Postcards from the West
Get a fresh perspective on the West’s most-visited spots.

Chris Reynolds, travel, arts and culture writer for the LA Times
Mark Boster, LA Times photojournalist


2 p.m.

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A Sporting Chance: Seeing Your Favorite Sports Around the World
Every fan’s dream vacation can come true with an assist from our experts.

Chris Erskine, LA Times columnist (moderator)
Dario Soto, business development manager at Cartan Global
Matt Thornton, owner/president of Jay Buckley’s Baseball Tours, a baseball tour business


3 p.m.

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Smartphone Travel: The Best Apps for Your Next Trip
Some apps save you money. Some apps help you find your way. Some are just for fun. Don’t leave home without these on your phone.

Jen Leo, nationally syndicated Web Buzz column for the LA Times (moderator)


TRAVEL SMART STAGE

Knowledge is power. Get tips and tricks on becoming a better traveler.

11 a.m.

Cruising 2014 and Beyond! Presented by Cruise Planners

Michelle Fee (CEO, Cruise Planners) (moderator)
Scott Clifton (Director of Sales, Celebrity Cruise Line)
Doug Grau (Director, West Region Sales, Royal Carribean)
Brian O’Connor (VP Sales, Princess Cruise Line)
Denella Richard (Director, Global Product Management, Norwegian Cruise Line)
Vicki Tomasino (Regional VP, Carnival Cruise Line)


12 p.m.

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More for Your Money: The Best Value for Your Vacation Dollars
Discounts are everywhere, but they are not always the bargain they appear to be. Our experts will help you travel more while spending less.

Jen Leo, nationally syndicated Web Buzz column for the LA Times (moderator)
Johnny Jet, acclaimed world traveler and regular guest on “The Tech Guy Show”
Eric Rosen (Managing editor of “The Points Guy”)


1 p.m.

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Street-Wise Travel Skills – A Traveler’s Guide to Staying Safe
Learn how to avoid becoming a target from an expert who has spent a lifetime investigating and stopping crime.

Catharine Hamm, LA Times Travel writer (moderator)
Kevin Coffey, police detective and expert in travel crime avoidance


2 p.m.

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Staying Connected: How to Keep In Touch While You’re Away
Whether you are calling home or making online dinner reservations, a smart phone can be a traveler’s best friend — when they work. Discover the secrets to staying in touch.

Catharine Hamm, LA Times Travel writer (moderator)
Andy Abramson, founder of Comunicano, Inc., a marketing communications agency
Sebastian Harrison, founder of Cellular Abroad, affordable cellular solutions for the traveler


3 p.m.

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Home Away from Home: A Different Way to Stay
More and more travelers are exploring alternatives to traditional hotels. Learn the ins and outs of this fast-evolving field from our experts.

Brady MacDonald (moderator)
Ed Kushins, president of HomeExchange.com
Andy Murdock, managing editor of Airbnb.com


4 p.m.

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Europe: The Best of 2014
If you’re dreaming of an Old World adventure, don’t miss this chance to get the latest advice from our experts.

Catharine Hamm, LA Times Travel writer (moderator)
Katrina Early, Visit Britain
Eugenio Magnani (Italian Government Tourist Board, Chair of European Travel Commission’s US Operations Group)
Liliane Opsomer, deputy director/press officer for the Tourist Office for Flanders-Brussels


DESTINATIONS STAGE

Before booking your trip, learn about exciting travel hot spots from the experts.

11:15 a.m.

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Workshop presented by Villa del Palmar Beach Resort and Spa at the Islands of Loreto, Baja California featuring Carlos Dominguez Olvera
Plan your escape to an “authentic Mexico” with settings that take you back in time along with ocean activities that rival that of any other modern coastal city.


12 p.m.

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Guam – Gateway to Micronesia
Presented by Guam Visitors Bureau. Featuring Pilar Laguna & Gina Kono

Learn more about the natural beauty, warm waters, magnificent beaches and gracious, easy-going people of Guam.


12:45 p.m.

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South Africa: Discover Its Popularity
Presented by South African Tourism

Discover what makes the country so popular for adventure, sport, nature and wildlife travel and a pioneer and global leader in responsible tourism.


1:30 p.m.

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Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism presents: “Why Is Turkey A ‘Must See’ Destination?” featuring Engin Kadaster
Explore this country where natural beauty, ancient history and modern luxuries combine to create an unforgettable experience.


2:15 p.m.

Sparkling Hill Resort and Wellness Hotel
Discover an award-winning emerging wine region and the world’s only Swarovski health and wellness Resort… Sparkling Hill, British Columbia.



3 p.m.

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Cultural Folk Tours Presents “Turkey and the Silk Road Tours”
by Bora Özkök



FLAVORS OF THE WORLD STAGE

Whether it’s cultural inspirations, the latest trends or authentic dishes,
great recipes will be shared.


11 a.m.

Cooking Demonstration

Nathan Lyon, host of “Good Food America” (Veria Living) and chef/co-host of “Growing A Greener World” (PBS)


1 p.m.

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Cooking Demonstration

Nguyen Tran (Starry Kitchen)


2:15 p.m.

California Cocktail Demonstration
Presented by Golden State of Cocktails


Aidan Demarest, opened cocktail bars and clubs such as Seven Grand Whiskey Bar, The Doheny, The Edison Downtown and more
Marcos Tello, helped install cocktail programs at Seven Grand Whiskey Bar, The Edison and more


3 p.m.

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Cooking Demonstration

Bill Esparza, blogger for the award-winning Street Gourmet L.A.


SCREENING ROOM

10 a.m.

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Great Vacation Videos

We put the call out to our readers to submit their vacation videos. Catch our favorite picks at this special debut screening.
Learn more >


10:30 a.m.

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180 Degrees South: Conquerors of the Useless
Magnolia Pictures; Directed by Chris Malloy (85 minutes)

This documentary charts the adventures of surfer and climber Jeff Johnson as he retraces the epic 1968 journey of his heroes Yvon Chouinard (rock climbing legend and founder of Ventura-based Patagonia) and Doug Tompkins, on which they drove, mountain climbed and surfed their way to Chilean Patagonia. Jeff’s life takes a turn when he meets up with Chouinard and Tompkins who, once driven purely by a love of climbing and surfing, now value above all the experience of raw nature and have come to Patagonia to help use their influence to help protect it.


12 p.m.

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“Got a Minute?” Video Trips
Los Angeles Times; Created by Christopher Reynolds (25 minutes)

In this original LA Times video series you see the world and hear it. Each video includes about 60 seconds of brain-cleansing, narration-free escape, perhaps to an underground river in Mexico, perhaps to the reading room of the New York Public Library. See Moscow in a snowstorm, Machu Picchu on a sunny day, the Golden Gate Bridge at dusk.


12:30 p.m.

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Highwater
Image Entertainment; Directed by Dana Brown (95 minutes)

Every winter, when breakers the size of office buildings topple onto the North Shore of Oahu, the world’s top-ranked extreme surfers risk injury and worse to win surfing’s fabled Triple Crown. With jaw-dropping rides from big-wave warriors like ten-time world champion Kelly Slater, three-time world champion Andy Irons, the fearless Malik Joyeaux and teenage phenomenon John John Florence, it’s the ultimate, adrenaline-fueled battle of surfing’s megastars.


2:10 p.m.

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“Got a Minute?” Video Trips
Los Angeles Times; Created by Christopher Reynolds (25 minutes)

In this original LA Times video series you see the world and hear it. Each video includes about 60 seconds of brain-cleansing, narration-free escape, perhaps to an underground river in Mexico, perhaps to the reading room of the New York Public Library. See Moscow in a snowstorm, Machu Picchu on a sunny day, the Golden Gate Bridge at dusk.


2:40 p.m.

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Sacred Planet
Walt Disney Pictures; Directed by Jon Long (40 minutes)

Narrated by Robert Redford this large-screen format film takes the viewer into regions of the Earth that have been untouched and unchanged by human hands. Journeys to places such as New Zealand, Namibia, United States, Borneo and Thailand treat you to the magical sights and sounds of nature.


3:30 p.m.

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The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest
National Geographic; Directed by Anthony Geffen (94 minutes)

George Mallory was obsessed with becoming the first person to conquer the untouched Mount Everest. He was last seen 800 feet below the summit in 1924, before the clouds rolled in and he disappeared into legend. His death stunned the world. 75 years later, climber Conrad Anker’s life became intertwined with Mallory’s after finding his frozen body with all his belongings intact. Conrad Anker returns to Everest with British climbing prodigy, Leo Houlding, to unravel the mysteries surrounding his disappearance.


MEET THE EXPERTS – Booth 941

Get your toughest travel questions answered by specialists with intimate
knowledge of their subjects.


12 p.m.

Verde Valley Area, Arizona

Teresa Propeck, Verde Canyon Railroad


12 p.m.

Gray Whale Encounters & Other Eco Adventures in Baja California Sur

Luis Palacios Larrañaga, Baja California Sur


12 p.m.

Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea

Jay Johnson, Tafari Travel


12 p.m.

Italian Travel/ Italian Travel for Women

Susan Van Allen, author of “Letters from Italy Confessions, Adventures, and Advice” and “100 Places In Italy Every Woman Should Go”


1 p.m.

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Loyalty Points for Flights

Ari Charlestein, Award Magic


1 p.m.

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African Safaris

Alan Feldstein, Infinite Safari Adventures


1 p.m.

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Costa Rica, Panama & Nicaragua

Amy Bonanata, Costa Rica Experts


1 p.m.

Experiential/Authentic Travel

Joshua Smith, TRAVCOA


1 p.m.

Cruises

Jason Coleman, Jason Coleman, Inc.


1 p.m.

Turkey

Flo Tours


2 p.m.

Adventure Travel for Over 50+

Don Mankin, Adventure Transformations


2 p.m.

Top 10 Adventure Trips in South America

Monica Irauzqui, Yampu Tours


2 p.m.

Luxury Travel

Joshua Smith, TRAVCOA


2 p.m.

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Romania/Eastern Europe – Adventure, Sightseeing, History & Cultural Tours

Romanian Tourist Office


3 p.m.

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Madagascar

Sonja Gottlebe, Boogie Pilgrim


3 p.m.

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South Africa

Kristy Angellotti, South African Tourism



3 p.m.

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Passenger Rail Service

George Chilson, National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP)


Schedule and programming subject to change.
ARTHUR FROMMER
Arthur Frommer

Arthur’s first travel guide, “Europe on $5 a Day,” was published in 1957. Today, Frommer’s travel guides consist of more than 340 titles reaching more than 6 million travelers each year, covering every major destination in the world. Frommer’s has also developed a major Web presence and over a dozen types of guidebooks to suit every type of traveler, from budget to deluxe.

ALYSSA MILANO
Alyssa Milano

An actress and philanthropist, Alyssa currently stars in ABC’s “Mistresses” and is host of Lifetime’s “Project Runway All Stars.” She has raised nearly $50,000 for care centers in South Africa that treat AIDS-afflicted mothers and children, and has visited Africa and India as UNICEF’S National Ambassador. The John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John’s Health Center and the Associates of Breast & Prostate Cancer Studies have given Alyssa the Spirit of Hollywood Award for her humanitarian work.