SUNDAY BY TIME

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. JANUARY 19

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.
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Screening Room


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.

Screening Room


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

LA Times Stage


11 a.m.

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Cooking Demonstration
Bill Esparza, blogger for the award-winning Street Gourmet L.A.
Sabina Bandera, runs La Guerrerense food cart in Ensenada, Mexico
Mariana Oviedo, daughter of Sabina

Flavors of the World Stage


11:15 a.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.

Destination Stage


12 p.m.

Adam Richman, host of “Adam Richman’s Fandemonium” (Travel Channel) and “Food Fighters” (NBC)
Learn more >

Petree Hall


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)

LA Times Stage


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”
Brian Kelly, founder of The Points Guy, sharing knowledge of frequent flyer miles and travel points

Travel Smart Stage


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, magnificient beaches and gracious, easy-going people of Guam.

Destination Stage


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.

Screening Room


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.

Screening Room


12:45 p.m.

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


Destination Stage


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

LA Times Stage


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

Travel Smart Stage


1 p.m.

Cooking Demonstration

Anne Willan (founder of Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne cooking school and author of “One Soufflé at a Time”)

Flavors of the World Stage


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.

Destination Stage


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

LA Times Stage


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

Travel Smart Stage


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.

Screening Room


2:15 p.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.

Destination Stage


2:30 p.m.

Henry Rollins, actor, KCRW host, author and world traveler
Learn more >

Petree Hall


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.

Screening Room


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)

LA Times Stage


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

Travel Smart Stage


3 p.m.

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Cooking Demonstration

Nguyen Tran (Starry Kitchen)

Flavors of the World Stage


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.

Screening Room


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
Maja Gartmann, Switzerland Tourism
Liliane Opsomer, deputy director/press officer for the Tourist Office for Flanders-Brussels

Travel Smart Stage


MEET THE EXPERTS SCHEDULE – Booth 941

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


12 p.m.

Adventure – Los Cabos

Oscar Ortiz, Cabo Expeditions


12 p.m.

Adventure Trips: Africa & Nepal

Frank Castro, Summits Africa


12 p.m.

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Passenger Rail Service

George Chilson, National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP)


12 p.m.

Curacao

Curacao Tourism Board


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.

Best Foodie Experiences in South America

Monica Irauzqui, Yampu Tours


1 p.m.

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Costa Rica, Panama & Nicaragua

Amy Bonanata, Costa Rica Experts


1 p.m.

Georgia

Flo Tours


2 p.m.

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South Africa

Kristy Angellotti, South African Tourism


2 p.m.

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Madagascar

Sonja Gottlebe, Boogie Pilgrim


2 p.m.

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

Romanian Tourist Office


2 p.m.

Autobahn Adventures – Luxury European Driving

Mark Trewartha, Autobahn Adventures


Schedule and programming subject to change.
ADAM RICHMAN
Adam Richman

Adam hosted and co-executive produced the Travel Channel’s “Man v. Food” and Adam Richman’s “Best Sandwich in America.” In 2009 and 2010 he won the CableFax award for Best Host. In 2013, “Adam Richman’s Fandemonium” premiered on the Travel Channel and this fall, he will host NBC’s new food competition show, “Food Fighters.” He also is the author of “America the Edible.”

HENRY ROLLINS
Henry Rollins

When he’s not living out of a backpack, Henry is working as an actor, radio DJ and author. He also runs his own publishing company and record label, 2.13.61. Henry currently hosts a weekly radio show on KCRW, is a regular columnist for LA Weekly, and recently hosted National Geographic’s three-part series “Animal Underworld With Henry Rollins.” He previously hosted a pair of National Geographic television specials in 2010 and 2011.