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By Sue Shekut, Owner, Working Well Massage, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Wellness Coach, ACSM Personal Trainer

Adventure Travel Show March 20-21, 2010

The winter has a lot of people itching to get away from it all. Now that Spring is showing signs of heading our way, it’s a great time to think about your next vacation or adventure trip.And why not combine fitness with adventure for your next trip?! Learn how from the experts this weekend (March 20-21) at the Travel and Adventure Show at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.

What is the Adventure Travel Show?

The world’s largest travel and adventure show – the Travel & Adventure Show – will take place the weekend of March 20 & 21, 2010.

The event gathers hundreds of captivating destinations from exotic India to captivating Cayman and exciting, activities: a huge scuba pool, kayak demonstrations, an aerial zip line, a rope adventure course, cultural performers and much more.  The Travel & Adventure Show is THE place to kick off the winter blahs and plan that ultimate vacation.

Events Include

Learn to Scuba Dive

Learn to Scuba Dive in a Heated Pool!
Take advantage of free scuba lessons from a certified diving instructor.  Wetsuits, masks, air tanks – even hairdryers – are provided. Visitors 10 and older can dive into the 4-feet-deep, 18,000- gallon scuba pool and even play with an underwater scooter and MP3 Players. Bring your swimsuit and you are ready to go!

Saturday March 20, 2:30pm – 3:30pm Classic Hikes of the World
Peter Potterfield
Adventure Journalist and Editor of GreatOutdoors.com

From the Swedish Arctic to the highlands of Ireland to the wilds of New Zealand, travel along with Potterfield who has hiked more than 5,000 miles over six continents in his quest to discover the world’s best backcountry trails.
Sunday, March 21, 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Featured Presentation, Sunday March 21, 2010 from 2:30-3:30pm
Around the World with Julia Dimon

Julia Dimon
TV host, writer and travel expert
co-host, Word Travels

Julia Dimon (co-host of Word Travels, a 39-episode TV series on National Geographic Adventure about the real lives of travel writers) talks about her adventures across some 80 countries. From hiking with mountain gorillas in Uganda, to swimming with whale sharks in Mozambique, chugging back fresh Cobra blood in Vietnam, to visiting radioactive Chernobyl, Julia shares her quirky travel experiences and offers advice on planning your own inspirational adventures. Among many topics, Julia will talk about hidden-gem destinations, helpful travel tools, around the world travel, socially-responsible adventures, the reality of filming a travel TV show and how you can become a travel writer.

Sunday, March 21, 2010 from 3:15pm – 3:45pm
Climbing Kilimanjaro

Macon Dunnagan
Zara Tours

Macon Dunnagan has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro not once….but 13 times! And he’s climbed every route up the fabled mountain. His most recent climb was only 3 weeks ago and he’s going to be showing video from this climb and sharing with you his amazing story, followed by a question and answer period.

There are many many more events, trade show vendor exhibits and presentations. Go to the Adventure travel website for more info here.

Where is the Adventure Show?

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont

5555 N. River Rd., Rosemont, IL 60018


Dancers at Adventure Show Global Stage

When is the Adventure Show

Public Show Hours:
Saturday, March 20: 10:30am-5:00pm
Sunday, March 21: 11:00am-4:00pm

The Global Stage has dance shows from around the world all weekend!

Travel Trade Hours:
Saturday, March 20: 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, March 21: 11:00am-4:00pm

What’s the admission Fee and How Do I Get Tickets?

Adults: $15 per day. Children under 16 Free per day.
Buy tickets online click here.

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