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Food and Travel (absolutely two of my favorite things!) and if you're looking for knowledge on both of them then maybe you might want to check out the 7th Annual Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show (I will be!).

The largest travel show in the West, will take place this weekend on January 14th and 15th, 2012 at the Long Beach Convention Center and feature talks from beloved Travel Channel personalities Samantha Brown and Andrew Zimmer, valuable insider tips from industry experts, hands-on activities, cultural performances, and access to domestic and international exhibitors offering show-only specials.

The five-acre show floor will be chocked full of exhibitors providing expert advice on visiting destinations as near as Palm Springs and as far as Taiwan. Tour operators and travel experts representing locations around the globe, various modes of transportation and recreation, and related products and services will be on hand all weekend, offering information and show specials for consumers. Popular destinations that will be featured at the show include Germany, Tanzania, Indonesia, Maui, Costa Rica and more.

The new Culinary Stage will showcase culinary experiences through unique cuisine from different destinations around the globe. Two events that I'll be checking out on Sunday are Farm to Table – Luscious Lemon and Avocado Taste Sensations from 120 Year Old, Sustainable Limoneira Ranch (@ 1:00) and Travel for Foodies – Tips, Trends, and Tools for the Culinary Traveler (@2:30).
Along with learning about travel and food (again two of my favorite things!) you can participate in a variety of activities including the scuba lessons from, climbing on a 25’ rock wall provided by Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, and an infamous zip line riding high above the show floor. Fun! (Another one of my favorite things!)

The Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show will take place at the Long Beach Convention Center Saturday, January 14th and Sunday, January 15th, 2012, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door or $7 online in advance with Promo Code: LAPR; children age 16 and below admitted free with paid adult.
Ticket purchase information, a current schedule of speakers and more details are available at