Travel & Adventure Show Returns to Washington, DC March 9 - 10

SeaWorld Penguins and Travel Experts Rick Steves and Andrew Zimmern Among Highlights

Feb 26, 2013, 12:42 ET from Travel & Adventure Show

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --


The metropolitan area's Favorite Travel Show returns to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in downtown, Washington, DC on Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10, with an extensive array of destination vendors, free giveaways, and action-packed activities.  Travel Experts, including travel icon Arthur Frommer, best-selling travel writer, publisher and creator of the Frommer's series of travel guides; Andrew Zimmern, co-creator, host and contributing producer of Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern and Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre World; and Public broadcasting stalwart Rick Steves, host of Rick Steves Europe, are among the industry luminaries who will host exclusive seminars for show attendees on various topics to help one plan an ideal vacation.

New this year, both SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment and Busch Gardens will play a role in the show, with exhibitions that are both entertaining and educational. SeaWorld Orlando will offer visitors a voyage to the icy world of Antarctica, providing a virtual sneak peek of the continent's thrills and chills. Walk side by side with a penguin colony, go beneath the surface, become an Arctic explorer and enjoy a unique family experience. There will even be live Magellanic penguins making scheduled appearances.

Busch Gardens will bring a group of animal ambassadors, and share information regarding the conservation movement for these animals. Guests will have the opportunity to take pictures as well.

Chef Rahman "Rock" Harper – 3rd Season winner of Hell's Kitchen - will host the Culinary Stage both Saturday and Sunday, leading attendees through a combination of discussions and cooking demos, celebrating local, regional and global gastronomy.  Among the stage highlights, on Saturday, America's only female swordfishing captain, Linda Greenlaw, will offer a presentation entitled "Life on the Seas with Captain Linda Greenlaw," accompanied by a cooking demo that features Swordfish with Blood Orange and Ginger.

Additionally, guests of all ages will have the opportunity take scuba lessons in a heated pool, or check their dexterity on a rock climbing while they plan the vacation of their lives.

Exhibitors from a wide array of exotic and exciting destinations across the world and adventures practically in our own backyard will display thousands of thrilling travel opportunities, ideal for every budget.  From discovering the beauty of Maine to a magnificent sunset on the beautiful beaches of Aruba, to a tour of the Egyptian Pyramids on camelback or exploring a pulsating African wilderness, no destination is out of reach. The show is just right for anyone looking to create the vacation of a life time.  Exclusive "show deals" on select travel packages will help turn this long-lasting dream into a reality.  

The Events Supporting Sponsors are SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment and Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door.  Maine Office of Tourism is our Official Culinary Stage Sponsor and Ethiopian Airlines is the Official Airline Sponsor.   NBC4 and The Washington Examiner are Media Sponsors.         


Saturday, March 9th - 10:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday, March 10th - 11:00am – 4:00pm


Each ticket is valid for one day only.

Adults (17-and-over):  $10 Online with Promo Code:  DCPR

( or $15 at the Door

Children:  Children 16-and-under are free with a paid adult.


Washington Convention Center

801 Mount Vernon Place NW Washington, DC 20001

Metro Stop: Mount Vernon Square-Convention Center Station (Green and Yellow Line)


A full schedule of seminars and special events, along with an application for media credentials, can be found at



SOURCE Travel & Adventure Show