Last weekend we were lucky to be home and take a short trip to Jacob K. Javits Convention Center to participate in the New York Times Travel Show. The event hosted more than 500 exhibitor booths from all around the world – live shows, family activities, book signings and samples of global cuisines with renowned chefs and culinary personalities. Travel seminars ran all day long with topics as varied as “The Luxury of Train Travel Around the World”, “Planning the Perfect African Safari” and “Outlook For Travel to Cuba.”
Booker, together with producer Tania Cypriano, attended a few of the seminars including a packed room for “Travel Tips for Going Solo” where we got to hear Matt Stabile from The Expeditioner, together with other panelists, speak of their experiences and give tips on going local and safe while traveling.
For us, the New York Times Travel Show was also a wonderful opportunity to see familiar faces, such as Mr. Bandula Somasiri at the Sri Lanka booth and Mr. Chakib Ghadouani in a beautiful tent that represented Morocco.
We also met a lot of new people who inspired us to dream of new destinations.
A big thanks to everyone at the New York Times Travel Show for hosting such an informative and fun event, and for having us there. We already look forward to more in 2016, and hopefully will see more kids of Booker’s age around – the one thing we thought was missing from the crowd.
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