Sunday, February 23, 2014

Photo Recap: Travel & Adventure Show - Day 2

"How to Travel Better" with Samantha Brown

The 10th annual DC Travel & Adventure Show wrapped up with a bang, courtesy of special appearances by Samantha BrownAndrew McCarthy and Rick Steves amidst another steady stream of prospective travelers at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center today. Day 2 seemed to be even busier than Saturday, as locals and tourists alike took advantage of a second straight Spring-like day weather-wise. Evidently, Mother Nature likes to travel.

Brown took center stage (literally) at the Travel Channel Theater to discuss "How to Travel Better" with a standing-room only audience; and it didn't take long to fall in love with her. Seriously, how cute is she? The host of Travel Channel's The Trip: 2014 also took questions (Bucket List update: she still hasn't been to Africa or India) and signed autographs after. Ditto for McCarthy, who politely answered countless questions about Pretty in Pink, St. Elmo's Fire and Weekend at Bernie's. Seems DC loves its movie stars, even/especially ones from the 80's and 90's. They also love travel; and I can't wait to see what 2015 has in store for us.

Andrew McCarthy poses with one of many fans

Focus: Rail Travel with Robert Van Camp

Rock Climbing

Chef Padua Player (r) at Taste of Travel Stage

Global Beats Stage

Global Beats Stage

Sloth at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Booth

Look what I won: Travel Sewing Kit