An Invitation to the New York Times Travel Show (And A Discount Code!)
One of the highlights of my year is appearing at the New York Times Travel Show. Not only is it a lovely opportunity for my father and I to meet the listeners to our radio show in person (along with the people who read Frommer's publications), but I usually try and sneak into other speakers rooms to hear their presentations. This year there'll be an all-star cast, including movie star-turned-travel-writer Andrew McCarthy (author of the terrific travel memoir "The Long Way Home"), the crack staff of the New York Times Travel section, Patricia Schultz, Brian Kelley ("The Points Guy"), my wonderful colleagues Reid Bramblett and Jason Cochran and a number more.
As well, it's always a treat for my kids to attend, because there's usually climbing walls, cultural performances, bouncy houses and a number of other activities perfect for the under-12 set.
The final perk: getting to meet all the experts on travel who man the booths on the show floor. They range from tour operators to tourist board officials to folks who sell new and useful travel gadgets.