>This weekend, I attended the L.A. Times Travel & Adventure Show. Seemingly, the show was a success. I ran into some of my favorite travel agents, Marc Kassouf, Nathan DePetris and Jason Coleman, president of SoCalASTA. It was also fun to meet with Tourism Malaysia and learn about all the tourism opportunities there are in the country. I was surprised to learn that it is just now beginning to promote spa and wellness, which I think will be a really successful adventure. I also enjoyed meeting with Ecuador and South Africa and learning more about two tour operators that target a younger audience, Intrepid (http://www.intrepidtravel.com/) and Gap Adventures (http://www.gapadventures.com/). They even work with families — making me think that, if I were a family with young children (oh, wait — I am), I would really be interested in taking a trip with them!
Here are some photos of my trade show experience:
|TravelBeyond shows off their new Ipad 2 (really cool) at the South Africa booth.|
|Really cool wine display at the Acura booth|
|Dancers at the Taiwan booth|
|Donating to Japan Relief|
>I just got a mobile blogging app, which is something I have always wanted. I guess we will see if this makes it easier for me to blog more often!
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After a long week full of meetings and long hours, I am finally sitting down to a night with some fancy cheese and a decent bottle of wine to relax. This is hard to do with an almost 2-year-old and an almost 4-year-old, so I’ve bribed them with a dinner of their choice (cheese sandwiches and a fruit cup) and a movie for my 1-year-old and an extra long V-Reader session for my 3-year-old. I’m praying the batteries don’t run out. Now, when I have finished this blog post, I am ready for — finally — for some relaxation.