CULTURAL STAGE

Saturday Schedule | Sunday Schedule

Presenters & schedule subject to change.

Saturday Schedule

  • 10:00AM

    Don't Call Me a Tourist: Creating an Authentic Travel Experience

    More people are seeking authenticity when they travel. Robert Rose, producer and host of Raw Travel TV, will showcase a variety of ways that travelers can have authentic and satisfying experiences when traveling, including going solo, voluntourism and getting off the beaten track.

  • 10:30AM

    1,000 Places To See Before You Die: Global Edition

    Patricia Schultz, author of the best-selling travel bible 1,000 Places To See Before You Die, takes you around the world, continent by continent, with a mix of history, interesting and helpful facts, personal anecdotes and beautiful photography – from the fjords of Norway to the shrines and temples of Kyoto and the souks of Marrakesh. Signing follows at on-site bookstore.

  • 11:30AM

    Israel: Land of Creation

    Often referred to as the Land of Creation, Israel is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that never fails to offer an inspiring and unexpected experience to visitors. The country’s two largest cities – Tel Aviv and Jerusalem – are only 40 miles apart, yet could not be more different. Come discover the contrast of these Israeli destinations where old and new, modern and traditional flourish together.

  • 12:00PM

    Ho’olauna Maui Nui (Get to Know Maui, Moloka’i and Lana’i)

    Every Hawaiian island has its own personality, but Julie Yoneyama from Maui Visitors Bureau will explain what makes the three islands of Maui, Moloka’i and Lana’i unique and special. From a dormant volcano with five different climates to the crystal clear blue ocean, explore the different attractions on these islands while gaining insight into the Hawaiian culture.

  • 12:30PM

    East African Adventures: Plan, Prepare, Enjoy

    Access 2 Tanzania will help make your dream to visit East Africa a reality, answering questions about when to go, what you should see and do, costs, safety, what you should bring, what shots might be needed, and how to get the most from your experience. The specific focus will be the Big 5 of Tanzania and the gorillas of Rwanda.

  • 1:00PM

    Viking Cruises – Exploring the World in Comfort

    Jenner Wall will share information about award-winning Viking River Cruises’ carefully curated small ship experiences for the most discerning lovers of geography, culture and history.

  • 1:30PM

    Rudy Maxa – Travel Tricks Travel Writers Never Tell You

    Are you a savvy traveler? Rudy Maxa, host of the public television series and weekend radio show “Rudy Maxa’s World,” has fun with the most common missteps by travelers that can tangle up a trip before it even begins. With helpful tips and real-life anecdotes, Maxa demolishes the myth that travel is a chore these days.

  • 2:30PM

    Bucket List Adventures: Peru & Machu Picchu

    Machu Picchu — the 7th Wonder of the World — is on most every traveler’s bucket list. Renowned expert Will (“KB”) Janecek of KB Tambo Travel will share a fascinating look at this destination, including theories about its construction, the history behind the conquest of the Incas, and other rich archaeological highlights in the region. KB has published a trail guidebook on the Machu Picchu region, and his work has been featured in National Geographic, CNN, the New York Times, Outside Online, Bike Magazine, and more. He is a passionate admirer of Inca culture, history and construction techniques.

  • 3:00PM

    Disney Experiences: Adventures by Disney

    Discover exciting destinations on a hassle-free Adventures by Disney guided group vacation, where your family becomes part of the story as you are immersed in the people, places and cultures of wherever your adventures take you.

  • 3:20PM

    Disney Experiences: Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa

    Discover a family paradise with a touch of magic at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawai‘i. There’s something for everyone to enjoy at this award-winning Resort, and so much is included with your stay!

  • 3:40PM

    Disney Experiences: Disney Cruise Line

    Every Disney cruise offers a different kind of enchantment for little pirates, princesses and parents alike, so everyone can enjoy their favorite things. When you sail with any of the four Disney Cruise Line ships, prepare to be wowed by Disney magic and pleasantly surprised by all the inclusions.

  • 4:00PM

    Minnesota in Four Seasons

    From the Arrowhead to Bluff Country to the western prairies, Minnesota’s varied landscapes hold surprises. Star Tribune travel editor Kerri Westenberg shares a look at differing regions and the treasures they hold.

  • 4:30PM

    Minnesota's Long-Haul Bike Trails

    Minnesota has hundreds of miles of paved bicycle trails, which are among the best ways to see the state. Star Tribune’s Midwest Traveler editor rounds up some of favorite trails, along with tips for bike touring.

Sunday Schedule

  • 10:30AM

    Don't Call Me a Tourist: Creating An Authentic Travel Experience

    More people are seeking authenticity when they travel. Robert Rose, producer and host of Raw Travel TV, will showcase a variety of ways that travelers can have authentic and satisfying experiences when traveling, including voluntourism and getting off the beaten track.

  • 11:00AM

    Patricia Schultz – 1,000 Places To See Before You Die: European Favorites

    Patricia Schultz, author of the best-selling travel bible 1,000 Places To See Before You Die, leads us through the highlights of Europe – from its world-class cities like Vienna and St. Petersburg, to lesser known gems like Kinsale in Ireland’s County Cork and Slovenia’s coastal town of Piran on the Adriatic.

    Signing follows at on-site bookstore.

  • 12:00PM

    Bucket List Adventures: Cuba

    After briefly opening up for Americans to freely travel for the first time in 53 years, travel to Cuba has become restricted again. Will (“KB”) Janecek of KB Tambo Travel explains how Americans can still visit Cuba, and under what terms. What you have heard is true – this is a country with incredible history that is still somewhat stuck in time. With an underrated nature and parks system, and a rich culture of food, music and fun, legal travel to Cuba is still possible. KB has been featured in National Geographic, CNN, the New York Times, Outside Online, Bike Magazine, and released in 2018 the first mountain bike film to be made in Cuba.

  • 12:30PM

    All Aboard Amazing with Rocky Mountaineer

    Rocky Mountaineer is a train experience like no other. Winding through the Pacific Northwest and the heart of the Canadian Rockies, this is where the call of the wild meets luxury, delectable cuisine, and impeccable service.

  • 1:00PM

    Roads Less Traveled with Globus Family of Brands

    Learn about roads less traveled in Italy and Great Britain and exciting new developments with Monogram’s independent travel and Avalon Waterways!

  • 1:30PM

    Ho’olauna Maui Nui (Get to Know Maui, Moloka’i and Lana’i)

    Every Hawaiian island has its own personality, but Julie Yoneyama from Maui Visitors Bureau will explain what makes the three islands of Maui, Moloka’i and Lana’i unique and special. From a dormant volcano with five different climates to the crystal clear blue ocean, explore the different attractions on these islands while gaining insight into the Hawaiian culture.

  • 2:00PM

    East African Adventures: Plan, Prepare, Enjoy

    Access 2 Tanzania will help make your dream to visit East Africa a reality, answering questions about when to go, what you should see and do, costs, safety, what you should bring, what shots might be needed, and how to get the most from your experience. The specific focus will be the Big 5 of Tanzania and the gorillas of Rwanda.

  • 2:30PM

    How to Book the Cheapest Flight Possible

    Presented by Jared Kamrowski, Founder of Thrifty Traveler
    This session will save you hundreds of dollars off your next flight. Learn how to leverage several tools to help you save on flights anywhere in the world. We’ll also discuss how to find flash sales and mistake fares like an expert travel hacker.