The 10th anual LA Travel and Adventure Show is taking place at the Long Beach Convention Center February 21-22, 10am-5pm, showcasing over 3,000 local travel experts, fun activities, great exhibits and fabulous celebrity speakers such as Samantha Brown, Rick Steves, Pauline Frommer, Peter Greenberg and Phil Keoghan
Aside from planning your next trip, climb a rock wall, attend cultural music performances and check out culinary demonstrations from around the world (that’s where you’ll find me!) and even scuba diving!
Enter below for your chance to win two tickets to the LA Travel and Adventure Show, and join me in a fun-filled day of adventure planning! Giveaway ends 2/16/14, and winner will be emailed.
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Long Beach Convention Center is located at 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802. Tickets are available now online for $11 for one day or $17 for two days (use promo code: LAPR). Children 16 and under are free. At the door, tickets will be available, cash only, for $16 for one day and $25 for two days. For tickets and information please visit www.LATravelShow.com, email info@LATravelShow.com or call (203)878-2577.
About The Roaming Bean (109 Articles)
You're probably wondering what the heck is a "Roaming Bean"... Given that I am clearly not a Bean, and my name is Jen, what gives with this Bean thing, right? A friend of mine called me JenBean as a child, and it kinda stuck. Actually, it really stuck... even my license plate says Jenbean. And seeing as I have this grand lust to wander the world, The Roaming Bean seemed suitable.
I've changed my career path more times than I have my underwear (minus all the times I've gone commando).... from animating, to forensic pathology, to international business, to fashion marketing and even to my wonderful and favorite of the bunch, degree in culinary arts, nothing kept my attention. Nothing was fun enough to do every day for the rest of my life. I mean, even though I cooked for celebrities in the heart of Hollywood, CA, why the hell would I want to sweat my ass off in a ridiculously HOT kitchen for most of the day and go home smelling like beef and onions? And the chef hat?? Do you know what that did to my hair?? Enter traveling....
The rainy day I descended down the tower of Notre Dame in Paris, gripping on to the railing for dear life so not to slip and tumble to an early death from the torrential down pour that was causing a small flood in the stairwell, my life changed. When I safely made it to the ground, legs shaky from an apparent lack of fitness it requires to walk up and down 387 steep stairs, I realized my hands were stained a delightful copper color from the rusted hand rail I had so dearly clung to. Desperate to get the icky stuff off my supple hands, and no running water in sight, I did what any other hopeless idiot would have done: I washed my hands in the nearest Parisian gutter. It was that moment that changed my life... I threw away my hair dryer, my rolling luggage and my dignity. I let my hair go natural, I bought a back pack and I CAMPED through Europe for a month and a half. Yes my friends, I crossed over into a savage traveling beast.
Ok, a lot of people travel that way. But I didn't. And I'm so incredibly thankful for that rainy day in Paris that made me realize the world is a pretty sweet place. That realization led me on a quest; a quest to get out there, see things, soak up some local culture and eat my way around the world (with minimal food-related illnesses, such as but not limited to raging diarrhea).
Would love to go on my birthday and get travel ideas for my anniversary
I haven’t been everywhere but it’s on my list.
Great giveaway! My number one travel destination for 2015 is Cuba. Don’t know how realistic that is at the moment, but I can dream!
Love it! Cuba is so high on my list! I was trying to make it there last year but couldn’t swing it. It’s always good to have a travel dream 🙂 Hope you make it there!