The Chicago Travel & Adventure Show was packed today and there is still time to attend tomorrow.

Hundreds of friendly vendors, activities, and especially interesting speakers, including: Rick Steves, Pauline Frommer, Samantha Brown, Todd Carmichael.

The only one I did not see is Patricia Schultz,author of 1000 Places to See Before You Die, and other titles.  Pauline Frommer and Samantha Brown were particularly good – genuine, first-person travel experiences and shared lots of great ideas. AAA Travel, a sponsor, also presented detailed shows about some of their destinations.

Frommer even allowed the audience of about 800 people to take photos of her informative slides, for reference.

Go if you get the chance…