The Boston Globe Travel Show February 10 – 12, 2012 – Ticket Giveaway!

If you are tired of thinking about Superbowl menu planning, I have something exciting for you today!

As you have followed Eat.Live.Blog for the past couple of years, you have come to know my blog as a place to read about all things travel and food in New England.

Well, on  February 10-12, 2012, The Boston Globe Travel Show returns to the Seaport World Trade Center and marries these 2 favorite subjects of mine!

There will be an amazing line-up of chefs participating in more than 14 demonstrations, including:

In addition, on Sunday, Toru Oga, owner and head chef of Oga’s Japanese Cuisine, as well as several other leading sushi chefs, demonstrate the sushi preparation of Blue Fin Tuna, beginning with a whole fish and ending with sushi samples.

More than 250 exhibitors will be on hand, highlighting a wide variety of travel destinations and options, from budget travel to luxury get-aways, vacation rentals and much more.  There will also be a host of cultural performances and speakers, including

  • Celebrated travel writers Arthur and Pauline Frommer will be on hand to tell you when to splurge and when to scrimp on your next vacation
  • Actor-turned-travel writer Andrew McCarthy will share his vision on the Transformative Power of Travel and how it can change your life
  • Patricia Schultz, international bestselling author of 1,000 Places To See Before You Die, will showcase some of the most amazing must-see destinations
  • Patrick Smith, author of the popular column Ask the Pilot, will discuss the myths and misconceptions surrounding air travel
  • Jamaican Reggae Dance Contest –  Jamaica Tourist Board and JAMX Band introduce Boston to the fun reggae music of Jamaica, after which it will be time to limber up those muscles for a public reggae dance contest. The winner will take home a 3-night all-inclusive land package for 2 people to a SuperClubs Resort property.
  • Salsa Time! Presented by the Puerto Rico Tourism BoardWatch with awe as Salsa dancers exhibit grace and style, heating up the stage with amazing moves.  Then join them on stage for a quick lesson.
  • SeaWorld / Busch Gardens will be on hand with their animal ambassadors, showcasing a kookaburra, bald eagle, marmoset and much more

The 2012 Boston Globe Travel Show will be open to the public from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 10; from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 11; and from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 12.  Tickets for the show are $10 and are available at the show or in advance at www.bostonglobetravelshow.com.  Children 18 and under are admitted free of charge.

OR….You can win a pair of tickets to the show! The tickets are good for your choice of days Friday – Monday. The winner will receive a code to redeem their tickets online. If the winner does not redeem their code, they will forfeit their prize. All entries must be received by Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 10am. Winner will be announced on February 8, 2012.

To enter:
Mandatory: Leave a comment on this post saying what your favorite travel food experience has been. It can be road snacks, a restaurant you found, a meal some one cooked for you….anything!
Bonus Entry: For an additional entry, follow @renh77 and @BGTravelShow on Twitter and tweet “I want to win tickets to @BGTravelShow thanks to @renh77! http://wp.me/pVsto-Dv“. Leave a comment here saying you did so.
Bonus Entry: Like Eat.Live.Blog on Facebook. Leave a comment here saying you did so.

Good luck! And don’t forget to vote for Boston Brunchers in the lifestyle/city category by February 15, 2012!
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23 thoughts on “The Boston Globe Travel Show February 10 – 12, 2012 – Ticket Giveaway!

  1. One of my favorite experiences was eating at a Bedouin restaurant in Jordan. We ate under this HUGE tent, and the bread was beautiful. I also liked the kava ceremony i participated in in Fiji.

  2. Definitely a one night in Porto. Where stumbled on this small, literally mom and pop shop right near the water. Service was so homey and had the best grilled octopus ever, super fresh vegetables and tons of wine! Reminded me what love of food was really about! Also cheap to boot!

  3. Definitely was the gourmet horseback riding tour I took in Provence, France, offered by Hidden Trails. Every meal was fantastic, made by our own personal chef, who also taught us about French cuisine. On the all-day ride he even organized a 4-course picnic lunch. On the non-riding rest day they took us to Aix-en-Provence to eat at a famous bistro. The riding was beautiful too…through the french countryside and villages. Truly an amazing trip.

  4. My all-time favorite travel food experience was enjoying all of the culture and food in beautiful Sicily last March! I also tweeted and liked the Facebook page!

  5. Yak Yeti Yak, a Nepalese restaurant in Bath, England. My 79-year old mother had married a man (my father) with a fear of flying and a meat-and-potatoes-only diet. As a result, she had never been to Europe, and it was a big thrill for her to go out with a friend for pizza or Chinese. After nearly 50 years of marriage, my father must have started to feel guilty about all this, because he asked me to take her on a trip to London and Paris. Knowing how boring her diet was at home with my father, I loved taking her out for new tastes–and Nepalese cuisine was new to me, too. Well, we were both blown away by our meal at Yak Yeti Yak. Although we opted to sit at tables, rather than on cushions on the floor (she was afraid she wouldn’t be able to get up), the food was absolutely delicious. Neither one of us knew exactly what we were eating, but the flavors were incredible. Even though later in the week we went to Paris, the meal at Yak Yeti Yak won the best meal of the trip award hands down!

  6. I loved visiting Greece because of all the amazing food I ate over there. But I recently I grabbed some freeze dried peaches in Charlotte and enjoyed them on the ride back to Boston.

  7. I haven’t done much international travel (would love to change that); but one of my favorite domestic restaurant finds is Stan’s Idle Hour in Goodland, FL (www.stansidlehour.net). Out of the way, local place with a quirky and cool vibe. Yummy food, too!

  8. Would love to have two free tickets to this show. We just like going
    out for lunch, and he hasn’t traveled in many years. It would be
    lovely to go on a cruise again.

  9. My favorite food restaurant in Florida is Sweet Tomatoes..I just Love the variety of food they offer and there Amazing Salad Bar. My daughter is getting married in June and needs to know where she’s going for her honeymoon.

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