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Travel And Adventure Show Comes To San Diego

Travel And Adventure Show Comes To San Diego

Planning Your Next Travel Adventure

GUESTS:

John Golicz, creator, San Diego Travel & Adventure Show

Wayne Dunlap, co-host, "Plan Your Escape"

Transcript

The San Diego Travel & Adventure Show is being held at the San Diego Convention Center this weekend with 1,500 travel experts on hand to help attendees plan a vacation that fits their budgets.

John Golicz, creator of the San Diego Travel and Adventure Show, said the show will help attendees determine where they can afford to go based on their budgets.

"If you're into culture, if you're into seeing the world — it's all there for you," Golicz told KPBS Midday Edition on Thursday. "Pick your budget and pick what your dreams are."

San Diego couple Wayne and Pat Dunlap, who host the show "Plan Your Escape," are featured speakers at this weekend's show. The couple became experienced travelers after they quit their jobs and began traveling full time.

Wayne offered several tips for those looking to book their next vacation, including using a tour guide if you're new to traveling or choosing to travel in the off season.

"We get so used to going on summer vacations. Well, that's when it's most expensive," Wayne said.

One tip Wayne offers is what he calls, "follow the disaster."

"We went to China after SARS, Thailand after the tsunami, the Greek isles after demonstrations in Athens," said Wayne who also authored the award-winning book, "Plan Your Escape: Secrets of Traveling the World for Less than the Cost of Living at Home."

Just because there's been a disaster in one area of a country doesn't mean it affects the entire region, he said

For those who are new to traveling, Wayne recommended trying a tour because it's structured.

The show runs on Saturday and Sunday and is open to the public. Ticket prices for the show range from $11 to $25. Children 16 and under are free.

For more information about the San Diego Travel & Adventure Show, go to travelshows.com/sandiego.

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