Great Vacations Start at the Chicago Travel and Adventure Show

Get free tickets to plan your next adventure at the Chicago Travel and Adventure Show.

Learn how to travel like a local everywhere you go at the 2022 Chicago Travel and Adventure Show!

At the Chicago Travel and Adventure Show, explore thousands of vacation options to top destinations from around the globe. Meet one-on-one with travel experts who will help you find, plan and book your next vacation. Uncover travel deals and show-only specials.

I’ve been exhibiting at the show for years, and it’s one of my favorite events. Not only do I get to meet hundreds, if not thousands, of like-minded travelers, I also find new destinations to visit.

Because of the Chicago Travel and Adventure Show, I’ve had incredible experiences at destinations I met at the show. A few include taking a heritage train ride in Arizona, visiting Ridgeland Mississippi (with a side trip to a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and eating all the cherries in Traverse City, Michigan.

And I only get about an hour to walk the floor! Lucky you, you can take all day, or all weekend.

You’ll also get to hear expert advice and learn to travel like an insider from dozens of educational seminars, from celebrities including Peter Greenberg, Andrew McCarthy, Pauline Frommer, and more!

2022 Chicago Travel & Adventure Show

Other speakers will help you figure out how to work from anywhere, inspire you to visit Tanzania and Antarctica, cruise a French canal, and learn how to pack smart before your next vacation.

This year, for the first time, I’ll be speaking at the Chicago Travel & Adventure Show, too. My topic? Road trips from Chicago.

I’ve spent most of my life in the Midwest and the last twenty years in the Chicago area. While Chicago‚Äôs fantastic, sometimes you just want to get out of town. In this session, I’ll not only shares tips for planning an amazing road trip, but will also include several destinations that are a short drive from the Windy City. You can catch me at 3pm on Saturday on the Savvy Traveler stage.

Visit for a full seminar line up and additional event information.

Theresa Goodrich speaking at the 2022 Chicago Travel & Adventure Show

I’m also exhibiting, so stop by Booth 929 and enter to win prizes, like our new Chicago audio tours and autographed copies of all four of my books, including the best selling Living Landmarks of Chicago. I’ll be signing books, too. AND we always have bribery – er, I mean – candy.

Jim and Theresa at the Chicago Travel & Adventure Show

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There is a limited number of free tickets. If none are available, use code THERESA2022 for a discount.

Make the first stop on your next vacation the Chicago Travel & Adventure Show – February 19th and 20th at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

Please note that masks and proof of vaccination are required to attend.