This weekend I attended the NY Times Travel Show at the Javits Center in New York City, and boy, did it inspire me! I already love to travel, but seeing all of these incredible destinations under one roof really made me want to drop everything and travel the world! The Caribbean, Europe, South and Latin America, Southeast Asia, Australia, and so many places right here in the United States! The Philippine and Thai booths were giving incredible ten minute massages, while the Caribbean booths like Anguilla were offering up rum punch and rum cake. There were also parts of the convention hall devoted to luxury and spa travel, as well as adventure companies for those looking to stay active and try new things.
There were seminars throughout the day in two rooms and the Travel Channel’s Samantha Brown and Andrew Zimmern talked about their shows and how they landed what most would consider the best job in the world! There was also a seminar on travel writing run by Max Hartshorne from GoNomad.com, and Arthur and Pauline Frommer spoke about the best way to travel despite the economy.
While I was very exhilerated by the prospect of traveling all over the world, I was also excited to talk with the New Jersey tourism board and those representing Cape May. As a relationship talk show host in New Jersey, I am always looking for romantic getaways close to home. There are some beautiful bed and breakfasts and hotels right here in New Jersey. For those who may not be able to spend the extra money on airfare right now, these are the perfect options to steal away for a little romance. In the peak season, people from out of state make the Jersey Shore their vacation spot, so why not take advantage of it’s beauty when it’s less crowded? If you have a romantic spot in New Jersey where you like to go to get away for a few days or a week, I want to hear about it. As I discover new resorts and inns here in the Garden State, I will tell you all about them!