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Gogobot Travel Salon LA: Travel on Any Budget
Thursday, December 6, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)
Culver City, CA
"I would love to travel, but I don't have the money to travel how or where I want."
Join four travel writers as they share secret tips and insider advice gleaned from dozens of years as travel professionals. Learn practical tips on stretching your budget in every aspects of travel -- plane fare, mileage points, hotels or alternative lodging, transportation, etc. After the panel, we'll break into smaller group discussions led by the four panelists on their area of expertise -- luxury travel, eco travel, business travel and budget travel. Stay and enjoy drinks and snacks and meet your fellow travelers!
Cost: $5 includes plentiful drinks and snacks
Andrew Bender: Perhaps the only Wharton School MBA to become a travel writer, Andrew Bender writes the Seat 1A blog for Forbes magazine, covering business travel and the business of travel (and often the fun, too). He’s also a frequent contributor to the Los Angeles Times, Singapore Airlines’ in-flight magazine and Lonely Planet guide books.
Sara Benson: Sara Benson is a globetrotting nomad, journalist, photographer and outdoors junkie who has written over 60 travel and nonfiction books. She believes in working just enough to fund her next travel adventure, whether that's camping by the beach and eating wild guava in Hawaii or living it up at a spa resort in Southeast Asia. Sara has traveled to more than 30 countries and only once found herself arriving back in California without enough money to catch a bus home from the airport. Follow Sara at The Indie Traveler.
Terry Gardner: Terry’s passion for travel led her to become a freelance travel journalist. She often freelances for the LA Times, Dallas Morning News and Chicago Tribune, focusing on travel gear, travel apps, and stretching a travel budget. Scuba diving and a love of marine mammals has fueled her passion for the environment, and Terry now focuses on traveling with a light carbon footprint. Find Terry at www.terrytravels.com or on YouTube.
Eric Rosen: A travel writer with beats ranging from food and wine to eco-adventure and luxury spas, Eric's assignments have taken him to far-lung destinations on five continents. Recently, he's also been Managing Editor of The Points Guy, a site dedicated to travelers maximize their hotel points and frequent flyer miles. His most recent travels took Eric on a trip around the world to visit Korea, Spain and Switzerland, all using miles and points to fly first and business class and stay in luxury hotels (for less money than it would have taken to fly coach and stay in hostels).
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