Winter is a good time to think about getting away from it all, and The Boston Globe Travel Show is a good place to start.
Browse the information more than 300 exhibitors have to offer on budget vacations, luxury trips, rentals, and more. If you want to go somewhere off the beaten path, listen to travel writer Arthur Frommer's talk. For the thrill seekers, "1,000 Places To See Before You Die" author Patricia Schultz covers must-see destinations. To hear about the ultimate in roughing it, listen to "Survivor" alums Gervase Peterson and Jon "Jonny Fairplay" Dalton talk about their experiences on the TV show. The all-important topic of food will be covered by culinary demonstrations on two stages. Eat the international cuisine while enjoying multicultural entertainment presented by The Beautiful Art of Belly Dance, Portuguese Folklore Group, and Salsa Time! When all that fun makes you thirsty, drink up at a Northeast Craft Beer Pavilion tasting session. The three-day event features lots of show-only deals and giveaways, too.
Feb. 7, 5:30-8 p.m. Feb. 8, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $15, $10 advance, under 13 free. Craft Beer Pavilion tasting sessions Sat noon-2:30 p.m. and 3:30-6 p.m., and Sunday 1-3:30 p.m. $25-$35, includes travel show admission. Seaport World Trade Center, Boston. www.bostonglobetravelshow.com
Stephanie Callahan is a native Bostonian who loves cooking, traveling, spa treatments, and being on the ocean.
Meghan Colloton is a Bostonian who loves traveling, channeling her inner Julia Child, and trying weird things -- from food to bungee jumping.
Milva DiDomizio is a New England native who's fond of cooking, singing, and Boston's arts and culture scene.
Rachel Raczka is a Bostonian who enjoys buttercream frosting, gin cocktails, and conquering cobblestone streets in high heels.
Emily Sweeney is a Boston native who goes out all over, from Irish pubs in Southie to the roller rink in Dorchester.
Emily Wright is a native Cape Codder who enjoys exercising, baking, and the occasional guilty pleasure action movie.