Philadelphia Travel and Adventure Show!



Celebrity Speakers Include Travel Personalities Pauline Frommer, Peter Greenberg,
Andrew McCarthy, Rudy Maxa and Patricia Schultz


U.S. State Department Accepting On-Site Passport Applications; Attendees Applying
for Passports Get in Free



PHILADELPHIA, PA – The 5th Annual Philadelphia Travel & Adventure Show, Philadelphia’s only major consumer travel event, will be at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on March 9-10, 2019.  Visitors will be part of an exciting travel and cultural marketplace, sharing a taste of international and local travel, authentic cultural entertainment, educational content as well as thousands of dollars in show-only travel deals. Included in the price of admission is Federal Row, where the US State Department and Passport Agency will be accepting new passport applications, renewing passports, and even taking passport photos on site.

Located at PA Convention Center (Hall D), the Travel & Adventure Show will feature hundreds of travel experts from around the planet, must-have travel products and gadgets, engaging speakers and fun suitable for the whole family. With a new motion thrill ride, to the Outer Banks, NC “Green Screen” photo booth, and the Camp Cody S’mores Station, all activities are family friendly.

“This is the largest travel show in the Philadelphia metro-area and is like a mini-world vacation in and of itself,” said Unicomm CEO, John Golicz. “Philadelphia-area residents who love to travel come to the event to tour the global sights and sounds, receive educational content during hands-on seminars, as well as become inspired to take their next trip from experts from around the globe.”

Travel Celebrity Line-up – 

  • Andrew McCarthy, Award-Winning Writer, Actor, and Director will take you through his personal journey and give you tips on how to look at the world through a different lens.

  • Beat the hotel and airline companies at their own game with a fascinating presentation from Peter Greenberg, Emmy-Award Winning Investigative Reporter / Producer and CBS News Travel Editor.

  • New York Times Bestselling author of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, Patricia Schultz, will take you around the world at hidden gems to add to your bucket list.

  • Pauline Frommer, Editorial Director of the Frommer Guides and Publisher of, will be on hand to tell you how to spend less and see more on your next vacation.

  • Learn about the secrets that travel experts never tell you from Rudy Maxa with Award-Winning Travel Journalist, Travel Expert, Radio & TV Host.


  • Jack Maxwell, Host of Booze Traveler on the Travel Channel and the podcast, “I Don’t Drink Alone” will be discussing celebrating cultures through the lens of the cocktail glass.


Savvy Traveler Theater Provides Tips to Travel Smarter

Travel experts will cover a range of topics at the Savvy Traveler Theater, including how to travel safer and cheaper, how to maximize reward points, packing tips and other travel hacks designed to maximize the travel experience.

Discover the World at the Destination Theater

Local destination experts will help attendees plan, personalize and book their next vacations while sharing their inside knowledge in workshops right on the show floor. From New Hampshire to Italy to the Caribbean and countless local drive destinations, visitors will learn how to travel like a local at these half hour sessions.

Experience Music and Dance from Around the World

Featuring cultural performances from around the globe, the Global Beats Theater invite visitors to enjoy authentic cultural music and dance presentations with more than 20 sessions throughout the weekend.

The Philadelphia Travel & Adventure Show will take place March 9th and 10th at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Hall D. The show opens at 9:30 a.m. Saturday for travel professionals; the public can attend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Attendees can purchase single-day and two-day tickets online now for the discounted rate of $11/$18 with promo code: PHPR19 or on-site for $15/$22. Children 16 and under are free and on-site tickets can be purchased with cash only. For tickets and event information, visit


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All the Disney Food!!!! February Edition!

With Mickey and Minnie’s Surprise Celebration in full swing and Mardi Gras and St. Patrick’s Day fast approaching, there’s a whole host of new eats and treats coming to Magic Kingdom Park. For all you Disney Parks Foodies out there, you won’t want to skip out on these offerings!


If you’re a fan of taking cute pics with character-themed treats, then you’ll be excited to learn that there are three brand-new cones coming to the park. They’ll be available starting February 24th and definitely make for a cute insta pic. The first cone is inspired by everyone’s favorite feathery sidekick – the Hei Hei Cone features a blue sugar cone topped with raspberry soft-serve, pineapple Dole Whip, sugar eyes, and sour candy. You’ll find it at Aloha Isle in Adventureland!


This next cone will have you seeing the light at Storybook Treats. The Lost Princess Cone is a purple one and comes topped with lemon soft-serve and a beautiful display of edible flowers. And the third and final cone can be found at Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies and will have you flying through Tomorrowland to try it. The “Adventure is Out There” Cone is a blue sugar cone topped with mango soft-serve and a candy balloon piece.


Looking for a way to celebrate Mardi Gras? Then we’ve got just the treat for you! For a limited time, hop on over to Liberty Square Market to indulge in the Frog Prince Whoopie Pie. This cinnamon whoopie pie comes with graham cracker icing, sprinkles, and a chocolate frog.


At Casey’s Corner, hot dog-lovers will love March’s Hot Dog of the Month – Casey’s Corn Beef Hash Dog. This hot dog is a great way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all month long! It’s topped with crispy potatoes, corned beef, cabbage, and a Blarney sauce drizzle.


There are also a few new treats joining the party for Mickey and Minnie’s Surprise Celebration, like the Mickey and Minnie Waffle Sundae at Sleepy Hollow! This adorable delight comes with Mickey and Minnie-shaped waffles and a scoop of vanilla ice cream topped with chocolate sauce, whipped cream, sprinkles, and a cherry.


Speaking of sundaes, a couple of fun Minnie Mouse-themed sundaes will also be available at Plaza Ice Cream Parlor. The Minnie Sundae features two scoops of ice cream topped with chocolate sauce, whipped cream, strawberries, chocolate cream cookies, and a chocolate Minnie bow. The Main Street Split comes with ice-cream and a banana topped with strawberry and pineapple sauces, hot fudge, chocolate cream cookies, and a chocolate Minnie bow.


If you’re dining at either Columbia Harbour House or Tony’s Town Square Restaurant, you’ll find some delectable Mickey and Minnie Whoopie Pies. These red velvet whoopie pies come filled with cream cheese icing and are topped with chocolate decorations. And the Mickey Confetti Pretzel is coming back, too! It’s dipped in marshmallow fluff and topped with confetti sprinkles, and can be found at Tortuga Tavern.

And don’t forget, all three sundaes, the Mickey and Minnie Whoopie Pies, and the Mickey Confetti Pretzel are all available starting on March 1.


In addition to all of these yummy offerings, did you know that we now have new ice cream containers featuring our favorite pals? That’s right – you can now get your ice cream in fun Mickey and Minnie-themed cups at various locations throughout the park!

So, what are you waiting for? Now More Than Ever is the time to get snackin’ at Magic Kingdom Park!

Contact a Mad Hatter Travel Adviser TODAY to BOOK your Magical Vacation and experience NOW MORE THAN EVER!!!!!


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Contact them TODAY for ALL your travel needs!    1-844-M-HATTER


*Information from the Disney Parks Blog

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Toy Story Land Media Event COMING SOON!


One Week!  In one week, I will board a plane and head to Orlando and attend Disney’s Toy Story Land Media Event!  I will get to be there BEFORE it opens to the public.  Excited is an understatement!


I will check out the new Slinky Dog Coaster as well as the Alien Swirling Saucers.  If the saucers are anything like Maters Junkyard Jamboree in Disneyland, then its sure to be a blast and great for families!



I am honored to be invited to this prestigious event!  I will be staying at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort!  I will be checking out Disney’s Incredible Summer Events!  Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for LIVE videos and lots of photos of the event!







magicmondayI love Mondays.  They are Magic!  I know that I am not in the norm with that one.  But my house is quiet on Mondays.  Everyone goes back to school or work and I am home, alone, in the quiet.

I work from home so having a house full of people is loud and chaotic and doesn’t afford me the time to get much done.  I have 3 kids, 4 if you count my husband, 3 cats and a dog.  Plus the numerous other people that come and go from my home.  I have a teenager, so friends and the boyfriend are always in and out.

Mondays mean routine returns.  I can think straight.  Working from home is both a blessing and a curse.  I am flexible and can work from anywhere.  Working from anywhere means sometimes I am working poolside at a hotel or beachside on an island or even from the Magic Kingdom at Disney World.  Working from home affords me the luxury of being able to travel to so many places.

But today its like the calm before the storm.  I am home, alone, in the quiet, drinking uninterrupted coffee.  I know that in just a few short days, my husband will be jumping on a plane and leaving me home with 3 kids.  A few days after that I take the kids and jump on a plane.  Ideally, and in a perfect world, we meet up and reunite our family in Florida for a long weekend.  But something always goes…..well just goes different!

I have one week to pack, prepare for a 5K, catch up on work, and check into the Polynesian in Florida for the runDisney Darkside race.  So plenty of time!  And that is the Magic of Mondays and coffee!

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The Delightful Traveler