When the doors open at 10 a.m. on Saturday, the L.A. Times Travel Show promises a variety of experiences. Whether you're looking for new products or a new way to get to your destination, or information or ideas, scores of vendors and exhibitors are available to offer a helping hand. It's a way to sample the world and its wares under one roof at the L.A. Convention Center.
Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger Mary Forgione likes to hit the dirt when she's on vacation. An avid hiker and runner, Mary likes speed-touring cities on foot and sightseeing by running marathons.