I just returned from attending the #ChicagoTravelShow this weekend and boy am I inspired to travel the world. If you had the chance to attend the show this year, you would know that there were hundreds of exhibitors showcasing tourist boards, resorts and The Travel Channel. If you were interested in a destination, chances are that they had a representative there. From Africa to Asia, cruise lines and camel rides all at your fingertips. I particularly enjoyed all of the stages that featured various travel topics like: technology, food, culture and dance. My favorite part of the entire show was the presentation by Samantha Brown from The Travel Channel. She is so darn cute! She talked about how vacations are the backbone of family memories. What a true statement. How many of you remember the drives cross country to grandmas house or the annual camping trip to the woods. These are the trips that lasting memories are made of. I remember each summer as a young girl flying Eastern Airlines to Birmingham, Alabama to visit my grandparents and the excitement I always had while boarding the airplane. What was your favorite family travel memory?

Samantha Brown of The Travel Channel
Samantha Brown of The Travel Channel