AAA Great Vacations Travel Expo

2017 AAA Great Vacations Travel Expo

With a serious case of wanderlust, I am always searching for my next getaway. Every January, I make a list of destinations in Ohio, the USA and the world that I would like to visit then make a tentative yearly plan of weekend getaways and travel itineraries. While I do plan most of my travels through online research, another travel tool that I have utilized the past few years is the AAA Great Vacations Travel Expo. With more than 250 exhibits and exhibitors, the AAA Great Vacations Travel Expo helps cure my case of wanderlust and helps to plan my upcoming travels! Keep reading for a chance to win tickets to the 2017 AAA Great Vacations Travel Expo (GIVEAWAY CLOSED)!

AAA Great Vacations Travel Expo

My travel loot from previous AAA Great Vacations Travel Expo!

The AAA Great Vacations Travel Expo is a complete vacation marketplace which offers expo-goers access to travel tips, talk one-on-one with travel specialists and visit interactive travel exhibitions. Featuring almost every type of vacation imaginable, from luxury travel, cruises, resort and vacation packages, all-inclusive vacations, adventure travel, honeymoon destinations, national and international travel destinations and local Ohio destinations, there truly is a vacation option for every budget at the AAA Great Vacations Travel Expo!

Special attractions such as the Vacation Marketplace features hundreds of top travel destinations, the Paradise Pavilion features information and deals on warm and tropical vacations, Lake Erie Shores & Islands highlights the fun attractions of Ohio’s Lake Erie region, the AAA Explore Store features free guidebooks, maps and travel gear, the AAA Travel Stage features live entertainment and The Great Outdoors presented by the Metro Parks features a living landscape inspiring guests to explore the great outdoors.

AAA Great Vacations Travel Expo AAA Great Vacations Travel Expo

In addition to the numerous special attractions and exhibits, guests can enter to win travel giveaways, find discounted travel deals and gear and listen to local and national celebrities talk about their travel experiences. This year, the AAA Expo Stage will feature Josh Gates from the Travel Channel’s Expedition Unknown (Saturday, February 4 at 2pm) and Dawn Wells known for her role as Mary Ann on Gilligan’s Island (Sunday, February 5 at 1pm).

The AAA Great Vacations Travel Expo takes place at the Columbus Convention Center in Downtown Columbus. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for AAA members and children under 16 are free. Expo hours are:

Friday, February 3 from 12pm-7pm

Saturday, February 4 from 10am-7pm

Sunday, February 5 from 11am to 4pm

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Two lucky readers will receive a pair of AAA Great Vacations Travel Expo tickets! To enter for a chance to win the tickets, all you have to do is add your email to receive Ohio Girl Travels blog posts directly into your email inbox (I promise to never spam you email account, I despise spam email as much as you do! 😉 ). You will find the subscription box on the right-hand side of this page, underneath the “About Me” picture and “Follow Me” buttons. Simply add your name and email address in the boxes and you are entered to win the tickets!

**If you have previously added your email, leave a comment on this post and tell me where you are dreaming of visiting in 2017! And please like and/or share this post. You can find social media share buttons at the bottom of this post!

**For an extra entry, like AAA Great Vacations Expo on Facebook, click HERE to be directed to their Facebook page.

**Winners will be contacted on Tuesday, January 31st! Good luck! **GIVEAWAY CLOSED!**


I’ll be at the Expo collecting travel brochures and planning my year of travels, if you see me, please say hello! 🙂


A special thanks to the AAA Great Vacations Expo for sponsoring the ticket giveaway!

2 thoughts on “2017 AAA Great Vacations Travel Expo

    1. Hi Lara! You and Mike should definitely plan a trip to Ireland, you will love it! I would love to take a road trip to the Grand Canyon! Wishing you many adventures in 2017! 🙂

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