Mark your calendars for the 67th Bi-Annual Outdoor Adventure Expo! Hosted by Midwest Mountaineering, “The Expo” has over 60 exhibitors and more than 100 presentations by experts in a multitude of fields: parks and trails, high-adrenaline adventure, nature conservation, and of course, travel. Chat with fellow adventure travel and outdoor enthusiasts, learn about new gear, and find great deals.
This three-day event has free admission and easy parking, so you have lots of time to get excited about planning your next adventure! The Expo is Friday, November 16th to Sunday, November 18th: Friday from 2:00pm-9:30pm, Saturday from 9:00am-6:30pm, and Sunday from 10:00am-5:00pm. For more general information, check out the Outdoor Adventure Expo website.
Friday night is also the special Beer & Gear night, where you can answer trivia questions at exhibitor booths (including Knowmad’s) to get raffle tickets for over $9,000 in prizes!
Knowmad Presentation Info: machu Picchu + beyond, Patagonia Unbridled, & Exploring Ecuador
Knowmad Trip Specialists, Renee Davies and Krista Erdahl, will be giving three unique presentations filled with practical information for travel to South America. Krista will be giving a presentation on Patagonia, and Renee will discuss travel to Machu Picchu / Peru and the Galapagos Islands / Ecuador. Details on their presentations below:
- Machu Picchu and Beyond: Making the Most of Your Travels in Peru – Presented by Renee Davies on Saturday, Nov. 17th, 10:30a.m., U of M – Hanson Hall, Room 106
- Patagonia Unbridled: Journey through Southern Chile & Argentina – Presented by Krista Erdahl on Saturday, Nov. 17th, 2:15p.m., U of M – Hanson Hall, Room 106
- Exploring the Breathtaking Galapagos Islands and Mainland Ecuador – Presented by Renee Davies on Sunday, Nov. 18th, 11:45a.m., U of M – Hanson Hall, Room 104
Ps. We always hand out a $200 travel credit coupon to everyone who attends our presentations!
Home to ancient civilizations, vast archaeological marvels in unbelievable settings, vibrant indigenous cultures, and natural wonders spanning from unspoiled Amazon rainforest to towering Andean peaks, Peru inspires awe at every turn.
Renee Davies’ presentation will feature inspired images from Peru’s various regions while offering practical itinerary planning and travel advice for Peru, including hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, less physical and more luxurious trips to Machu Picchu, Amazon Jungle lodges and travel, and Lake Titicaca.
Patagonia is as vast and sparsely populated as it is dramatic. This remote region at the end of the Andes is home to Cape Horn, Tierra del Fuego, and the expansive Torres del Paine National Park. It also includes the iconic Mount Fitz Roy, the impressive Perito Moreno Glacier and more.
This presentation will offer jaw-dropping images of the region’s incredible natural beauty from a variety of both active Patagonia expeditions and luxury Patagonia vacations, and will also offer practical advice on traveling through this vast area of wilderness and cultural intrigue.
The Galapagos Islands, some 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, is one of the most unique, pristine, and remarkable destinations in the world. Ecuador is home to nearly every ecosystem imaginable. Visits to Ecuador can include cloud forest, Andean Highlands, historic haciendas, remote indigenous communities, volcanoes, Amazon Jungle, colonial cities, and of course, the famed Galapagos Islands.
This presentation will show astounding photos of the Galapagos Islands and mainland Ecuador, as well as share practical advice on everything from picking the perfect Galapagos cruise for you to where to go in mainland Ecuador and how to plan the perfect itinerary.
MIDWEST MOUNTAINEERING EXPO SPECIALS
WIN A TRIP TO PERU Visit our booth to enter your name in the drawing for an amazing 3-Day / 2-Night stay at an incredible location in Peru*! Valued at $545 (flights not included), this trip works perfectly with our Classic Machu Picchu or Peru Active Explorer itineraries! Ask one of our Knowmad Adventures specialists how you can enter to win this one-of-a-kind travel experience!
*Terms and Conditions available upon request.
RECEIVE A $200 TRAVEL CREDIT For those travelers who come to a Knowmad Adventures presentation at the Expo, you will enjoy a $200 Travel Credit**!
**Please consult your $200 travel credit for terms and conditions.
See you at the Expo!
Hasta Pronto, Knowmad Adventures
Knowmad Adventures works closely with independent-minded travelers creating innovative trips to South America. Our specialists in Patagonia, Chile, Machu Picchu, Peru, Argentina, the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador and Antarctica are eager to collaborate and create a trip as unique and authentic as you are, and our experienced South American operations team guarantees you get an insider’s perspective, superior values, and a flawlessly-operated trip.