Calling all adventurers, explorers and outdoor-lovers! The annual Midwest Mountaineering Outdoor Adventure Expo is here! Come visit the Knowmad Team (and other adventure enthusiasts) from November 18th – 20th, 2016 at one of the best outdoor events in Minneapolis. Hosted by Midwest Mountaineering, the Outdoor Adventure 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.
With free admission and easy parking at this three-day event, you have lots of time to be inspired! The Expo is Friday, November 18th to Sunday, November 20th: Friday from 2:00pm-9:30pm, Saturday from 9:00am-6:30pm, Sunday from 10:00am-5:00pm. For more general information, check out the Outdoor Adventure Expo website.
Find great deals on outdoor gear, hear how to take advantage of Minnesota winter activities and programs, and chat with fellow adventure travel and outdoor enthusiasts. With games for kids, yummy food, exhibitor booths and sales on gear, it’s perfect for both your friends and your family!
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’s founder Jordan Harvey will be giving three unique presentations filled with practical information for travel to South America. Remember that we always hand out a $200 travel credit coupon to everyone who attends our presentations!
- Patagonia Unbridled: Journey through Southern Chile & Argentina– Saturday, Nov. 19th, 11:45am, U of M – Hanson Hall, Room 102
- Machu Picchu and Beyond: Making the Most of Your Peru Travels– Saturday, Nov. 19th, 2:15pm, U of M – Hanson Hall, Room 104
- Exploring the Breathtaking Galapagos Islands and Mainland Ecuador – Sunday, Nov. 20th, 1:00pm, U of M – Hanson Hall, Room 102
Patagonia Unbridled: Journey through Southern Chile & Argentina
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 Monte 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.
Machu Picchu and Beyond: Making the Most of Your Peru Travels
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.
Jordan Harvey’s 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.
Exploring the Breathtaking Galapagos Islands and Mainland Ecuador
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.
See you at the 2016 Fall 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.