Fellow adventurers, sightseers, and wanderlusters, the time has come again for the best gear and travel event in the Twin Cities, the Outdoor Adventure Expo! 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.
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 17th to Sunday, November 19th: 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, participate in paddlesport demos, 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, and Peru + Ecuador Trip Specialist, Renee Davies, will be giving three unique presentations filled with practical information for travel to South America. Jordan will discuss travel to Patagonia and Machu Picchu + Peru and Renee will give the Galapagos + Ecuador presentation.
After living in Patagonia for over a year and traveling through almost every nook and cranny of the region, Jordan’s South America insight and advice is invaluable. You will come away inspired and full of useful information to begin planning your next adventure.
Renee plans to share new insights and stories from her recent three-week trip to the Galapagos and mainland Ecuador as well as practical trip planning advice. Come prepared with questions and ready to learn about some of Ecuador’s hidden gems.
Remember that we always hand out a $200 travel credit coupon to everyone who attends our presentations!
- Machu Picchu and Beyond: Making the Most of Your Travels in Peru – Presented by Jordan Harvey on Saturday, November 18th, 11:45 a.m. – UofM – Hanson Hall, Room 106
- Patagonia Unbridled: Journey through Southern Chile & Argentina – Presented by Jordan Harvey on Saturday, November 18th, 2:15 p.m. – UofM – Hanson Hall, Room 106
- Exploring the Breathtaking Galapagos Islands and Mainland Ecuador – Presented by Renee Davies on Sunday, November 19th, 11:45 a.m. – UofM – Hanson Hall, Room 104
Updates the Year The Expo is moving indoors this fall! Rather than in the tent in the parking lot of Midwest Mountaineering, all Expo booths will be just across 19th Avenue, inside the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and you can find us in the Humphrey Atrium!
Knowmad’s Presentations: MacHu Picchu + Beyond, Patagonia Unbridled, + Exploring Ecuador
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.
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.
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.