Advisory: Colorado Springs Travel Event of the Year

2020 Travel Expo to feature top-name cruise operators, guided vacations, and river cruise expertise - not to mention Springs-exclusive travel deals. 


WHAT: Whether you're a seasoned traveler or just beginning to plan your first big vacation, there's no better place to put together the trip of a lifetime than the Colorado Springs Travel Expo by AAA  ⁠— featuring unique expertise you won't find anywhere else. 

FOR MEDIA: Nationally renowned travel expert Anne McAlpin, who has been a guest on CNN, PBS, "The View," and Oprah, among others, is available for interview in the lead-up to the event. Details and her bio, below

WHEN: Saturday, February 29 | 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Colorado Springs Marriott
5580 Tech Center Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80919

WHY: This is one of 2020's best opportunities to plan, book, and prepare for your next trip. 

  • The expo offers diverse, life-changing travel experiences ranging from experiential adventures to relaxing vacations, luxury to off-the-beaten-path explorations, solo to family adventures, plus foodie, historical, and cultural jaunts around the world and more. 
  • Not sure what to pack, or even where to begin? Anne McAlpin, "the packing lady" featured on Oprah and other national broadcasts, will be presenting tips and best practices.
  • Once you've knocked packing out of the park with Anne's fresh ideas, head to the AAA Travel Store for show-only discounts on luggage, travel accessories, and apparel.
  • Both first-time and seasoned travelers will learn new, trending, and helpful travel information from experts who have traveled the globe.
  • Day-of-Show Discounts & Special Offers: Did you know AAA members receive some of the best travel benefits and discounts on the market?
  • Apply for or renew your passport with our convenient onsite passport services.
  • Need an International Driving Permit? Purchase and receive one onsite.
  • AAA Travel is the largest leisure travel agency in North America, and our experienced agents will be onsite to answer your questions and to book your next dream vacation. 


MEDIA AVAILABILITY: The following experts will be available for interviews on Friday, Feb. 28 and Saturday, Feb. 29. Contact Skyler McKinley at to learn more or to schedule an interview. Additionally, media tickets are available for the duration of the Travel Expo

Anne McAlpin
A nationally recognized travel expert, author and packing guru, McAlpin has been inspiring travelers for over 25 years as a guest on Oprah, The View, CNN and PBS. Anne has traveled to over 80 countries and 6 continents experiencing all types of travel, from ocean and river cruises to adventure travel to a solo trip around the world. She continues to travel the world and host workshops based on her best-selling book, "Pack It Up! The Essential Guide to Smart Travel." With her wealth of travel experience, Anne has designed her packing workshops with one goal in mind: to make travel easier and more fun for everyone! At our AAA Travel Expo, you’ll learn how to pack the essential items for your dream vacation without lugging around a heavy bag.

About AAA Colorado
More than 700,000 members strong, AAA Colorado is the state’s greatest advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 60 million members with travel, insurance, financial, and automotive-related services — as well as member-exclusive savings. A not-for-profit organization since its founding in 1923, AAA Colorado has been recognized as the number one Colorado company its size for its advocacy, community engagement, and corporate social responsibility efforts – and is a proud member of Points of Light’s “The Civic 50 Colorado,” recognizing the 50 most community-minded companies in the state. For more information, visit