Who says you gotta leave Brooklyn to travel around the world?
An innovative travel expo is showcasing dozens of culturally-rich and little-known Brooklyn “stay-cation” destinations — proving you can find adventure, relaxation, and world-renowned food without an airplane ticket.
“People used to take road trips — now we can take creative and affordable mini-trips,” said expo creator Caylin Sanders.
Dozens of food-and-travel-centric vendors — including rooftop farms, historic soda shops, and hip hotels — will show off Brooklyn-based daytrips and getaway ideas at the Fort Greene event.
The expo will also feature short weekend getaways such as cheese tastings in Vermont, canal tours upstate and Vineyard trips to Pennsylvania.
Sanders said the expo caters to families, foodies, folks with eco-friendly traveling priorities, and pteromerhanophobics who like to take trips without taking flights.
Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain owner Peter Freeman, who will have a booth at the expo, said Brooklynites just need a little info and inspiration.
“There’s so much at your fingers here; sometimes you don’t even realize it,” he said. “So this is a blueprint.”
Local Food & Travel Expo [1 Hanson Pl. at Flatbush Avenue in Fort Greene] April 14 at 12pm. $13 for adults; free for kids 10 and under. Visit www.escapemaker.com/travelexpoReach reporter Natalie O'Neill at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling her at (718) 260-4505.
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