I will have a full post soon, but if you're thinking about going to this, you shouldn't have to pay.
FRI 2/19 to SUN 2/21
Boston Globe Travel Show
at World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston (Seaport)
$10 or less / FREE children 18 and under (with a parent)
Friday: 5:30pm to 9pmIf you haven't been on vacation this winter, you have to be thinking about it. Most booths are set up to sell you something, but you can get a bunch of travel ideas. Whether you know where you want to go or not, free info about virtually every destination will be available. I bet you'll find more brochures than you can carry.
Saturday: 10am to 6pm
Sunday: 10am to 4pm
Those who are ready to pull the trigger will also find various discount offers -- especially if you don't mind getting on mailing lists.
There's also an array of seminars and presentations including a couple of Frommers and the author of "1000 Places to See Before You Die".
I found a discount code (use: MIT2010), that will get you in for free.
For those with a vivid imagination (or access to hallucinogens), just going to the travel show could be almost as good as a vacation...