A fellow postdoc got some tickets to The New York Times Travel Show and offered them to Peggy and me.
We went and wandered around the booths and talked with people from all over the world who were there promoting their city/state/country. We also picked up a bunch of maps (China, Latvia, Check Republic to name a few) for a shared map collection I've got going in Columbus. Rick Steves was there in person and I saw him. Amazing, I felt like waving at him since I've seen him on tv so much, I feel like I know the guy.
There were also lots of neat give aways. In addition to really nice brochures, there were pens, travel bags, sunscreen, travel toiletry containers, mardi gras beads and more!