Travel and Leisure Global Bazaar Giveaway!

What’s the last time someone tried to give you free tickets around the world?

Never, right?

Well, how about the next best thing?


This year, Travel and Leisure magazine is taking over the Lexington Armory from September 28-September 30 for it’s Global Bazaar.

This is a travel show times ten.

On steroids.

Plus hula dancers and cooking demonstrations.

This 3 day festival is going to be a gastronomic and travel extravaganza, with days for families, a night with parties, and more. Check out this schedule:

Friday, Sept. 28

Session I: Kick-Off Party


*Enjoy food from chefs like Jose Andres, Scott Conant, and Michael White. Visit global food trucks with authentic dishes from around the world, and sample all sorts of cocktails (by such high end companies as Patron Tequila) and wines(i.e., Layer Cake vineyards). As you dine, enjoy live fire eaters and belly dancing performances, and shop to your heart’s content from artisans sourced from Morocco, Sri Lanka, and other exotic locales – you won’t find this stuff at Duane Reade! Don’t miss hanging out in the Global Sky Club lounge by Delta and talking to representatives from the Easter Islands, and Taj Hotels.*

Saturday, Sept. 29

Session II: Global Bazaar by Day

More of the same…

Session III: Global Bazaar at Night

…and you know you are going to want more of those Patron cocktails.


Sunday, Sept. 30
Session IV: Tribe Family Opening

This one is all for the kids! No booze, no age restrictions (you must be at least 21 to attend the other sessions), and lots of interactive installations. Dance, sing, eat, and have fun with the little ones!

Of course, these tickets are rather pricey – about $125 per event. That includes all food, booze, and entertainment, but hey, it is still expensive. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to go to any or all events for free?


(Darn it, wish I had a little genie costume for moments like that!)


I have 2 sets of VIP All-Access tickets to give away for the event. That means you get into any event, all weekend, for FREE!!!

Just leave a comment in the comment section, and you could be the winner of 2 tickets! The winner will be chosen at random this Sunday at 8 pm, and will be announced MOnday, September 24.

Good Luck!

*Disclaimer: I have partnered with Travel and Leisure to provide this giveaway. I am attending the event for free, but am not paid for my participation.*


  1. Jen Melinski says:

    I absolutely love your blog! Best accidental find ever! 🙂

  2. Jen Melinski says:

    If I do happen to maybe win a set of tickets, would you be able to recommend some relatively inexpensive lodging for me and a friend?

  3. Too bad I have a wedding on the 29th (of course I do). Anyway, hope whoever wins these tickets can enjoy every single minute of food and fun! xx

  4. Pick me!

  5. pick me!

  6. Pick me!! also lets hang out soon plz 🙂

  7. OH wow! I would LOVE to win the pair of tickets! Sounds like the best weekend ever! 😀

  8. ooooh i would like to enter!

  9. Love the Frito!

  10. Corinne Flax says:

    I want to go! And I live in nyc, so that’s all good.

  11. This sounds like an absolutely amazing experience! I happen to live in the area and never knew of this wonderful event. Did I mentioned that my husband and I are HUGE food lovers!!!! Pick me, pick me 🙂 I’m good at sharing!

  12. Every New Yorker foodies dream!!!! I would love to be given the opportunity to EAT some of the greatest food and MEET the chefs I admire.

  13. Ooh! Pick me! That sounds awesome!

  14. An opportunity to do some traveling via taste buds, why not I’m in!

  15. NYer here who really wants to go to this event! Fingers crossed!

  16. Oh my God I want to win this so bad. You have no idea how many sandwiches and cereal I’ve eaten this year. This would be like a food orgy. Love you girl.

  17. i hope the random number generator lands on my entry! all the food from those chefs should be delicious!

  18. I would LOVE to go!

  19. Jen Melinski says:

    Mememememe!!! Pick me!!!!

  20. Jessica Mui says:

    Found this website a little too late! I’m guessing your VIP tickets giveaway is already over 🙁