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Everything you need to know about the first and only Women's Travel Fest!

Speakers

Check out our awesome list of speakers! Laura Ling, Patricia Schultz, Felicity Aston & more!

Women's Travel Fest
Feb. 27-March 1, 2015
San Francisco


The Women's Travel Fest is an annual event that inspires, empowers and celebrates women's travel.

This three-day event includes speakers, vendors and two networking parties, so you're sure to make new friends and business connections with other ladies who love travel, too. You don't want to miss it!

Join the industry's leading ladies as we discuss things like: how to travel without breaking the bank, where and why you should totally go solo, and how to live the awesome travel life you want.

This event sold out in 2014. Don't miss out! Save your space today!

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  Book your stay at the Westin Park Central Hotel
  $159/night. Book via this link: http://bit.ly/WTFestExpedia

 

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Make your reservation via SFHostels.org using code TF15 by February 15, 2015 for a 15% discount. Your stay includes free breakfast & rates run at about $49/night. City Center is our main hostel. 

Laura Ling

Laura Ling is an award-winning journalist and host and reporter of two documentary series airing on the E! Network: E! Investigates and Society X with Laura Ling.

Laura also has a powerful story-- she was one of two journalists imprisoned in North Korea in 2009 while on assignment for Current TV in China. They were subsequently sentenced to 12 years in a labor camp after being convicted of illegal entry and "unspecified hostile acts" while attempting to film refugees crossing the Chinese border. The two were pardoned after an unannounced visit by former President Bill Clinton.


Patricia Schultz

Patricia Schultz is the author of the international bestsellers 1,000 Places to See Before You Die (now with over 3 million copies in print and translated into 25 languages) and 1,000 Places to See in the United States and Canada Before You Die. A veteran travel journalist with over 25 years of experience, she has written for The Wall Street Journal, Everyday with Rachel Ray, and Travel Weekly. She also executive-produced a Travel Channel television show based on her book 1,000 Places to See Before You Die. Her home base is New York City.



Felicity Aston

British explorer Felicity Aston is the first and only woman in the world to ski across Antarctica alone. The 1084-mile, 59-day journey completed in January 2012 also made her the first person in the world to do so purely by muscle power without the aid of kites or machines..



Pre-Party!

Friday, Feb. 27. 2015 /

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015: The weekend kicks off with an awesome pre-party!

Get to know attendees and speakers in an awesome kick-off event that will give you a sneak preview of what this whole thing is about!

  • Drinks & snacks provided
  • Live entertainment
  • Travel tips & trip ideas
  • Giveaways

Our pre-party is co-sponsored by Expedia. Come celebrate the start of an amazing weekend with us!

The Main Day

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 /

Feb. 28 is the main day of the Women's Travel Fest, which will feature voices from keynote speakers, a great marketplace, and a fun after-party. We'll be going in-depth with the leading ladies of travel. Join us!

9:30: Doors open
10:15-11:00: Go Further For Less
11:15-12:00: Staying Safe Abroad
12-1 Skiing Antarctica w/ Felicity Aston
1 p.m: Lunch provided by EatWith
2-2:45: 1,000 Places w/ Patricia Schultz
3-3:45: Dangerous Territory
4-4:45: Breaking Free to Travel

  • Lunch provided by EatWith.
  • Open bar after party
  • Awesome swag bag

Workshops

Sunday, March 1 /

Get more detailed information on a variety of awesome topics.

Workshops include:

  • Philanthropy Abroad
  • LGBT Travel
  • Travel Writing
  • Accessible Travel
  • Travel Tools the Pros Use
  • Taking a Career Break
  • Making Travel a Career
  • Family Travel
  • Budget Travel Hacking Tips
  • Make 'Em Jealous on Instagram
 
 
 

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