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The Women’s Travel Fest

Women's Travel Fest 2015

Mark your calendars! The Women's Travel Fest 2015 will be held Feb. 27-March 1, in San Francisco!

The Women's Travel Fest is a 3-day weekend event that will inspire you to take on the world and find more meaning in your travels.

The 2015 event includes three-parts: - Our Official Pre-Party (Friday, Feb. 27) - The Women's Travel Fest (Saturday, Feb. 28) - Specialty Workshops (Sunday, March 1)

Tickets are sold individually, or as 3-day passes. Early bird tickets will run until Nov. 30, or until sold! Last year this event sold out-- grab your seat while you can!

Be Inspired. Be Empowered. Take on the World!

Been thinking about traveling but feel intimidated? Want to get passionate about finding your place in the world? Hoping to meet other awesome, empowered female travelers? This is the festival for you!

Presented by Go! Girl Guides, the Women's Travel Fest will get you pumped to travel as we share knowledge and tips on everything from how to travel through the Middle East as a woman to body image and sexuality abroad.

We're coming together to talk openly about the things that just aren't addressed elsewhere, so that you can feel inspired, empowered and make newfound travel connections. Plus: Lunch & an open bar after party! Awesome giveaways! Swag bag! **While this event is geared towards women, men who support the cause or love to travel are more than welcome to attend! **

Where to Stay: Hosteling International SF

Hostelling International USA is excited to welcome Women’s Travel Festival attendees to San Francisco. Whether you're coming to the City by the Bay solo or with a group, HI USA wants to make sure your visit is about so much more than the trip itself. Women's Travel Fest registrants can use the following promo codes to get 15% off their reservation at any of our 3 San Francisco City Hostels.


Make your reservation via by February 15, 2015 to take advantage of these discounts.

*NOTE: Our official hostel is the city center location. When that gets booked, save your space at the other locations!*

Our Speakers

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..

Our Sponsors


Girls That Roam

Wine Awesomeness

Wild Junket

We Go Solo

The Traveler's Handbooks

Wanderlust and Lipstick


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