The Women’s Travel Fest

About Us



10 Years of Women’s Travel Fest

Kelly Lewis & Mickela Mallozzi, creators of the Women’s Travel Fest.

Follow Kelly Lewis @gokellylewis or @damesly
Follow Mickela Mallozzi @travelbarefeet

Like all big things, the Women’s Travel Fest started out as a simple idea.

In 2013, Kelly Lewis was on a cross-country book tour with her company Go! Girl Guides, which published travel guidebooks for women.

On that tour, she found herself speaking to audiences across the country about travel – audiences that were almost always filled with women. The energy in those talks was contagious and undeniable.

It was on that tour that she knew she wanted to reach more women, to keep sharing travel tips and tricks and growing a community that otherwise did not exist.

When she moved to New York City in 2013, Kelly found herself in a bar talking about travel and wanting to start a conference, with Masha Vapnitchnaia, and Mickela Mallozzi.

That conversation lit the fire in everyone.

Since then, Women’s Travel Fest has been produced with love by Kelly Lewis, Mickela Mallozzi, and a team of volunteers and sponsors.

The result is a transformative event that launches careers, and connects new friends. It has helped hundreds of women travel across the world.



Angel Orensanz Foundation

Our Saturday and Sunday programming take place at Angel Orensanz Foundation.
Our evening parties, including our Friday night pre-party, take place elsewhere. 

Saturday & Sunday


Angel Orensanz Foundation
172 Norfolk Street, New York City, NY 10002


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March 2023

10:00 – 17:00

New York City