Women’s Travel Fest Hits NYC This Weekend


Although I’m not able to attend this year, I love the work that Kelly Lewis and team are doing with the Women’s Travel Fest and we’re thrilled to be a media partner again this year.

The event is fast approaching —  tickets are on sale here so if you’re in the New York City area this weekend (March 9-11, 2018), be sure to grab a ticket and attend for some or all of it.

Women's Travel Fest in NYC 2018

Women’s Travel Fest in NYC

Women’s Travel Fest 2018

The Women’s Travel Fest is a consumer event that helps women to explore the world and discover deeper meaning in their travels. This year’s event offers opportunities for smaller break-out sessions on more focused travel segments (How to Pitch Big Brands, Travel Writing, etc.), in addition to a main day event that includes a marketplace and keynotes by some of the travel industry’s leading ladies.

Like previous years, the Women’s Travel Fest will go beyond the boundaries of your average travel event, giving women newfound travel connections and empowering them to take on the world  See a full schedule here.

The festival also includes a travel marketplace with vendors & giveaways, lunch, a happy hour designed for optimum networking, and a kick-off party on Friday, March 9th, 2018 to help celebrate a weekend of women in travel.

Women's Travel Fest in NYC

Some of the speakers at Women’s Travel Fest 2018 in NYC

Some of this year’s speakers include Amanda Lindhout, Keynote Speaker & Author, A House in the Sky, Travel Channel Host Oneika Raymond, Kellee Edwards, Host of Travel Channel’s Mysterious Islands and Caroline Makepeace, Founder of Y Travel Blog.

Also on the agenda is CNN Travel Editor Lilit Marcus, Nomadness Travel Tribe Founder Evita Robinson,  Hopscotch the Globe’s Kristen Sarah, Girl Gone Travel’s Carol Cain,  USA Today’s Audience Engagement Editor Kae Lani,  Pin the Map Project’s Nikki Vargas,  The Blog Abroad’s Gloria Atanmo, Adventure.com’s Kathleen Rellihan, Founder of Wanderist Life Libryia Jones, Emmy-Award winning travel journalist Juliana Broste and Jessica Van Dop DeJesus of The Dining Traveler among many others.

Head on over to their site for more info and to get tickets.

Renee Blodgett
Renee Blodgett is the founder of We Blog the World. The site combines the magic of an online culture and travel magazine with a global blog network and has contributors from every continent in the world. Having lived in 10 countries and explored nearly 80, she is an avid traveler, and a lover, observer and participant in cultural diversity.

She is also the CEO and founder of Magic Sauce Media, a new media services consultancy focused on viral marketing, social media, branding, events and PR. For over 20 years, she has helped companies from 12 countries get traction in the market. Known for her global and organic approach to product and corporate launches, Renee practices what she pitches and as an active user of social media, she helps clients navigate digital waters from around the world. Renee has been blogging for over 16 years and regularly writes on her personal blog Down the Avenue, Huffington Post, BlogHer, We Blog the World and other sites. She was ranked #12 Social Media Influencer by Forbes Magazine and is listed as a new media influencer and game changer on various sites and books on the new media revolution. In 2013, she was listed as the 6th most influential woman in social media by Forbes Magazine on a Top 20 List.

Her passion for art, storytelling and photography led to the launch of Magic Sauce Photography, which is a visual extension of her writing, the result of which has led to producing six photo books: Galapagos Islands, London, South Africa, Rome, Urbanization and Ecuador.

Renee is also the co-founder of Traveling Geeks, an initiative that brings entrepreneurs, thought leaders, bloggers, creators, curators and influencers to other countries to share and learn from peers, governments, corporations, and the general public in order to educate, share, evaluate, and promote innovative technologies.
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