I was lucky enough this past weekend to attend the inaugural Women’s Travel Fest in New York City. Held on International Women’s Day, this event encouraged the attendees to travel in whatever capacity their life permits – whether that’s with friends, with kids, or alone. A highlight of the day for me was listening to Samantha Brown speak. I loved her talk because she was funny and smart and made me want to pack my bags for destinations I’ve never visited – preferably as her sidekick and BFF (she has of course traveled a lot more than I have). But I also loved it because she spoke about something very dear to me: The best ways to create meaningful travel.