Who couldn’t use a little travel inspiration at this time of year? With all of the holiday busyness and (if you live in the Northern Hemisphere) the short days where darkness descends before you’ve even finished your afternoon cup of coffee, it’s easy to feel like hibernating. Luckily there are events like Women’s Travel Fest to look forward to.
I attended Women’s Travel Fest last year when it was a one-day event in New York City. It was one of the more fun travel meet-ups I’ve ever been to because everyone there was excited to talk about that thing we sometimes forget: The possibilities afforded by travel and the ways it surprises us, gets us out of our comfort zone, and changes our perspective. I was so inspired, in fact, that I wrote a post responding to Samantha Brown’s keynote address.
All of the 2014 panels were interesting and useful, whether they covered women and safety on the road or offered practical tips for planning and packing. I left feeling completely energized to plan my next trip.
The 2015 Women’s Travel Fest will be held February 27 through March 1 in San Francisco. Speakers include Patricia Schultz, author of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die; Felicity Aston, the first and only woman to cross-country ski Antarctica solo; Paula Froelich, editor-in-chief of Yahoo! Travel; and award-winning journalist Laura Ling.
Oh, and me. I’m going to be speaking about inspiring families to travel and I can’t wait. What an honor to be in the company of so many amazing women.
Think you’d like to join me? You can enter to win two VIP Passes to the Women’s Travel Fest (at a value of $300).
It’s simple to enter. Just visit the Passports with Purpose website and make a donation. For each $10 that you give, you will have one chance win the tickets, which you can find on the prize choice form once your donation is complete.
And if this conference doesn’t sound like it’s your cup of tea, there are many other travel prizes that you can enter to win – a week in Provence, some really cute luggage, or a $1000 HomeAway stay just for starters. Every penny the money you donate – exclusive of PayPal fees – goes directly to Sustainable Harvest International to help farmers in Honduras. You can learn more about Sustainable Harvest on the Passports with Purpose website where you’ll also find the best reasons to give to this year’s fundraiser.
But if you want to give and enter to win this prize, you have to hurry! The prize entry portion of the fundraiser only runs until 11:59 p.m. EST on Wednesday, December 17. I hope to see you in San Francisco.