Less than a year ago, the incredible and wonderful online community called Girls Love Travel was founded. Using Facebook as its platform, Girl Love Travel brings women young and old and from all corners of the world together to share and discuss travel and adventure stories, information, and general positivity. I’ve been with the community from the very start and am so beyond excited to see it grow (our logo is now a registered trademark! Crazy!). While Girls Love Travel functions mostly online, we do have in-person interaction, too. I first met the founder of Girls Love Travel, Haley Woods, last January at a small meetup in Orlando, where we went to Disney World and had SO much fun! It was a pleasure to be able to meet up with even more women from the community this past weekend at an event in New York City!
Girls Love Travel organizes events and meetups around the globe as a way for women to connect through travel. A large meetup was held in Los Angeles not too long ago and, after the success of that west coast event, we decided to have one on the east coast, too. Last Saturday, we meet up in Brooklyn for a fantastic afternoon of drinks, friends, story telling, and overall fun!!
I arrived a little early since I live (relatively) nearby. I took a train into Long Island City, Queens, and walked over the Pulaski Bridge into Brooklyn, where our event was being held. Our venue was a fabulous rooftop with views of Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn. It was stunning!
I checked in upon arrival and immediately headed to the merch table – there are so many great goodies to be had! The red tank top with our logo had been catching my eye for quite some time, so I was happy to make a purchase. Not long after, more and more women showed up and the event was really underway!
We feasted on yummy sandwiches, caprese appetizers, fruit, desserts, and gulped down some Hubert’s Lemonade, wine, and cocktails. People floated around and exchanged incredible travel stories, divulged travel tips and info, and just got to know one another. I was so happy to meet a bunch of women who happen to live within walking distance of me. Girls Love Travel has a great way of bringing people together!
There was a raffle that included a bunch of prizes, a photo shoot for our upcoming 100,000 member milestone, and goodie bags! It was such a fun afternoon that no one wanted to leave – I helped organize an “after outing” with some of the girls in Queens that eventually landed us in Manhattan later that night. A group of us enjoyed the sunset from Hunter’s Point Park and then took the East River Ferry into the City. Drinks and dinner at Joshua Tree rounded out the night!
Seriously, it was an incredible day. I met so many amazing women, shared information, stories, and laughs, and just had so much fun with everyone! There’s definitely a unique bond that Girls Love Travel creates among its members. If you’re a female who loves adventure and travel, or are even just interested in getting started with travel, check out our facebook page! There’s so much to read about and explore there!