My name is Sara and I am a New York City-based blogger, travel agent, and certified meeting planner who loves to explore the world. I have over 10 years of experience in strategic and destination events, working primarily in the technology industry. In addition to a professional career in events, I have also been part of the travel and destination event industry for over 2 years as the owner of STW Planning and Author of The Ultimate Solo Travel Woman Guide. STW inspires travelers to embrace their independence to travel the world and create new experiences.
My father always told me to never wait for anyone and to live out your dreams.
I have always dreamed of owning my own destination event consulting company and traveling solo but, I kept putting it off due to the fear. The fear of failing. The fear of traveling alone.
The Travel Side:
After years of waiting, I decided for my 30th birthday that I was finally going to do something for me and that is when I booked my first solo trip to Greece and Turkey. This experience changed my life!
In 2017, my father sadly passed away. That is when I decided to start Solo Travel Woman (STW). I wanted to inspire other women to travel without anything holding them back as he did with me.
Now, STW has grown into so much more. Although solo travel is our passion, we are also here to inspire everyone to start living life to the fullest and to explore the world.
My mission? To empower travelers to see the world without letting fear hold them back. It doesn’t matter whether you are a solo travel woman, like me, or one who likes to take your adventures with a group of friends. As long as you are open-minded, have a passion to explore the world, experience new cultures, and live the life you have always dreamed of without anything holding you back – you are in the right place.
So, I invite you to take a journey exploring our blogs filled with tips, destination guides, photos, merchandise shops, and ultimately plan your next adventure with the STW Planning™ travel division team.
The Event Side:
With over 12 years of comprehensive event marketing and project management experience, I have finally decided to take the plunge and start my own destination event consulting company.
My experience ranges from virtual and live events including but not limited to executive luncheons, awards galas, fundraisers, summits, global trade show exhibits, user groups, and international incentive trips.
So, I invite you to take a look at the newly created STW Planning™ events division and reach out should you need any assistance coordinating and executing your next destination event.
Sara Straw, CMP