Polly Witker is a travel writer, marketing consultant, professional trip planner, blogger and adventure-seeker who believes that tourism has the power to change the world for the better. Her favorite way to travel is alone, her favorite places are remote, and she is happiest when finding herself in an unfamiliar place: observing, adapting, and making new friends. Her favorite memories involve travel mishaps because they make the best stories.
After spending a decade working as a fashion publicist, escaping to distant places as often as possible, Polly realized she needed to adjust her career compass. She is now the head of marketing at Epic Road, a New York City-based travel company that creates transformative travel experiences for curious global nomads. At Impact Travel Alliance, Polly helps lead a team of global volunteers working to transform the travel industry into a force for good. You can read her travel stories and destination guides on her blog, Pollygoes.com.
Polly grew up in New York City and New England. She has previously lived and worked in Istanbul and Honolulu, and now resides in Brooklyn, NY.