Renee Blodgett

Renee Blodgett

San Francisco, CA

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Renee is the founder and managing editor of We Blog the World, an online luxury travel and adventure magazine and network that specializes in “Transformative Travel”, where Luxury Travel and Adventure meet. She has curated a savvy and passionate group of travel and lifestyle writers from around the world to provide content on every continent. Aimed at discerning travelers who want a taste of where luxury travel and adventure meet, Renee is a master at storytelling. The site educates while giving a sense of discovery for all your senses – offering a diverse range of coverage from food/wine, wellness, fashion, gear, and health to style, adventure, cruises, safaris, cultural experiences & events. She manages the site’s reviews, from hotels/resorts, spas and retreats to health and wellness experiences, adventure travel, food/wine, events and cultural experiences. The site also covers cruises, safaris, unique tours, luxury experiences and does product reviews – from tech, mobile, fitness and photography to style/fashion and gear. Renee has lived in 11 countries and traveled to over 85, giving her a unique understanding of cultural nuances and how they can transform your life. She was ranked #12 Social Media Influencer by Forbes for two years in a row and #6th most influential woman in social media also by Forbes. She was selected as one of the top Bay Area Digital Leaders by the United Nations, named a Top 10 Social Media Mentor by Women Online Magazine, one of the Most Powerful Women in social media by CEO World Magazine, was Shorty Awards Business Influencer Finalist & served as a Smitty Awards Judge for Travel & Leisure Magazine. She is also listed as a top 150 Biz & Tech Journalist by AlwaysOn. Additionally, she is co-curator of TEDxBerkeley, one of the largest TEDx events in the country and spearheaded editorial & social media for TEDxUNPlaza, the only TEDx event held at the United Nations. Renee has a personal blog which has won a couple of awards, and authors columns on both Huffington Post and BlogHer where she writes about travel, technology, wellness, social media, adventure, health and food. She is prolific on social media with over 100,000 followers on Twitter alone. We Blog the World has over a 1.04 million reach on Twitter, a 44,000 following on Instagram, 35,000 on Facebook and a presence on Google+ (67,000 circles), Pinterest and YouTube.
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  • There are some places you visit that have an unusual energy you can’t quite explain, a surreal & palpable vibe which feels outer worldly somehow. It’s as if the land is connected so deeply to a...
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  • We are excited to team up as a media partner with IONS this year. Now in its 18th year, this year’s #IONS (Institute for Noetic Sciences) Conference will be held from July 18th-21st in Santa Clar...
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  • Rhode Island is a magical escape especially earlier on in the summer before the July 4th and beyond crowds kick in! We love New England this time of year. The sunsets, the tall wispy grass, the Adi...
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  • We absolutely love the #Marin Headlands as it’s such a beautiful spot to hike & there are stunning sweeping views in all directions. #Gaia greets you everywhere w/ her #Redwoods, tall grass, vast...
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  • There’s so much magic in the Bay. Imagine turning a corner about to go down a hill and seeing this view? We had to pull over — loving this super vibrant spring because of how much rain we’ve ...
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  • We love Deva Premal & Mitten who we just met for the first time back stage before their concert in San Rafael, slated to begin in 30 minutes. Yogis know their work for introducing #Sanskrit mantras...
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  • What a glorious week with our friends in from Belgium — so fun showing them all the bits and pieces of #SanFrancisco we take for granted. So many glorious views, cloud porn & sunsets. Reminds us ...
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  • We love you San Francisco. Alas, Spring has arrived!
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  • Tennessee is one of those states which really surprised me. Many who venture there only take in Nashville & Memphis but few head all the way south to Alabama’s border & breathe in the magic of Lo...
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  • One of our favorite things to do is drive along the California coast and stop in for a salad, glass of Chardonnay and the views. There are many gems on the water, some more basic than others. This ...
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  • Loved our time in Mo’orea and am thinking of a return to host a consciousness-based retreat on one of the islands! There’s so much natural spiritual magic down there. Anyone else experience the...
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  • We are #TEDxBerkeley and what a magical day it was! Yup, it’s a wrap! So much to be said about our amazing speakers & performers this year (and I will elaborate in detail in a forthcoming blog po...
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  • What a fantastic day at the #TEDxBerkeley speaker rehearsal at #Zellerbach Hall today. I have been involved as a curator of this amazing event for 9 years — and each and every year, our team blow...
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  • A whole lotta magic along the California coast! From a poem by Matthew Arnold: The Sea of Faith was once, too, at the full, and round earth's shore Lay like the folds of a bright girdle furl'd. B...
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  • Getting into a #mindful and #grateful state this weekend at the Wisdom 2.0 Conference in San Francisco, one if our favorite events on consciousness all year! #Wisdom2Con
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