Our Story

Pangea Dreams is the #1 industry leader in entrepreneurial and creative women’s educational retreats!

Changing the way Women Travel & Connect since 2016

We Choose Community Over Competition Every Time

Pangea Dreams brings women together from across the globe to explore bucket-list destinations while developing new skills and collaborating with like-minded creatives.

We offer educational and inspirational retreats hosted by industry experts to build a global community of female entrepreneurs who are turning their passion into purpose through collaboration, content, and commerce.

Not only are you on the adventure of a lifetime, but our retreats also give you the opportunity to truly invest in yourself while making lifelong friendships. At Pangea Dreams, you build a support system and join a community (150 alumni & counting!) that continues to support you well after the retreat has come to an end.

Pangea Dreams is more than a retreat, it’s a collective of women who rise together.

Step out of your daily routine and rise with us!

Why Pangea Dreams is More Than a Retreat

There are hundreds of retreats out there, so why choose a Pangea Dreams Retreat? We combine wellness, travel, community, and education to create the ultimate retreat experience for female creators, bloggers, small business owners, and entrepreneurs. Our retreats are unlike any others on the market and we are proud to be the #1 industry leaders in this space.

We create an environment free from the everyday distraction in order to give yourself the opportunity to focus your mind, relax your body, and let the inspiration flow through.

You won’t just leave feeling refreshed, you’ll leave with a clarity of purpose, the skills to further that purpose, and a plan to put it into action. If you’re a female entrepreneur who is ready to start that new idea, turn that passion project into a business, or just check in with the soul of your current business, this is the place for you.

Meet the Team

FEMALE FOUNDED. FEMALE MADE. FEMALE RUN.

TRACY KOMLOS

Founder, CEO

Learn about Tracy!

Tracy is a startup consultant, photographer and branding expert, who knows what it takes to excel as a female entrepreneur. She brings her experience and knowledge to women who are ready to live the life of their dreams and connect to other women with fierce, entrepreneurial ambition. Tracy isn’t just teaching women to grow their business, she’s creating a global community of thought leaders who are lifting each other up through education, empowerment and collaboration.

LAUREN PELKEY

Director of Operations

Learn about Lauren!

Lauren is an award-nominated travel blogger and an alumna of the first-ever Pangea Dreams Retreat in February 2017. Prior to her career in the travel industry, Lauren studied copywriting & marketing and worked in e-commerce fashion. She is now the Director of Operations at Pangea Dreams and also teaches her skills in SEO and blogging strategies as a Retreat Leader. Lauren is also the founder of Wanderluluu, a travel blog focusing on Colombia Travel.

JESSICA GREENHALGH

PR & Sponsorship Manager

Learn about Jessica!

Jess is a Boston-based PR professional who joined the Pangea Dreams team in 2019 to manage sponsorships and communications. After working in PR for more than 10 years, Jess left the agency world to build her own company so she could find brands, and people, who truly inspired her. On the quest for inspiration, she found Pangea Dreams, and after 5 minutes of speaking with Tracy about the importance of women supporting other women, she knew she’d found her new home. Jess loves waking up to help build this amazing company, and connect like-minded brands and accommodations partners with these inspiring groups of female entrepreneurs!

MOLLIE BROWN

Social Media Manager

Learn about Mollie!

Mollie is a Toronto-based journalist, content creator, and social media manager. She was first introduced to Pangea Dreams when she interned for Tracy on a content creation trip to Iceland in 2016. She is a PD alumna, having attended the Bali 2018 Retreat and is happiest when #chasingthesun. 

CARLY NOGAWSKI

Trip Leader

Learn about Carly!

Carly is an LA-based travel blogger, content creator, and Pangea Dreams Retreat Leader. Back in February 2017, Carly attended the very first PD retreat (alongside Lauren Pelkey!) with hopes to turn her travel blog and Instagram from a hobby into a career. Since attending, she left her teaching career to pursue the digital nomad life full-time! It was never an easy decision to leave her job in special education, which is why her role as Retreat Leader feels so “full-circle and meant-to-be!” Nothing brings her more fulfillment than bringing together her two passions for travel and teaching.

MONTELLE BROWNE

Trip Leader

Learn about Montelle!

Montelle is a personal brand coach, solo travel blogger and Pangea Dreams Trip Leader. In sharing her travel experiences and personal growth tips she has inspired thousands of women around the world and transformed what was once a hobby into a powerful brand. She takes a ‘no excuses’ approach to empowering female entrepreneurs to tap into their unique abilities, develop their online presence and build an impactful tribe. Through her coaching, workshops and online content, Montelle provides actionable steps that help you break down limiting beliefs and go after the life you’ve always dreamed of.

KRYSTAL GOODE

Trip Leader

Learn about Krystal!

Krystal hails from the Land Down Under and is a PD alumna, having attended the Bali 2018 Retreat & the first-ever Alumni Retreat in Costa Rica 2019! She has an extensive background in management & leading large teams with a huge passion for personal growth & helping others reach their goals. Recently, she made the tough decision to leave her management career to forge her own path. Krystal looks forward to meeting & creating lifelong connections with all the wonderful women on the retreats & helping them to understand & reach their goals.

KATE LONG

Social Ads Manager

Learn about Kate!

Kate is a Melbourne, Australia based content creator, travel and lifestyle photographer, and Pangea Dreams Social Ads Manager. She attended the July 2018 Sri Lanka Retreat and returned in February 2019 for our first-ever Alumni Retreat in Costa Rica. Since the retreats, Kate has grown her following, developed her personal photography and editing style, and monetized her platforms which now fully fund her travels. Kate is passionate about encouraging women to experience new cultures and explore the world while living their best life through travel.

DEDDEH HOWARD

Retreat Partner

Learn about Deddeh!

Liberian blogger, yogini, and diversity advocate, most well known for her viral Black Mirror Project, Deddeh Howard has emerged on the influencer scene as more than a pretty face but a strong voice. While her site and social channels serve as a hub for her sense of fashion, healthy lifestyle, beauty musts, and travel, she has been featured in the global media – People, Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, BBC News, Al Jazeera, Daily Mail, and Good Morning America – for her message to advocate social change. In the fall of 2016, Deddeh recreated iconic advertisements to show the ads through the image of an African woman. She currently resides in Los Angeles.

Our workshops

Advanced Lightroom Editing

So you’ve gotten used to adjusting colors, pulling shadows, and removing objects from your photos. But what about pulling the colors out of epic sunsets, fine-tuning your presets, or master retouching? In this workshop, we’ll dive deeper into Lightroom editing techniques so that you can take your photos to the next level. 

Landscape Photography

Ever wonder how those stunning photos of vast landscapes are captured while scrolling through Instagram? While traveling through India, we’ll have the opportunity to dive deeper into Landscape photography and put our newfound skills to use!

Food Photography

It sounds easy – there’s the food, now take a photo of it. But the masters know that a lot more goes into creating stunning food photography shots we all know and love on Instagram! In this workshop, we will dive into the setup, staging, lighting and angles needed to capture those perfect drool-worthy shots.

Lifestyle & Street Photography

Lifestyle & street photography is all about capturing real life moments and telling a story through your photos. In this workshop we’ll go from gear to composition, and will cover all of the intricacies that make lifestyle & street photography such an art!

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