About Pink Pangea

Pink Pangea is the place where you can get real travel information from women just like you who want to see the world and are already doing it. Post your travel photos, connect to other women travelers, ask questions, share your insights, and get ready to see the world. As international travelers, we became frustrated by the lack of credible information about travel for women. Existing travel sites presented—at best—a paragraph that dealt with women’s concerns and others were filled with non-specific information. We know that the real travel experts are the people who have actually been there. We want to hear about your travels: challenges you overcame, obstacles you came across, solutions you found, and of course, all the amazing places you saw and people you met.

Want to get involved? We also offer extraordinary writing, yoga, meditation and hiking retreats and workshops throughout the world.  Get in touch here!

Our Founders

Jaclyn Mishal

Jaclyn Mishal

Jaclyn Mishal is a Co-founder of Pink Pangea, the community for women who love to travel.

Since 2006, Jaclyn has worked in the travel industry, connecting thousands of individuals with international academic, volunteer, and internship opportunities. In addition to her work devoted to making the “gap year” mainstream, Jaclyn played an integral role in developing international service learning programs.

A writing teacher and an inspirational public speaker, Jaclyn’s speciality is guiding people to express themselves fully. Her creative guided writing activities help even the most seasoned writers break out of their habits and expand their abilities. Jaclyn has led writing and Fearless Living workshops internationally in partnership with colleges and companies, including Barnard College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, Wellesley College, Wagner College, REI, Global Yoga Journeys and Hostelling International. According to Jaclyn, writing enables us to access parts of ourselves that we may have trouble expressing otherwise.

She is a certified yoga instructor, whose travels have taken her through the Middle East, Europe, North America and Central America, and whose love of writing has taken her to workshops in Italy, Israel and Martha’s Vineyard.

Jaclyn’s maternal grandmother survived the Holocaust and her paternal grandmother fled Baghdad, Iraq. To them, Jaclyn dedicates her work to providing a space for women to share their stories.

Get in touch at jaclyn@pinkpangea.com

rachel sales

Rachel Sales

A traveler and writer, Pink Pangea is where Rachel Sales’s two loves meet. Before launching Pink Pangea, Rachel worked in tourism, helping to connect young adults to meaningful volunteer and internship opportunities abroad. Rachel has traveled extensively in the Middle East and Europe, and is constantly searching for flights to countries in Eastern Europe that haven’t become hot travel destinations—yet.

Rachel has a B.A. in English Literature and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Columbia University. She currently lives 10 minutes from the beach in Tel Aviv, Israel with her husband, Ben.

Get in touch at rachel@pinkpangea.com

Sharon Zelnick, Outreach Coordinator

sharon zelnick

Sharon Zelnick, an inveterate traveler, has currently put down roots in Tel Aviv to study Digital Communication and Literature at Tel Aviv University. Prior to deciding to pursue a more academic path, Sharon worked in photography both on a freelance basis, as well as for a number of world renowned photographers as an assistant and as an international outreach coordinator. When she is not wandering the world with her camera, Sharon can be found practicing yoga or relaxing on the beach.