Kelley Ferro

Traveler. Host. Filmmaker. Ocean Lover. Explorer.

Video Journalist & Content Creator
Because Kelley Ferro LIVES to travel and has a massive travel video library to prove it, she rarely takes a break from jet-setting around the globe. Always looking to explore more, Kelley is perpetually seeking the local, authentic and best experiences wherever she goes. She crafts video, blogs and social media to document her adventures in hopes to inspire you to travel better, travel more & travel purposefully.

In the beginning…

As one of the leading travel industry professionals, Kelley launched her travel career as founder and editor in chief of her university’s first travel magazine Tufts Traveler. From there she interned at National Geographic, worked on Saturday Night Live, The Today Show and Conan’ O’Brien as an NBC page, and later started her first travel video series about hotspots in New York City in 2008. She joined a travel video website Tripfilms.com at it’s beginning, growing the start-up into the largest travel video website in the world, where she managed all destination & brand partnerships as well as developed the travel vlogger community. Through this, she was able to support and collaborate with many of the world’s most well-known travel video influencers and creators over the years.

…and Kelley today
Kelley has been fortunate enough to host and produce shows for CNN, USA Today, GoPro, Expedia and Fodor’s. She also has also written for sites like Esquire and magazines like Go Escape. She has a series deal on DirectTV as well as Amazon, and she contributes to other premier sites like A Hotel Life, Johnny Jet and Huffington Post.

She’s worked with hundreds of travel brands, hotels, tour operators and destinations. For a full list of her clients, check out the full list of partners here.

She is also the chair of one of the largest travel industry groups, Travel Massive LA. She ran the NYC chapter and grew it to over 1000 members and now takes that same expertise to unite travel professionals in the Los Angeles area.

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Wahoo! 💥I cannot tell you how stoked I am that my entire Setouchi, Japan series is complete and launched! From the second I touched down in this sea focused region, I couldn’t wait to share it with you all. And now I finally can. #missionaccomplished 
I am not gonna lie, producing these travel series is not easy. Anyone that has even created a quick piece knows that shooting, hosting, editing, mixing, graphics, music, revisions—all of it— requires so much time, patience and experience to make it come together well. We finished shooting December 7th 2017, and here we are! 
This series was so comprehensive, that it took longer than usual, but I could not be more proud of what we created. 🤗
And Setouchi, I truly have a crush on you & hope more travelers fall in love with you like I did. 😘💋
I have a few more fun videos coming your way but this is my last BIG destination series for a while as I am taking a pause for my little one on the way👶🏼🤰🏼
As a travel host & video producer for 10 years now, I have to say I am proud to have gotten to this point. 
Series link in profile if you are curious! I appreciate any feedback too... thx for watching ✌🏽!
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📍: Seto Bridge, the longest 2 tier suspension bridge in the world 🌉
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Eeek... 5 weeks till I meet my little beach babe! ⛱🤰🏼#35weeks 
At the time that this photo was taken, I was just 12 weeks... and I didn’t realize that now at 35 weeks, I actually do feel like I have a baby beach ball in front of me at all times! 
I cannot really comprehend what is ahead of us with her arrival—even though I am trying to prepare in every way possible (books, classes, friends, phone calls, doulas). But I DO know that I already love her infinitely & cannot wait to hold her hand & show her the world. 💋💕🤱🏼
📷:@valoriedarling
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When you all of a sudden you find yourself walking the streets in a kimono in Old Japan... #wasitalladream?🎎🍁🇯🇵
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If you take 1 tip from my Japan series, go to the Setouchi region & stay in a #ryokan. These traditional style hotels will transport you to the Japan of centuries ago. They might be $$ but it worth it, even for one night. I highly recommend . It is unbelievably authentic, totally Japanese, yet very luxurious in that Old Japan way. Also, it is in THIS town, Kurashiki, which has a historical district that’s been unchanged for over 300 years. Seriously stunning. ⌘
Pro tip: Get up early to walk the streets & see the real side of this canal town, as the locals are waking up. It is perfect light for photos 📷, especially in the kimono you borrowed from your room... 🙊✌🏼More luxury how-to tips in my latest video!
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Would you eat FUGU? 🐡🐡🐡
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⇨What is it? 🤔 Fugu is puffer fish, usually prepared sashimi style. If it is prepared incorrectly, it can lead be toxic (it paralyzes the muscles & the eater dies of asphyxiation...😱). However, don’t worry, in Japan there are strict rules concerning fugu preparation & only qualified chefs whom have passed 3+ years of training are allowed to prepare and serve it.
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Since we were in the Yamaguchi prefecture, known for their seafood, we stopped at this particular restaurant, famous for their fugu. What you see on the plate is the fugu sashimi plus the white globs... of blowfish testicles (!) a delicacy apparently. Hungry? 🤫To be honest, I did NOT try it. I actually trusted the restaurant fully but since I was pregnant during filming, it wasn’t worth the tiniest of risks. However all my companions did and they live to tell the tale! 💪🏼
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See the rest of food & sake adventures in the latest video up in my profile!
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a ship is always safe at shore, but that is not what it is built for... ~Albert Einstein / / ⚓️🗺💪🏼
Who else is ready to set sail on an ADVENTURE? ⇥PS. latest adventures of Kelley video up in bio!
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#FridayThrills 🛩
I LOVE flying almost as much as much as love boats, so this seaplane flight was an A+ combo for me. 🤙🏼
First, cruising the clear waters of the Seto Inland Sea 🌊 then soaring over the sprinkling of green islands 🏝 & modern bridges. The perspective is nothing short of exhilarating.
I have to admit though, I am not always the MOST adventurous person (for instance, cliff jumping scares the 💩 out of me...😱) but I am always down to go UP in the air, in all kinds of crazy crafts- from microlights to gliders to maybe someday a 🚀... even though, it can terrify me at the same time.
What adventures THRILL you?
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NEW (and personal fave) Nature & ADVENTURE in Japan video is live on the youtubes. Check it out if u dare... link⛓in profile.
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People have asked me: what was my favorite part of my 2 week trip through Setouchi, Japan? ....and I am stumped. 🤔
Was it the 🛩 seaplane flight over the islands? Or was it biking along the coastline, past citrus groves 🍊on our way to a Buddhist temple? Maybe it was experiencing the A Bomb Dome & Peace Memorial Park? Or was it soaking it up in the natural Dogo Onsen hot springs🧖🏼‍♀️?
Each day was packed with so many meaningful experiences it is a tough choice. BUT I know that THIS moment- standing on the dock of Itsukushima Shrine before sunset, gazing at this Japanese icon, the floating Torii Gate ⛩ — will stay in my memory forever. It was only our first day of the shoot & I couldn’t believe that I was here- standing  on the dock of this unbelievable temple, built IN the water on the sacred isle of Miyajima.
🦌Friendly deer almost outnumber people on this mountainous little island, and we spent the day on kayaks, aerial trams, walking the village & filming on the mountain peak. 
What a first day in Japan 🇯🇵
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📺See what I mean & what we created in my latest video of the Western Route of Setouchi (link in bio)
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❥I am still floating back down to Earth after the most love filled weekend celebrating our little girl.
My💗is bursting with gratitude for all the family & friends that came from near & far to be with us for this Malibu fête. ➽Baby girl, you already have a lot of people excited to welcome you into this world- in just a few weeks❢
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Can’t talk right now: soaking up the magic of Japan in the healing ✨golden✨waters of the Arima Onsen...
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📍: Arima, Setouchi, Japan
🎥: Western Route of Setouchi, Japan 🇯🇵- live now via link in profile!
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