One Women's Quest to See Every Country & Empower Women | Krys Kolumbus Travel

"Empower Yourself. Empower Others."

Hello! My name is Krystal Kelly. I've been solo traveling since 2010 as an Equestrian Professional and Adventuress.

Although I started my travels working with horses, it led me to some crazy countries! I lived in Egypt during the Revolution and I lived in India for TWO YEARS! I also worked in Bhutan, Belgium, Italy, Romania & I rode 1000 kilometers on semi-wild Mongolian horses across the Mongolian steppes. In 2016 I drove a car from England to Mongolia SOLO and met my German husband in Azerbaijan along the way! Now based in England, I've taught him to ride horses and sometimes I even bring him along on my travel adventures...

In April, 2018 I went on a Secret Trip to Yemen where I met a wonderful family and am currently on a mission to send Yemeni girls to University!

Romania FEI Showjumping Competition USA Rider Krystal Kelly | Krys Kolumbus Travel

Working with horses around the globe has given me the opportunity to share my passion with women who are often not able to to have these opportunities due to the culture restrictions. By riding and working with horses in male dominated countries, I proved that you don't have to be a man to ride!

The Equestrian Sport is the ONLY sport in the Olympics where men and women compete equally.

Horse Riding in Bhutan | Krys Kolumbus Travel
Horse Riding tour to Bhutan | Krys Kolumbus Travel

In 2018 I organized a Horse Riding Adventure to Bhutan and I'm doing it again in 2019!
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Horse riding in bhutan with monks
Love and Heart Shaped World in the Palm of Your Hands

$3,804 Raised for Charity so Far!

Empowering Women Across the Globe! We believe that if you empower yourself you can empower others. We offer lots of resources for you to help you find yourself (or lose yourself!) and help others as well! We are currently raising money for the Buttle UK Children's Charity! This October we will be driving our Classic 1989 Pink Mini to Italy to re-enact the classic film: The Italian Job! Pink Mini Italian Job


Countries Visited

Police Bribes Talked Out Of

Car Engines Exploded Trying to Drive to Mongolia

Years traveling since leaving the U.S.A

Online Courses

A full Video Series with all the tools you need to know on how to master the Art of Haggling.
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Travel Safety for Women

In this online video course you will learn how to avoid getting scammed, cheated, conned, bamboozled and swindled while traveling the world solo to countries such as: Egypt, India, Turkey, Romania, Mongolia, Iran and more!

What I Do that Allows Me to Travel

Krystal Kelly posing at the Pyramids of Giza

Horse Whisperer

My travels working with horses has taken me to some pretty crazy countries. I'm the only FEI II Coach from the USA and I get hired for clinics, training horses and riders for jumping, dressage, polo and even how to survive riding in Mongolia! I often travel to equestrian holiday retreats around the world to recommend them to others & because I know all the good places, I also organize a few equestrian expeditions each year! Check out the ADVENTURES page to join our next trip! If you want me to be your riding coach or if you own a stable in Papua New Guinea and need me to check out your club CLICK HERE

Krystal in Ankor Wat Cambodia

Digital Nomad

I traveled with my work as a horse trainer to 13 countries, spending 3 months to 1-2 years in each place. I'm now traveling regularly as a Digital Nomad, helping to promote riding stables and travel ventures around the world. I create content such as professional photos and videos for various destinations and I provide support to women wanting to travel. I encourage women to travel like a Lady Boss to unique destinations. Read my BLOGS, Stories and Videos sharing my own personal travel stories and recommendations in various destinations!

Krystal in Scotland for a brand ambassador photoshoot

Brand Ambassador

I represent several opportunities for companies wishing to promote their travel, fashion or equine brand through my blogs, videos and social media influence. I also fundraise for charity, but without the help of sponsors these expeditions would never be possible! If you are a company that would like to team up with me, please CONTACT US for my Media Kit and a list of Services and Sponsorship or Partnership opportunities! If you are in Media or the Travel business and want to collaborate, drop a mail!

Lost in Translation in Taiwan

Expert Travel Consultant

Going where no "tourist" has gone before, I specialize in adventure! I believe travel should be a story to tell and I hope that my stories will help empower others to #justgo! I provide lots of inspiration and resources for women whether you book your first trip with me, learn from my experiences or enroll in one of my ONLINE COURSES. You will find TONS of information in our Blogs, Vlogs, Podcasts and Episodes! If you're interested in adventure travel or travel with horses, you've come to the right place.


This year in November 2018, Krystal and her husband Christian will be driving their 1989 Classic Mini from England to Turin, Italy in the Italian Job Rally! They will get the chance to re-enact many of the scenes from the film while on this Charity Fundraising Event! We couldn't do this without the support from our viewers and our awesome Sponsors at MAHLE Powertrain!

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drive around england in a classic car the ultimate ladies road trip

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Places I've Been Quick Link Guide:

Azerbaijan Australia Austria Belgium Bhutan Bulgaria Canada Cambodia Czech Republic Egypt Estonia France Georgia Germany Great Britain -England -Scotland -Wales -Guernsey Greece​ Hungary India Indonesia Italy Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Laos Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Madagascar Malaysia Mongolia New Zealand Netherlands Nepal Oman Poland Qatar Romania Russia Slovakia Singapore Spain Taiwan Tajikistan Thailand Timor-Leste Turkey Turkmenistan United States Uzbekistan Vietnam Yemen Zambia