Prevention Magazine’s June edition features Elaine Lee in a story about adventure travelers!

Good news, I am featured in the June edition of Prevention Magazine, in a story entitled “Outside Chance”. The article highlights the journeys of seven women adventure travelers. What a thrill to have my travel lifestyle showcased in this publication. Prevention is the nation’s leading healthy lifestyle magazine with an audience of 13 million readers…. [Keep Reading]

Elaine Lee selected to be one of the judges for Sunset Magazine’s new travel awards program.

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Good news, I was invited by the editor of Sunset Magazine to join the judges panel for their new travel awards program. The Sunset Travel Awards honors excellence and innovation in the tourism industry across the 13 Western states, British Columbia, and Alberta. The awards recognize achievement in lodging, dining, cultural tourism, outdoor adventure, environmental… [Keep Reading]

Lee was the keynote speaker at 2015 annual “African American Travel” Conference.

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Good news!  It was an honor, privilege and delight to serve as the keynote speaker at the 2015 annual “African American Travel” Conference near Chicago on April 15th. The African American Travel Conference (AATC) is an association of 2,500 travel planners. http://www.aatconline.com The title of my speech was the “In celebration of African American Travel:… [Keep Reading]

Am I in Africa or the Americas? Delving into Belize’s Garifuna World

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“Am I in Africa or the Americas?” It was a question I asked myself often during the African heritage pride festivals that I attended in Belize, Central America. Commonly known as the Settlement Day Festival, the Garifuna (gah-REE-foo-nah) people of Belize celebrate their arrival on the southern Caribbean shores of Belize every November 19th, with… [Keep Reading]

Oh, Oh, Those West Indian Men! By Marianne Ilaw

“Walking past a soccer field at dusk in Barbados, clad in a black, ruffled off-the-shoulder dress with a giant hibiscus blossom tucked behind my ear. The game stopped and the players gave me a rousing round of applause.” Oh, Oh, Those West Indian Men! By Marianne Ilaw —REMEMBER THAT WICKEDLY FUNNY ROUTINE EDDIE MURPHY DID… [Keep Reading]

Why Paris? by Barbara Chase-Riboud

I have lived in Paris half my life. Fresh from university, not a Francophile, and with no knowledge of the language, I came to Paris from London for a weekend. I never did catch my plane out, and in time found myself with a husband, children, and a French family so enormous that if two… [Keep Reading]