Elaine is a leading expert in the fields of African American
travel trends, African American travel history and African American
travel writing. She consults with travel and media professionals
on those issues as well as provides assistance in locating the
services of African American travel media professionals for assignments/appearances.
Since 1996, Elaine created and continues to maintain a network
of over 150 African Americans who are engaged in the travel industry
and/or travel media world. She sends them a quarterly newsletter that contains calls for submissions, press trips, residency programs, contests, news and much more.
“Communities, like people,
draw strength from storytelling. Having a story to tell is to have
a place in the world.” A. Rucker