Who is Elaine Lee?
Elaine Lee is one of North America’s leading experts on travel. She has shared her expertise and love for travel via through her travel book, her work as a freelance travel writer, travel radio/tv host/guest as well as served as a keynote speaker at several recent national travel conferences. She is the editor of “Go Girl” The Black Woman’s Book of Travel and Adventure”. Her travel writing has been showcased in numerous national magazines, anthologies and webzines. Her website ugogurl.com is a leading portal for information on black travel, black travel writing and travel media information. She developed and hosted one of the Bay Area’s first travel radio shows, which aired regularly on the KPFA-FM for seven years.
Elaine Lee is also an attorney practicing in the Bay Area, specializing in family law, real estate development and estate planning. Her professional career has included stints as an arbitrator, an executive director, law school instructor and manager of a family foundation. These professional endeavors have furnished her with over 15 years of marketing and public relations experience as well as extensive motivational and public speaking opportunities.
Additionally, this San Francisco/Bay Area based emanicipatory journalist has visited 65 countries and completed two solo trips around the world. She is also an avid long-distance swimmer, bibliophile, foodie, salsa dancer, event producer, amateur astronomer, culinary wizard, dog whisperer, whitewater rafter, sailor, cyclist and maintains a personal yoga and meditation practice. She is a long serving volunteer for at Alameda County Bar Association’s low income legal clinic and the Berkeley Animal Shelter.
“I’m honored and thrilled to be the editor of the first travel book for and by African American women travelers. It is my goal for this book to become a tool to uplift the sistren. There is so much that denigrates and stifles the expression of our highest selves here in America. It is my hope that by lighting the way, I have created avenues and examples for African American women to learn more of the options and opportunities available to us through out the world. The book is also about making dreams come true, following your bliss, and celebrating life. It’s chocked full of great travel stories, travel tips, a planning guide as well as a resource guide.” Elaine Lee
“Travel is the music of my soul.