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Elaine Lee

Elaine has featured travel stories in new venues!

Good news, I have two feature travel stories about Yosemite National Park that appeared in the Charlotte Observer, Miami Herald newspapers as well as Detour Magazine on 7/7/22!!! Additionally, on 6/8/22, those same publications featured a story that I wrote about the Association of African American Vintners 20th Anniversary Celebration Weekend. No such thing as

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Elaine contributes 8 bios to BlackTravelHistory.com

What is a creative way for a travel journalist to celebrate Black History Month? S/he could write bio sketches of early African American travel heroes for the Black Travel History website hosted by Black Travel Alliance (BTA) and sponsored by Tripadvisor*. https://historyofblacktravel.com/ Well, that is what I did and I am proud to share that

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Elaine’s article wins second place in the Los Angeles Press Club’s 14th Annual National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Award Program.

Good news, my article came in 2nd place in the “Art Feature” segment of the Los Angeles Press Club’s 14th Annual Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards Program. It was right behind a New York Times story!!! How cool is that? No such thing as a small victory! The Award Ceremony was held on 2/17/22! https://lapressclub.org/

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“Traveling While Black” Round Table Discussion

On Monday, September 27,  World Tourism Day, former CNN travel reporter, Kalin Thomas  moderated the discussion “Traveling While Black: Tales & Tips from Black Women Travel Writers. To watch the discussion simply click here and wait at least 20 seconds: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HbuEqwiVj3h9ibY2wgi_Q_fzsqvFD3HP/view

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Excerpt from Interview with Elaine in Essence’s July Edition

A few of my travel tips are being featured in this month’s Essence Magazine. One of their staffers conducted an extensive interview with me a few weeks ago on the subject of road travel but they only showcased a small segment of the discussion and no picture. Darn it. Nonetheless, I am glad they sought me out, asked for input, gave me a shout out and an opportunity to encourage people to hit the road. No such thing as a small victory.

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Redbook Magazine features “Go Girl”

Good news: Redbook Magazine recently selected my book,”Go Girl: The Black Woman’s Book of Travel and Adventure” as one of 34 Travel Books That Will Take You Around the World!I am so proud to share this platform with the likes of Anthony Bourdain, Elizabeth Gilbert, Cheryl Strayed, Anu Taranath and others! The list of books

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Meet Africa’s New Chocolatocracy. Check out Elaine’s story in Bon Appetit

Halloween week 2020 was the ideal time to share the candy story that I recently wrote for Bon Appetit Magazine! It was a labor of love to write about five of my fav subjects: Africa, Paris, chocolate, women’s entrepreneurship and prying off the shackles of colonialism. Excerpt:When we think of chocolate, brands like Hershey’s, Cadbury,

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