Good news! Elaine Lee was a featured speaker at the 2022 SF Bay Area Travel and Adventure Show which was held at the Santa Clara Convention Center. On May 21st, she taught a travel writing class and was joined on stage by social media/marketing guru, Matthew Felix. Together they provided a top notch insight into
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
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/
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
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.
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
“Walking Each Other Home: The Ministry of Presence and Song for the Dying” is the name of the story I wrote about the Threshold Choir for Alta Magazine. I am thrilled that they included it in their premier 2021 “year in review print edition.” The online version will be coming out soon.Its not a travel
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,
Elaine Lee and Faith Adiele gave an online workshop on the history of black travel and black travel writing.
On August 11, 2020, the Bay Area Travel Writers Association hosted an online presentation featuring Elaine Lee and Faith Adiele. Elaine spoke on the history of black travel and her speech was entitled “From the Slaveship to the Spaceship” followed by Faith who shared her efforts to decolonize travel writing, update the canon, expand the