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Lee was the keynote speaker at 2016 annual “Travel Professionals of Color” National Conference, a speaker at WIT 2016 and at Nomadness Travel Tribe Conference

Good news!  It was an honor, privilege and delight to serve as the keynote speaker at the 2016  “Travel Professionals of Color” National Conference and serve as a speaker at the annual WITS- 2016 Women in Travel National Summit. Both events were held near Los Angeles, CA in the spring. I was thrilled to have been

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Root 100 magazine features Lee interview

Good news, an excerpt from an interview with me is featured in a recent Root 100 Black History Month article. Its a travel piece written by Tracey Hopkins. There is no such thing as a small victory. I love finding new and exciting ways to share my love for travel! The 5 Best Black History

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“African American Roots Quest: I wondered as I wandered”.

Good news, I recently got my DNA tested by AfricanAncestry.com and I discovered that I descended from the Bamileke people of Cameroon. After getting the test results, I was actually surprised at the profound emotional impact it had on me. What a powerful source of strength, pride and dignity it gives me to know from

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…and the “Travel Writer of the Year” award goes to Elaine Lee!

I am pleased to announce that I was the proud  recipient of the 2013 “Travel Writer of the Year” award from the African Diaspora World Tourism Association. What an honor to have my work celebrated by my peers. Their awards program was designed in appreciation of the service and dedication of travel leaders from around

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“Go Girl” is listed as one of the top ten black travel books

An old African proverb says, “Until the lions have their own historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter.” Travel literature has long been a white-dominated arena in which people of color are often considered subjects, scenery or not at all. But the tradition of travel writing by people of color has been

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Interview with Elaine Lee is in the New York Times

Noted journalist and broadcaster, Farai Chideya’s amazing article, “Traveling While Black” was showcased on the front page of the New York Times Travel Section on 1/5/14. I was proud to see that excerpts from her interview of me were prominently featured throughout her story. It was an honor and privilege to work with Ms. Chideya

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