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Monica Williams features the work of Elaine Lee in recent article.

Travel journalist, Monica Williams, recently published an article entitled “I Thought Travel Writing Wasn’t Meant For Me”.  She chronicles her journey from traveler to travel journalist. In her article she shares her appreciation for my travel writing and how it served as one of the catalysts that propelled her into a career as a writer. …

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Globetrotting workshop given by Elaine Lee at Women’s Conference

On March 17th, 2018, with the able assistance of travel maven, Robin Bates, I presented a workshop entitled “Globetrotting 101: Smart ways to navigate mother earth,” at the 33rd Annual Empowering Womxn of Color Conference at the University of California in Berkeley. The theme of the conference this year was “FREE SPACE, OUR SPACE: Actualizing …

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Elaine gives talk about entrepreneurship at California Black Expo Event.

It was a distinct honor to be invited by the California Black Expo Association to be one of their featured speakers at their “Women’s History Celebration Mixer” on March 22, 2018.  The organizers asked me create a speech about my entrepreneurial lifestyle. My speech was entitled, “The No-Paycheck Life,” and of course it included how …

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Bani Amor interviews Elaine Lee about her pioneering travel writing legacy.

Bookmarked is a series of interviews with women and nonbinary writers of color about their novels and memoirs of navigating lands, languages, and themselves—and most of all—about taking up space everywhere we go. Bani Amore interviewed Elaine for Bookmarked in October of 2017. What’s possible in literature, and therefore in our world, has been determined by …

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Griots Republic showcases Elaine Lee in their new travel anthology

Griots Republic has recently published a colossal 300 page coffee table book (15″ x 12″) entitled, #Black Travel: The Anthology that includes a foreword by India.arie. The Anthology is an inclusive collection of travel photos and information on the hottest Black Travel Groups and Bloggers in the travelsphere. The breadth of editorials and essays run the gamut …

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GriotsRepublic.com features story by Lee

GriotsRepublic.com, a popular black travel website, featured one of my stories in its recent Mother’s Day special edition. It showcases my favorite books about mothers. The url is:  http://www.griotsrepublic.com/mama-travel-writer-elaine-lees-mothers-day-recomendations/ I would appreciate it if you would check it out and leave a comment. ALL ABOUT MAMA: TRAVEL WRITER ELAINE LEE’S MOTHER’S DAY RECOMMENDATIONS As a writer, of course I …

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Noirguides.com is currently featuring a Brazil story by Elaine Lee

Noirguides.com, a leading African American travel website, is currently featuring a story I wrote entitled: Candomblé – The Dance of the Orixás – A Glimpse at Traditional African-Brazilian Religion in Modern Day Bahia. While on assignment in Brazil for Beyond Borders travel magazine, I had the golden opportunity to visit several traditional African-Brazilian religious ceremonies (Condomble) in Rio …

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Elaine Lee selected to be one of the judges for Sunset Magazine’s travel awards program.

Good news,  for the second year in a row,  I was invited by the editor of Sunset Magazine to serve on the judges panel for their travel awards program. The Sunset Travel Awards honors excellence and innovation in the tourism industry across the 13 Western states, British Columbia, and Alberta. The awards recognize achievement in …

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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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Elaine Lee makes a guest appearance on “Check Please” restaurant review show

Good news, I recently made a guest appearance  on San Francisco Bay Area television restaurant review show “Check Please”. The episode features my review of Oakland’s Kingston 11 restaurant. “Check Please” is an Emmy award winning and James Beard Foundation award winning  show on PBS station KQED. It is celebrating its 10th anniversary season. You …

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Prevention Magazine’s June edition features Elaine Lee in a story about adventure travelers!

Good news, I am featured in the 2015 June edition of Prevention Magazine, in a story entitled “Outside Chance”. The article highlights the journeys of seven women adventure travelers. What a thrill to have my travel lifestyle showcased in this publication. Prevention is the nation’s leading healthy lifestyle magazine with an audience of 13 million …

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