Travel Writing

Am I in Africa or the Americas? Delving into Belize’s Garifuna World

“Am I in Africa or the Americas?” It was a question I asked myself often during the African heritage pride festivals that I attended in Belize, Central America. Commonly known as the Settlement Day Festival, the Garifuna (gah-REE-foo-nah) people of Belize celebrate their arrival on the southern Caribbean shores of Belize every November 19th, with …

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Rockin’ with the Rail Rhythms: A Canandian Transcontinental Train Adventure by Elaine Lee

Longing for adventure, but leery about journeying too far from home? Seeking to experience something different, but your cash flow is abit lean? Then consider a visit to our continental cousin to the north: Canada! Foreign yet familiar, it is beautiful, exciting, safe, pristine, friendly, and you don’t have to learn a new language or …

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Mind the Gap: Exploring the African American Adventure Travel Market

Outdoor recreation in this country poorly reflects the racially diverse face of America and the world at large. There’s a racially significant divide between those who choose to recreate outdoors and those who do not. I call it The Adventure Gap.  ~ James Mills Written by Elaine Lee, Esq. in consultation with James Mills, creator of …

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African American Travel: Past Heroes & Recent Advancements

Recent Advancements in African American Travel New and exciting things are happening in the world of the African American adventure traveler. In 2006, with little fanfare, Sophia Danenberg became the first African American woman to reach the top of Mount Everest. Nomadness Travel Tribe, an African American adventure and international travel Facebook group founded in …

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Internet Travel Deals by Elaine Lee

Numerous travel deals lurk within the internet’s virtual alleyways, the trick is how to find them, because the sources for finding travel bargains are as varied as the bargains themselves. There are amazing deals through websites, email alerts, newsletters and listserves. To make your life easier  consider subscribing  to the following sites, www.smartertravel.com , www.travelzoo.com …

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