Selected seminars, workshops and public speaking engagements

Women in Travel Summit Workshop Panelist and Mentoring Team 2016.

Speaker at the annual Nomadness Travel Tribe Conference that was held in New York City in September 2016.


Keynote Speaker at the annual 2016 Travel Professionals of Color Annual National Conference held in April near Los Angeles, CA.

Travel Writing 101 at Wice Institute, Paris France (2019)


African American Travel Conference

Keynote Speaker at the annual 2015 African American Travel Conference, an association of 2,500 travel planners. It was held in April near Chicago, Illinois.

Travel Writing and Publishing Seminar in San Francisco, CA
Hosted by Dave Egger’s Writers Education Center/826 Valencia
and moderated by Don George, Global Travel Editor at Lonely Planet


  • John Flinn, Former Executive Travel Editor of the San Francisco Chronicle
  • Larry Habegger, Executive Editor of Travelers’ Tales
  • Amanda Jones, freelance travel writer and photographer
  • Elaine Lee, author of Go Girl
  • Moderated by Don George, Global Travel Editor at Lonely Planet


"...Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry & narrowmindedness." Mark Twain

  • Travel Writing 101 at Wice Institute, Paris France (2019)
  • Empowering Womxn of Color Conference (University of California in Berkeley) 2018/19 – Globetrotting 101 Workshop
  • VONA, Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation, Guest Lecturer (2014/2018)
  • Paycation Business Launch Event, Oakland, CA – Presenter (2015)
  • Bloom Literary Salon at Laurel Books, Oakland, CA, Presenter (2015)
  • Global Fund for Women Literary Benefit (2005)
  • Wild Writing Women’s travel writing salon  (2005)
  • Opening Address for National Black Travel Writers Symposium
    (Howard University, 2003)
  • Marin Writer’s Association (2003)
  • Chicago Black Expo  (2000)
  • – Presenter at a Travel Writing Seminar on a Carnaval Caribbean Cruise  (2002)


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