Lea Lane, podcast host of Places I Remember, is an award-winning writer, a regular contributor to forbes.com, and has blogged at sites including Huffpost, Salon, The Daily Beast, CNN and cntraveler. Lea has traveled to over 100 countries on all continents.

She’s written for The New York Times and Miami Herald, was a columnist for Gannett Newspapers and managing editor of Travel Smart newsletter. Lea has written over a thousand travel pieces and columns, and contributed to Fodor’s guidebooks and Unofficial Guides. She has authored eight books, including award-winners Solo Traveler,  Travel Tales I Couldn’t Put in the Guidebooks, and Places I Remember: Tales, Truths, Delights from 100 Countries.

For a dozen years, Lea was a panelist at The New York Times Travel Show, and she appeared regularly on The Travel Channel. She is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers, and a board member of Funding Arts Network, in Miami.

To fill in a bit more beyond travel writing, Lea grew up in Miami Beach, earned two-and-a-half college degrees, has been a high school and college teacher, and president of her own writing and training company. As the author of Steps to Better Writing, she trained hundreds of Fortune 100 and government workers to communicate clearly.

Fun facts: Lea’s also been communications director of a tech company, an actress (“Nurse 1” in a low-budget indie), an off-Broadway associate producer, a (produced) musical playwright, and a counselor for foster children. She has appeared on Jeopardy!

She lived in New York for many years and once again resides in South Florida, now along with her husband and cat. 

Lea’s older son, Randall, is Chief Content Officer and Editor of Forbes.  Her younger son Cary is a college professor, artist, and museum curator. Her two granddaughters sometimes travel with her, as she explores new places to remember.

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