Stacey Leasca is an award-winning journalist with nearly two decades of newsroom experience. She is also the co-founder of Be a Travel Writer, an online course for the next generation of travel journalists. Her photos, videos, and words have appeared in print or online for Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, Time, Los Angeles Times, Glamour, Men's Health, GlobalPost, LA Confidential, and many more. Stacey also served as an adjunct professor of journalism at the University of Southern California teaching feature writing and visual journalism. She is now pursuing her Ph.D., specializing in building resiliency to disinformation in early-career journalists.


• 17+ years of journalism experience
• 5+ years covering travel
• LA Press Club award-winning feature writer
• LA Press Club finalist in the travel, sports, and, soft feature categories
• NATJA Awards, Honorable Mention Culinary Travel

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Latest from Stacey Leasca
Champagne bubbles
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Taylor Swift; Taylor Ham, egg and cheese on a roll
The Governor of New Jersey Just Declared the Taylor 'Swift' Ham, Egg, and Cheese the State Sandwich
Distilleries of the World by Private Jet
This 34-Day Private Jet Tour Will Take You to Some of the Best Distilleries on Earth
Steph Curry; Gentleman’s Cut Bourbon
Steph Curry Is Launching a New Whiskey
Millie Bobby Brown; coffee beans
Millie Bobby Brown Launches Her Own Coffee Line
Several cups of Dunkin' iced coffee
Iced Coffee Day at Dunkin' Is Back for a Very Good Cause
Kit Kat Churro
Kit Kat Is Releasing a New Churro Flavor Just in Time for Summer
Brad Pitt; a gin martini
Brad Pitt Teamed Up With One of the World’s Best Distillers for His New Gin
World's First Mountain Air Sommelier
The World's First Mountain Air Sommelier Wants to Take You on a Hike
Prince Charles, Prince of Wales accompanied by Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall arrives, driving his 1969 Aston Martin DB6 Volante
King Charles Drives a Luxury Vintage Car That Runs on Leftover Wine and Cheese
OLD BAY Seasoned Goldfish crackers
Old Bay Seasoned Goldfish Are Back
Lay's sandwich chips
Lay's Made 3 New Sandwich-Flavored Chips for Summer
Queen Charlotte Afternoon Tea
One of London's Most Regal Hotels Is Offering a 'Bridgerton' Tea Experience
Absolute Vodka and Ocean Spray's collaboration
Absolut and Ocean Spray Are Launching a Vodka Cranberry Canned Cocktail
Stanley Tucci; a martini garnished with olives
Stanley Tucci Shared a Martini With Richard Madden, and Now Everyone's Convinced He's the New James Bond
7-Eleven Bring Your Own Cup Day
It's Time to Get Creative, Because Bring Your Own Cup Day Is Back at 7-Eleven
Items most frequently lost in Ubers
Uber's Annual Lost and Found List Will Have You Clutching Your Egg Cartons for Dear Life
Zephalto's Luxury Space Balloon
This Company Wants to Take You for Dinner 15 Miles High on a Luxury Space Balloon
Rear of Thompson Graving Dock and Pumphouse
Obsessed With the Titanic? You Need to Visit This Gin Distillery
Taylor Swift; Margherita pizza
This Pizza Place Wants to Exchange a Year of Free Pizza for Taylor Swift Tickets
Walktail Capsule Collection by Tito's Handmade Vodka
Tito's Wants You to Have a Cocktail With Your Dog for a Good Cause
Hawaiian Knife Forging Experience
You Can Forge Your Own Knife at This Luxury Hawaiian Resort
Bush's x National Park Foundation Canper
Spend Your Summer Sleeping in a Giant Can of Beans and Exploring National Parks
McDonald’s strawberry shortcake McFlurry
McDonald's Is Dropping an All-New McFlurry