Who Is Kellee Edwards?

"ONE OF THE MOST INTERESTING WOMEN IN THE WORLD."
 -Newsweek

Media Personality

Kellee Edwards, "One of the Most Powerful Women In Travel" according to Conde' Nast, is an award-winning travel expert, journalist, and television host by land, air, and sea. She is a licensed pilot, advanced open water scuba diver and explorer. A pioneer in her approach to adventure travel made her brandKellee Set Go! become recognized by some of the biggest brands in travel, including that of the biggest TV network in this realm, The Travel Channel. Kellee is the host of Mysterious Islands, a series that explores some of the most remote islands of the 100,000 in the world, that viewers most likely have never heard of. She recently launched a new podcast with Travel + Leisure Magazine called "Let's Go Together" amplifying diversity and inclusion in the travel and adventure space.

Avid Adventurer

Exploring  over 50 countries thus far, including parts of North and West Africa, Asia, South and Central America, Europe and the UAE, her extensive travels have taken her a long way from where she spent her early childhood – on Chicago’s South Side – and where she was raised in San Bernardino, CA. 

Her exploits include summiting Mt. Hood in Oregon, dog sledding in the remote wilderness of Alaska, trekking the active volcano Mt. Pacaya in Guatemala, piloting an aircraft in the temperamental Aleutian Chain, freediving with the Jeju Haenyeo, participating in Rambu Solo in Sulawesi, unearthing an artifact on an archaeological dig and exploring Mayan ruins in Central America. She even had a life-changing close call on a shipwreck dive in the Red Sea near Eilat, Israel.

 Podcast Host

 

Launched in June of 2020, Kellee is the  Host of the iHeart Radio nominated Let’s Go Together, a new podcast from Travel + Leisure, which features diverse voices sharing their unique travel experiences and inspiring others to explore the world. Each week Kellee, an award-winning travel expert, speaks to guests about inclusivity, including episodes that introduce an adventurer who climbed Machu Picchu in his wheelchair and the first documented black woman to visit every country in the world. Come back every Wednesday for a new episode!

(Pictured January 2020  Subscriber cover of

Travel + Leisure Magazine. )

NEWSWEEK

"First black woman to host Travel TV show flies in the face of convention!"

FORBES

"The TV Host being paid to travel to
Mysterious Islands”

OUTSIDE

"Kellee Edwards: The most Interesting Woman in the World"

"Licensed pilot and travel journalist Kellee Edwards is taking adventuring to new hights!"

TRAVEL + LEISURE

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