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 brand Kellee 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 more 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.
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. An advocate for women in aviation, adventure travel, diversity in travel and safety, Kellee has been featured in Forbes, ELLE, Conde’ Nast, Nat Geo Traveller, AFAR, UPROXX, Essence, named “The Most Interesting Woman in The World” by Outside Magazine and on the COVER of Travel + Leisure Magazine. (Yes, you read that last part right, check out the press page.)
Kellee holds a BA in Communications from California State University Fullerton with an emphasis in journalism. Currently, she resides in Los Angeles and can often be found enjoying her favorite pastimes -- hiking or flying around in a Cessna 172 in search of her next adventure.