Stacey Leasca

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Stacey Leasca is an award-winning journalist with nearly two decades of newsroom experience. Her photos, videos, and words have appeared in print or online for 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

About Travel + Leisure

Travel + Leisure, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is a top travel media brand with a mission to inform and inspire passionate travelers. Our expert team includes a network of hundreds of writers and photographers across the globe, all providing a local eye on the best places to stay, eat, and explore. We reach an audience that takes 76 million round trips annually, offering valuable travel tips, ideas and inspiration, and products you need to get you to your destination — whether it’s a small town or big city, beach or lake, national park or theme park, road trip, cruise, or long-haul flight, and everything in between. Learn more about us and our editorial process

Latest from Stacey Leasca
Princess Anne smiling
Queen Elizabeth II's Daughter Just Made a Surprise Visit to NYC
A skier goes down a Sun Peaks slope in the winter with snow covered pine trees
Ikon Pass Just Added 7 Ski Resorts Ahead of the Upcoming Season
Montage Kapalua Bay's whale watching yacht charter
Go Whale-watching, Paddleboarding, and Scuba Diving With the Pros on One Epic 9-hour Hawaiian Adventure
The Viking Star and Viking Sea Ocean Cruise Ships seen from Santorini, Greece.
10 of the Best Mediterranean Cruises for Every Type of Traveler
Key West, Florida Keys
10 Best Warm Places to Travel in Winter
Neil DeGrasse Tyson
You Can Go Stargazing With Neil deGrasse Tyson in NYC This Weekend for Free — Here's How
Mom and toddler traveling
This Mom's Touching Instagram Post About Traveling With Kids Will Hit Home for Every Travel-loving Parent
Tombstone Territorial Park, Yukon in Canada
This Colorblind Traveler Got to See the Northern Lights in Canada — Here's How
Sanderson Sister's Hocus Pocus Cottage, an airbnb
'Hocus Pocus' Fans Can Stay in the Sanderson Sisters' Cottage This Spooky Season — Here's How
Sunrise at Garden Of The Gods Park, Colorado Springs
How to Plan the Perfect Colorado Springs Getaway — at Any Time of Year
Betatakin and Keet Seel Ruins at Navajo National Monument in Arizona
There's a 2,700-mile Trail That Connects Santa Fe to Los Angeles — Here's Why It's Important and How to Visit
Aurora Borealis in the U.S.
8 Places in the United States Where You May Spot the Northern Lights
Houses along the Cape Cod National Seashore
28 Best Beaches on the East Coast — From Maine to Florida
Milk hydration
Water Is Not the Most Hydrating Drink After All, Study Says
elk standing on mountain against sky in Estes Park, Colorado
How to Celebrate 'Elktober' in Colorado This Fall
Where to Watch Whales in California
Where and When to Go Whale Watching in California
Aerial view of pool and putting green at San Ysidro Ranch
The Best Resort in California Is an All-inclusive 550-acre Ranch — With Access to 17 Miles of Walking Trails
Ryan Reynolds at Aviation Gin Distillery in Portland
Aviation American Gin's Distillery Just Opened to the Public in Portland, Oregon — and Ryan Reynolds Will Give You a Tour
Plum Orchard Lake in the fall
West Virginia Has Amazing Fall Foliage — Here Are the Best Places to See It
Frontier Airlines Airbus A320 takes off from Los Angeles international Airport
Frontier Airlines Is Having a 100% Off Sale — for One Day Only
Aerial view of Kimpton Hacienda Tres Rios Resort
Kimpton Hotels Just Announced Its First All-inclusive — and It's on a Waterfront Stretch of Mexico's Riviera Maya
This Field of Light is the Coolest After-dark Activity in California
Porcupine Bay in Kenai Fjords National Park
The 15 Least-visited National Parks in the US for Beautiful Views and Adventure Without the Crowds
The East Broad Top Railroad going through fall foliage
This Train Through Central Pennsylvania Is the Best Way to See Fall Foliage