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
Scenic view of snowcapped mountains in Zermatt, Switzerland
This Stunning Swiss Town Has Cozy Chalets, Epic Skiing, and One of the Highest Mountains in Europe
Exterior of Boeing 737 turned luxury villa with pool and lounge chairs. The wing of the plane is a terrace for the villa
This Boeing 737 Was Transformed Into an Incredible Cliffside 'Villa' Where You Can Spend the Night
Rooftop terrace with lounge seating and view of the city and palm trees at Nobu Hotel Marrakech
Nobu Just Opened Its First Outpost in Africa — and We Were the First to Visit
An archival image of Queen Elizabeth in the Gardens of Balmoral Castle with her corgi
This Upcoming Photography Exhibit Is Dedicated to Queen Elizabeth's Love of Corgis
Malta, Gozo Island, Xlendi, watchtower and salt pans at sunset
This Small Mediterranean Island Is a Hidden Gem With Historic Towns and a Stunning Coastline
Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Skiers
10 Places Around the World for an Epic Girls Ski Trip
Exterior of the side of a private plane in front of a sunrise
Netflix Is Paying Up to $385,000 for an Experienced Flight Attendant to Work on Its Private Plane
The exterior facade of Villa Tasca
You Can Actually Rent That Gorgeous Sicilian Villa From 'The White Lotus'
A United Airlines airplane flying over water at sunset
United and Chase Are Giving Away 1 Million Miles in an Epic Sweepstakes
Young adult sleeps during air travel on commercial plane with headphones in
The Secrets to Beating Jet Lag, According to a NASA Astronaut
Outdoor yoga class at sunset
20 Best Yoga Retreats in Beautiful Destinations Around the World
Woman walking alone with suitcase in Barcelona, Spain
10 Mistakes to Avoid When Traveling Alone
Two people skiing down snow covered ski slope, Aspen, Colorado
7 Ski Destinations Perfect for a Romantic Winter Getaway
Aerial of Viking ocean ship on the Thames in London
This 180-day World Cruise Departs in 2024, Sailing to 5 Continents, 37 Countries, and 85 Ports
A lush green vineyard and winery in Sonoma valley, California
This Interactive App Will Help You Plan the Perfect Trip to Sonoma
Hotel employee bringing in luggage on cart
5 Things You Do That Annoy Hotel Staff — and How to Avoid Them
Texas State Railroad
7 Best Train Rides in Texas — Vintage Cars and Scenic Views Included
Spirit of the Peaks movie poster
'Spirit of the Peaks' Is a Powerful Reminder That the Mountains Don't Belong to Us
Buildings on waterfront in Nassau, Bahamas
20 Best Destination Wedding Locations Around the World
An archway at Meditation Mount
This Magical City in California Is the Perfect Long Weekend Destination — and Home to One of the Best Hotels in the State
Side view of young adult wearing glasses and protective mask checking smart phone while sitting in airplane window seat in time of COVID-19.
Why You Should Always Choose a Window Seat on a Plane During Flu Season
Payne's Valley Golf Course
Inside Tiger Woods' First Professionally Designed Public Golf Course
Under a dock and palm trees at sunset shot by Tiffany Nguyen on an iphone 14
4 Tricks to Taking Incredible Travel Photos With Only Your iPhone, According to a Photographer
Colorful night sky full of star the Lapland, Finland
How to Plan the Perfect Trip to Finnish Lapland — Northern Lights and Midnight Sun Included