Based in San Francisco, Diane LeBow, President emerita of the Bay Area Travel Writers, Inc., has published stories with Salon.com, Via Magazine, Travelers Tales and Seal Press anthologies, France: A Love Story: Women Write about the French Experience, Greece: A Love Story, Foreign Affairs: Erotic Travel Tales (Cleis Pres), B for Savvy Brides, Skirt Magazine, and many national newspapers and magazines, including regular columns with examiner.com.
Her story about her experiences working with women in Afghanistan is included in The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2010 (Travelers’ Tales). Diane’s many awards for her writing and photography including a 2011 Best Women’s Travel Writing Award and two time Solas Travelers’ Tales Gold Awards, BATW Planet Earth, and Writers’ Digest. She travels the globe and has spent time with peoples in many cultures, including Afghan women, Libyans, the Hopi, Amazon people, Tuvans, Mongolians, and Corsicans. She has scuba dived with sharks in the Red Sea and trained champion Morgan horses.
Diane gives popular lectures/slide shows both in the USA and abroad on her off the beaten track adventures, often focusing on women in various cultures. A pioneer of Women’s Studies, Diane earned her Ph.D. at UC, was a college professor for many years and since her retirement, teaches travel writing in various venues, including the SF State University Osher Lifelong Learning Program, Central Coast Writers Conference, and Books Inc.