Elaine Masters

Member Since:
Feb 2016

Ever curious and hungry for adventure, Elaine J. Masters is a freelance travel writer, multimedia maven, and social media influencer. Since founding Tripwellgal in 2010, her weekly stories and travel tips have been encouraging others to go far, often and do it well. She covers cities to soft adventures, culinary explorations, cultural exchanges, and unique local finds. With over 300 dives in International and US tropical waters, Elaine’s passionate about taking pictures and video, above and beneath the surface.

Elaine's YouTube videos have had over 21,000 views: https://www.youtube.com/user/TravelYogaGal/videos and she's an Associate Producer of the NPR Podcast, Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer

Awards include NATJA Bronze Medal Award for Internet Luxury & Leisure Travel Writing, Society of Professional Journalists San Diego Chapter Blog Honorable Mention, and Indie Excellence Award for the Drivetime Yoga audiobook.

When not traveling, focusing on writing and editing, she co-hosts Travel Massive events, commiserates with other creatives, or traipses across the border to Baja, Mexico, a few miles from home in San Diego. With her bag packed and passport ready, Elaine agrees with Helen Keller, “Life’s an adventure or nothing!” 

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tripwellness.com/
www.youtube.com/channel/UCvSc-4CVwYttUYX7CdTDA4g/videos
kcbx.org/post/pebble-beach-receives-water-reclamationsolar-energy-sustainability-award

Published Books

Drivetime Yoga

Indie Excellence Award Winner – Small, safe and simple breath work and exercises for drivers and riders. Written / recorded while a certified yoga teacher with Julie Garner, physical therapist.
http://www.drivetimeyoga.com

Published Articles (11)

Getting around Budapest – From the practical to the frivolous


There’s Buda and there’s Pest with the Danube in between. In a city overflowing with visitors, the options for getting around are numerous. We used it all from Taxis, buses, […]

Cruising Croatia – Island time with Katarina Line


The Jugo wind guided our ship from port to port on an exploration of the joys of village to palace life and the beauty of the Croatian coastline.

Where to live your diving dream


The dream is real: you float in a warm, turquoise sea as schools of patterned fish meander past. Diving is an exquisite experience and the Caribbean as well as the […]

Pebble Beach Golf Resort awarded the IAGTO Sustainability Award for Water and Energy Initiatives


Pebble Beach Golf Resort awarded the IAGTO Sustainability Award for Water and Energy Initiatives, an interview with David Stivers for Travindy Online Sustainability Magazine.

Tasty food adventures from a year of wanderlust


A sip of a ginger-infused cocktail, a mouthful of deeply spiced Machaca whose flavors swell with each bite, a glance spurred by the scent of clove cigarettes – all smells, […]

Where to eat and drink well in El Paso, Texas


Eat and drink through El Paso from high and low menus, quick bites and fine dining. Prepare to be deliciously surprised!

Tastiest Breakfast Food in the World – Delivering the award


Step deep into the Valle Guadelupe to the modest, yet world-renowned Cocina de Dona Esthela for the presentation of the Foodie Hub award for the ‘Tastiest Breakfast in the World.’

Puerto Princesa War Museum – Our Shared History


First Tripwellgal.com blog post from self-guided FAM on Palawan Island, the Philippines: Discoveries from the private WWII Museum to the Spanish fort turned Japanese internment camp.

Waste not! Pop dinner with Re:Source San Diego


Review of the Food System Alliance pop up dinner at The Red Door in San Diego. Posted on the Tripwellgal.com blog.

Redwood National Park – Misty hikes and unforgettable giants


Published in MilesGeek.com magazine. The National Park Centennial featured article details how to enter and enjoy Redwood National Park on the California coast.

Rice to the occasion – Sake savoring in San Diego


Post for San Diego Home and Garden, Cheers column. A brief glimpse of a long history, guide to the different kinds of sake and how to drink them.