Stacy Hope Small is a writer, CEO, and travel expert. She began her career as a magazine journalist in 1991 after graduating with a B.S. in journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University. As an award-winning freelance journalist, Small’s writing on topics from travel to fitness has appeared in publications including Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, Self, Fitness, and the New York Times. She traveled around the globe on assignment reporting on luxury travel trends for 15 years, launched Elite Traveler Magazine for the private jet crowd in 2001, and started her own luxury travel firm Elite Travel International in 2005.
Small was named by her travel industry peers as the “Most Innovative Travel Advisor” in 2013 for her creative use of digital marketing, and is known as the “Google of travel” to her portfolio of high-level tech, media, finance, and entertainment clients. She balances her time writing, managing her company, and overseeing worldwide travel for top executives at companies including Facebook, Google, Apple, Pinterest, and Sony. Small currently resides in Carlsbad, CA with her three rescue dogs.