Leslie Veliz

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Redondo Beach, CA
California State University - Long Beach, El Camino College
Southern California, Dark Tourism, European Destinations
  • Leslie launched her blog about travel and living in Los Angeles, "The Leslie Life," in 2019.
  • She has traveled to various dark tourism destinations, including the Paris Catacombs and Eastern State Penitentiary.
  • She spends her free time exploring Southern California.


Leslie wrote about domestic and international travel destinations for Explore and now writes for another Static Media travel site Islands. As a history and dark tourism enthusiast, she enjoys incorporating those topics into her work. When she's not writing, you'll find her reading or planning her next big trip. Her hobbies include learning about weird history and visiting historical or paranormal places. Leslie previously wrote about Southern California for BlueDot Living Los Angeles and LB Living.


Leslie has a bachelor's degree in journalism from California State University, Long Beach, and an associate degree in social sciences from El Camino College.
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