P.J. Thomas is the founding editor and co publisher of Pathfinders Travel Magazine, a unique publication that speaks to the lifestyles and values of people of color and others who enjoy heritage and cultural tourism. She is responsible for the editorial planning and direction of the publication and the on line and digital components.
In addition, Ms. Thomas hosts ThePerfectBeachblog.com where she writes about all things beach related including U.S. and international destinations, accommodations, and beach-related product reviews.
Ms. Thomas is a frequent speaker on topics such as, African American Family Reunions, Magazine Publishing, African American Travel, Heritage and Cultural Tourism and “The Best Beaches You Never Saw” and has been honored as one of the most influential women in travel.
Pathfinders Travel Magazine received tributes from then First Lady Hilary Rodham Clinton and Richard Moe, President of the National Trust for Historic Preservation for the company’s two-year campaign for the preservation of African American Historic Sites and Cultural Institutions. She received a B.A. in journalism from Temple University and has completed Master’s course work at the University of Pennsylvania in Organizational Dynamics. When she is not traveling the world, she lives and works in Philadelphia with her husband, co publisher, Weller R. Thomas