Elizabeth (Liz) was born and raised in the UK. Her love of travel began early in life when her unconventional parents decided the family would live aboard an old boat along the south coast of England. Adventures began and took the family both around the coast of England and parts of Europe. Naturally travel has always been a part of her life and soon became her career. Working for 30 years in different roles for a variety of companies and is lucky enough to have visited 70+ countries. Active travels have always been important and have taken her on treks on The West Highland Way in Scotland, across England, The Pembrokeshire Coastal path, the hilltop villages of Tuscany in Italy and the unfinished part of The Great Wall of China. At one point in her travel career Liz worked for a cruise tour operator and has been on both river and ocean vessels. She has found cruising to be an ideal way of visiting many more exciting cities without having to pack and unpack numerous times. Liz believes that the best part of travel is the discovery of new sights, sounds and smells along with gaining a better understanding and appreciation of the different peoples of the world.