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DSC_0147-Elizabeth-and-Richard-arriving-at-Turtle-Island-ResortCan you remember when you first knew that travel would always be an important part of your life?

For me the aha moment came at the base of Mt. Vesuvius. I was on a student tour of Europe and we’d come to this spot in southern Italy to see the mountain that famously blew its top and buried the city of Pompeii.

While others ascended to the crater rim in a chairlift, I remained at the base – sidelined by my fear of heights. This is when it happened. As I filled the time talking and laughing with the locals (actually talking and gesticulating would be a better description) I realized how incredibly happy I felt. I was 20 years old and suddenly in love – with travel.

The discovering, connecting, exploring and dealing with the challenges of travel has remained a constant focus in my life – first as a pastime and then as a profession. There’s more info about that in my bio and in the Freelance Writer section of this site, which I hope you’ll have time to peruse.

Just please know that the only thing I enjoy nearly as much as actually traveling is meeting others who share my passion. The point of this site is to introduce myself, share my travel philosophy, and suggest ways that we can connect and be helpful to each other.

IMG_4319-edited-for-EHnet-header-350Travel has been good to me. It’s taught me life’s most important lessons – and even helped me deal with my fear of heights.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Cheers – and bon voyage,

  Elizabeth Hansen