Elisabeth Sowerbutts has had a number of careers – only the latest of which is “writer”, she has also been a geologist and a computer geek, but travel has always been Elisabeth’s passion.
Her first trip was a family cruise to the Canary Islands and Morocco, but she doesn’t remember much, she was only four! The longest trip of her childhood was when her family emigrated from England to New Zealand, by sea, in the days when long-haul was six weeks on a boat, not 24 hours on a plane. Aged seven, she fell in love with travel on that trip, although, to this day she still gets sea-sick!
Over the next 40-plus years Elisabeth has traveled to every continent except Antarctica, and that’s on the list. She has traveled solo and with friends. She’s traveled with a partner, stayed in accommodation that the fleas shunned, and luxury hotels. The invention of the Internet meant Elisabeth could finally be her own travel agent.
These days Elisabeth works in a back bedroom, in New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington, with easy access to the airport and the world. Elisabeth is a writer, developer and promoter of websites about various topics – but travel is still her passion – and that’s why she developed her Non-Boring Travel Guides.