Lizzie has always been fascinated by travel, but her passion for the USA was really heightened while studying American history and literature at the University of Manchester. After graduating, she spent time exploring the world, finishing with a month in California. She immediately fell in love with the area and on returning to the UK she started her career in travel.
Four years and many trips later, she has found herself at Audley Travel as a California and Hawaii specialist. In the past year she has spent six weeks exploring the West Coast, from the waterfalls of Yosemite, to the incredible shopping opportunities and the beautiful stretches of beach in San Diego.
She recently returned from a trip to four Hawaiian Islands: Oahu, Kauai, Big Island and Maui, taking-in the islands very distinct personalities, breathtaking landscapes and diverse wildlife.
I'll never forget when…
Night snorkeling with manta rays was one of the most memorable travel experiences I've had. Seeing these huge creatures moving so gracefully through the water was very surreal. It was capped off by a boat journey home with a hot chocolate while watching dolphins play around our boat.