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Elizabeth Heath

Liz is a travel and lifestyle writer/editor living in central Italy, from where she writes about family, luxury, soft adventure, cultural and wellness travel in Italy and points further. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, Travel + Leisure, Smithsonian, and many other outlets. She writes about Rome for Frommer's Travel Guides and about all of Italy for

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I have a broad knowledge of most parts of Italy, and specific expertise for Rome, Umbria, Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, and Sardinia. I also write about Switzerland, Malta, and the rest of Europe. When possible, I love to bring my family along when I travel, and we love all things soft adventure - hiking, e-biking, kayaking, and boating. "

How did you get involved in travel?

"My first job out of grad school required me to travel all across the US, and I was hooked. Travel planning and research drive some people nuts, but I love every step of the process - and the journey, of course!"

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Hmm...a few of so many great memories: solo hiking in the Grand Canyon, walking in England's Lake District, sitting on the bow of a catamaran off the Napali Coast of Kuaui as hundreds of spinner dolphins swam with the boat. And every time I see the Pantheon in Rome."

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