I really admire Liz of It’s a Drama family travel blog, she’s done it all! She and her husband hit the road traveling having one adventure after another when the kids eventually came around that didn’t stop them one bit. The whole family hit the road (they even spent a whole bunch of time in an RV, and you know how I feel about that!) traveling through Europe and then the ultimate! Liz and her hubby moved the family halfway around the world to New Zealand!
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And you know what the It’s a Drama family did? They embraced it. And loved it. And traveled. And thrived. Oh yes, and blogged about it!
Let’s meet travel blogger Liz!
 When and how did you become a traveler?
When I was 17 and living at home in Cornwall, England, my cousin came over from Cape Town in South Africa and invited me to backpack the Greek Islands with her for the summer. It was nothing that I’d ever experienced in my young life before, and I became hooked!
 What kind of traveller do you define yourself as?
My husband and I are budget travellers who are always looking for those places that nobody else has found yet! Things are going to get a lot different for us though. In November this year we are taking our two teenagers (aged 16 and 13) and travelling around the world for a year or two (depending on how long the money lasts!) I’m not sure they will appreciate our idea of travelling, but let’s see!
 What do you love most about travelling?
As a family, I love the closeness that travelling brings. You suddenly turn into this tight little pack, and it’s the best feeling ever. The food, the wine. Yes, I know you can eat and drink in your own country but to experience different tastes and presentations from around the world is something else. I love meeting different people, and that is what our forthcoming trip is all about so that the kids get to meet and experience how other people in the world live.
 What do you dislike about travelling?
Having to come home! No. (Yes!) I can’t stand the fact that once I reached 45, I started questioning myself on every little detail about the flights and train tickets etc. I used to be able to whip through an airline booking in about ten seconds flat. Now, I find myself checking and re-checking my passport number about a million times before I will enter it into the computer. I’ve turned into one of those women! That bugs me.
 Why should people travel?
So that they have something to talk about when they have a power cut! Families who travel are creating everlasting memories that no one will ever take away from them. Travelling gives you independence. Travelling makes you feel alive. How dare you be born into this fantastic world and stay in one place your whole life?! travelling opens your eyes and makes you realise anything is possible.
 What famous person would you like to travel with?
Matt Damon’s character in Talented Mr Ripley. Don’t tell my husband that though. He’d want me to say David Attenborough.
 Travel essentials – 3 things you always travel with
My husband, my son and my daughter! After those three? Lavender oil, contact lens solution, and antihistamine cream.
 If you’re a foodie, what’s your favourite food city? Do you have a restaurant recommendation?
Ohhh! Well, I’m about to travel the world in search of that very thing! I have lived in New Zealand for the past eight years and I’m in love with our new local beach restaurant. The view is to die for, and the atmosphere is so laid back. It’s run by a Hungarian guy and serves the most delicious melted camembert with rosemary and garlic, served with wood-fired flatbread. It’s delicious. The restaurant is called Black Sands and it’s in Oakura, Taranaki, New Zealand.
 What’s one location on your bucket list?
 Do you have a piece of advice for bloggers starting out?
Don’t compare yourself to anyone else. And remember to be yourself. I was told by someone on a blogging course to be less personal. I tried and not only did it make me miserable because I felt like a bit fat fake, but my posts sounded crap. At the end of the day, if you aren’t yourself you won’t be happy and if that’s the case what’s the point in blogging? It far too hard work for you not to enjoy yourself.
Liz’s Lightning Round of Favorites
Airport: Wellington, New Zealand
Mode of Transportation: Motorbike.
City or Country: Athens, Greece.
Travel Gear: Duck down sleeping bag.
Travel snack: Does wine count?
Book: Simple Abundance – Sarah Ban Breathnach.
Movie: Captain Fantastic.
Song: Where Do You Go To My Lovely- Peter Sarstedt.
How about you? What would you like to know about Liz?
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