Who is Elizabeth?

“Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.” — Anatole France                                                               

Elizabeth McSheffrey, Elizabeth Around the World, Great Bear Rainforest
All smiles after hours of grizzly-viewing in the Great Bear Rainforest. Photo by Jorge Amigo.

I love being a journalist. I love meeting new people, sharing their stories and shining a light on dark places where human rights are shelved for power and profit. From 9 to 5, I’m the proud target of public vitriol in print, online and over the air. But after hours, my heart, soul and coffee-stained notes — scribbled on the road — go into my travel blog. I aspire not only to provide some perspective on roads less travelled, but some useful travel itineraries for beginner, intermediate and advanced adventurers. I like to think this website is unique among travel blogs because I often live in a country or work there, which gives me different insight from your average wanderlust tourist. 

My background

Getting the scoop on Ugandan cinema.
Getting the scoop on Ugandan cinema. Photo by Thierry Bal.

I’m an award-winning journalist from Canada. Oui, je parle français aussi. Since 2012, I’ve reported from nine countries across North America, Central America and Africa, covering everything from burgeoning Ugandan kung fu movie stars to deadly Al-Shebaab terrorist attacks. I’ve worked as an investigative journalist on Canada’s Parliament Hill, and most recently, as a media trainer for the Asubpeeschoseewagong First Nation in northwestern Ontario with Journalists for Human Rights.

Today, I work as an online journalist for Global News in Vancouver, B.C. I’m dreaming up my next big adventure, and through the pages of this blog, hope you’ll join me.

This website’s content is based on my personal thoughts and experiences, and does not reflect the views of any of my employers, past or present.