Freelance Travel Writer
Elen Turner is a freelance travel writer and editor who divides her time between New Zealand and Nepal. She's lived previous lives in the UK, the Czech Republic, Japan, Australia, and the USA, and especially likes to write about the places she's called home. Her interests can only be described as eclectic, ranging from white-water rafting in the Himalayas to Indian feminist literature to traveling to developing countries with a small child.
12 Articles published
From the Tongariro Alpine Crossing to walking among the Putangirua Pinnacles, we round up seven of the best hiking trails on the North Island.
Go hiking, mountain biking and experience local culture in Manali, Shimla, and Dharamsala. Elen Turner shares her tips on travel to Himachal Pradesh.
Freelancers say they can work anywhere. But Elen Turner recently found out that Ladakh, in northern India, isn’t the ideal spot for wi-fi.
The hardest part of planning a trekking trip in India may be narrowing down where to go, and how long for. Here are some great options, from day hikes to multi-day adventures.
India is a land of extremes – including the weather. For the most comfortable trip, here’s everything you need to know about when it’s best to travel north, south, east and west.
From Pokhara to Kathamandu, Elen Turner shows us the best places to go white water rafting in Nepal.
Go on a wildlife safari adventure in Nepal's steamy jungles to see rare rhinos, elephants and maybe even a tiger.
Go on an adventure in Chitwan, Bardia, Shivapuri-Nagarjun, Sagarmatha or Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve. Elen Turner shares her favorite locations for an adventure.
From Swayambhunath to Durbar Square, here are the top temples, pilgrimage sites and cultural landmarks you must see in Nepal.
With so much natural beauty and biodiversity, Nepal is an undiscovered eco-tourism hotspot. Our local insider takes you off the beaten track to uncover why Nepal’s so much more than just a trekking paradise.
With a rich tapestry of Buddhist and Hindu heritage, Nepal seems to always be preparing for, or celebrating, a festival. So, make the most of your visit by including one of these major Nepali holidays!