Elen Turner Follow Instagram Linkedin Elen Turner. Courtesy of Elen Turner Lives In Nelson, New Zealand Education University of Otago (B.A.) Australian National University (PhD) Expertise New Zealand Elen Turner is TripSavvy's New Zealand expert. She's a travel writer and editor with one foot in New Zealand and another in Nepal. She has eclectic travel interests, ranging from trekking in the mountains and white-water rafting to hand-made textiles and local literature. Experience Elen is a New Zealander by naturalization and has spent time living in the United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Japan, Australia, the U.S., and Nepal. She currently calls the small city of Nelson, at the top of New Zealand's South Island, home, and has also lived in the Far North and Dunedin. Education Elen has a PhD in Interdisciplinary Humanities from the Australian National University, Canberra, as well as a B.A. in English and History from the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. About TripSavvy and Dotdash TripSavvy, a Dotdash brand, is a travel site written by real experts, not anonymous reviewers. You’ll find that our 20-year-strong library of more than 30,000 articles will make you a savvy traveler—showing you how to book a hotel the whole family will love, where to find the best bagel in New York City, and how to skip the lines at theme parks. We give you the confidence to spend your vacation actually vacationing, not fumbling with a guidebook or second-guessing yourself. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.