Elen Turner

Elen Turner

Lives In

Nelson, New Zealand


  • University of Otago (B.A.)
  • Australian National University (PhD)


  • 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.


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.


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.  

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