Where I've been
Curiosity leads me. I'm a travel writer slowly making my way across the globe to see and understand different ways of living. My first stop in any new area is to a grocery store—I like to see the prepared foods ready to take away, the packaging, the cleanliness, the democratic mix of people shopping, the smells and all the packaged foods that tell a story of what the place is all about. Next, a park—how does this new place create a nature space for the residents? And then, walking, walking and walking...
I write cultural guidebooks and travel/lifestyle articles in places like the Los Angeles Times, BBC Travel, Hemispheres, LA Parent and Travel + Leisure. I also write children's books. Have a gander at my work at www.elisaparhad.com.