Meet Our Team: Lizzie McGirr
Born in Canada and raised right outside New York City by an American mother and Scottish father, Lizzie has always felt the desire to travel around the world. She’s especially interested in both adventure and literary-based trips: whether hiking in South Africa and Chile or reading Hemingway in the Parisian bars where he wrote. Lizzie graduated in 2011 from the University of Virginia with a double BA in English and History.
Best Adventure: Hiking over the pass that separates Alaska from British Columbia on the Old Gold Trail through the Chilcotin Mountains.
Favorite Travel Memory: Having the grand niece of James Joyce quote the last page of Finnegan’s Wake next to a cityscape at the National Gallery of Dublin.
Favorite Travel Book: The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak and Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese.