Lisa Dunford

Lisa Dunford Dickman is a professional traveler who along the way has written, photographed and edited. Lisa’s work has appeared in more than 60 Lonely Planet and Fodor’s guidebooks as well as in the Houston Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor and other periodicals. Lisa alternates “home” time between Abu Dhabi, where her husband works, and Texas, where their house lives.

Posts by Lisa Dunford

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  • 1
    Do you prefer traveling alone or with a companion? Why?

    Both. When you’re alone, you see more, you feel more – you’re less insulated. When you travel with a like-minded companion, you get to share an experience you will never forget!

  • 2
    What's your most exciting or surprising travel experience?

    Polar bear-watching on one of the huge snow coaches in Churchill, Manitoba: one flurry fellow popped his nose up, balancing against the 10ft tire, at the same moment I looked down. So hard to imagine these soft and cuddly-looking giants are such ferocious hunters.

  • 3
    What's the most underrated destination in your opinion?

    Southern Utah. Gazing on the the sculptural redrock of the desert, which actually contains a stunning array of colors, is like looking at the earth at its most elemental. You can hike for hours, days, without running into another soul.

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    What is the most important thing you've learned from traveling?

    Everyone should travel. I think it’s impossible to be small minded if you do. You discover there are as many ways of doing things as there are people in the world. How could only your way be the best?