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A bona fide “RV kid,” Elizabeth Frels caught the exploration bug early, driving from her central childhood home of Wichita, KS to hidden gems and national parks throughout the U.S. By the time she was 17, she had studied ancient civilization along the Mediterranean and toured as many European cathedrals as possible. In college, she traveled to the United Kingdom, Ireland, Austria, Spain, Nigeria, and Uganda all prior to graduation. Elizabeth joined Ker & Downey’s marketing team in 2014 and currently resides in colorful Denver, CO with her husband. When they are not planning their next mountain escapade, the duo enjoys biking, cooking, visiting the library, supporting Colorado’s craft brew scene, going to the symphony, and hosting game nights.
Favorite place you’ve traveled: New Zealand
Favorite city and why: London, UK – it has a lot to do with the memories made and the many friends who still live there. I will never get enough of the city’s art, culture, history, Indian food, and markets. I adore the South Bank and could ride the Tube and meander through the city’s neighborhoods all day if given the opportunity.
What is the best thing about traveling: For me, it is always about the people and exposing myself to new and different cultures. It has a humbling way of putting life into perspective and developing respect for everyone despite any differences.
Travel accessory you can’t live without? A journal
Favorite plane ride activity: Reading a great book
Top of my travel bucket list: Experience a sky lantern festival in Asia
Two weeks + and unlimited budget, where are you going? The European Circuit: London (for friends), Southern France and Tuscany (for food and wine), and Belgium (for beer, chocolate, and waffles)
Beach or mountains: Currently partial to the mountains
How do you take your coffee? Aero-pressed with almond milk
If they could bottle your personality what would the label read? Beware: Rollercoaster
My theme song is: “Call Me Al” by Paul Simon
Any pets? Watson, the cocker spaniel, and Camaro, the orange tabby
If I were a super hero, I would be: Pre-Hollywood Rogue from X-Men
Something I said I’d never do but did anyway was: Drink beer (and enjoy it)
Two things I can’t live without are: Good food and good company
It’s Sunday morning at 10 a.m. If I’m not sleeping, I’m: singing in the church choir
My favorite physical activity is: Anything that allows me to play in the mountains
One thing I love that everyone else dislikes is: Cleaning the house
The first thing I do when I wake up is: Boil water for coffee
One thing people are surprised to find out about me is: I am a product of Kansas
The last concert I went to was: Victor Wooten with the Colorado Symphony
My favorite TV show to watch (or toy to play with) as a kid was: Saved by the Bell
If I could instantly learn a new language, I would learn: French (I’m trying!)
Guilty TV pleasure: Anything created by Shonda Rhimes
What’s inspiring you lately? Ballroom dance lessons, canning peaches, new books, and learning French
Life mantra in four words: Thy will be done
Favorite quote: “You can’t take the sky from me” – Firefly
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