Liz's earliest travel memories include learning to ski in Norway in the days of wooden skis and leather boots, and swimming in the sea in Torremolinos when it was still a coastal village. In the late 60s her father's business took the family on an extended trip behind the iron curtain, which was Liz's first culture shock. No Coca Cola? No adverts? No fish fingers? Since then she has travelled extensively for work and pleasure.
In 2010, after sailing from Turkey to India, Liz began writing about her adventures for Sailing Today magazine. In 2011 she set up the Itinerant Writers Club, an online meeting place for would-be travel writers to practise and hone their writing skills.
Liz's greatest travel influences have been her parents: her dad instilled a love of antiquities and her mum a love of nature. But it is the people she has encountered along the way who have formed her most cherished memories.
Liz, and photographer partner Jamie Furlong, hope to sail across the equator to Chagos and Africa in 2013, but a sailor's plans are set in the shifting tides...
Returning to a idyllic, secret anchorage, Liz Cleere discovers that in paradise it's OK to bend some of the rules. Sometimes.Read more
A family emergency brings Liz Cleere back to her old life in the UK and ponder where 'home' is after so long travelling the world by boat.Read more
After a few months stuck on land, sailor Liz Cleere hits the water again and heads for the legendary hongs of Thailand's Phang Nga BayRead more
Liz Cleere and Jamie Furlong are celebrating a decade on the high seas. Liz reveals the highs and the lows and why she hopes their sailing adventure never endsRead more
Longterm sailors Liz Cleere and Jamie Furlong head towards Burma and a chain of Thai islands where nature rules and people are few and far betweenRead more
Liz Cleere reports from the front line of India's contemporary art scene at the country's first ever major art international exhibition in Kochi, KeralaRead more
Wanderlust reader Liz Cleere – currently sailing around the world – reports on the real island community behind the five-star stereotypeRead more
As Liz Cleere takes an enforced break from her big sailing adventure around the world, she remembers how running into choppy waters early on was the making of her tripRead more
myWanderlust regular Liz Cleere sails from the Maldives to Malaysia, relishing the voyage, but also thrilled to arrive at her destinationRead more
Liz Cleere discovers that even when you're in a hurry there's still time for serendipitous discoveries when you're sailingRead more
Liz Cleere sails into Ko Phi Phi to the soundtrack of 'Pure Shores' and appreciates the independence sailing gives her.Read more
Long term sailor Liz Cleere remembers her best Christmases at sea and reveals how to enjoy the festive season away from home in styleRead more
When a monsoon hits their anchorage in Ao Chalong, Liz and Jamie turn to a cocktail of religion and white rum to see them throughRead more
An incident in an idyllic anchorage takes the wind out of Liz Cleere's sails. Will the kindness of strangers – and friends – see her through?Read more
When Liz Cleere's boat got damaged in Thailand she was told she'd never receive reparations. This is how she proved them wrongRead more
The word 'awesome' has become overused and depreciated. Liz Cleere discovers an island in Thailand the reflects the true meaning of the word...Read more
Life in the sun can come at a price. Liz Cleere has a health scare in the middle of paradise – and has a few words of caution for sun-loving travellersRead more
Liz and Jamie risk sailing at night, and are rewarded with a magical experience in tropical waters after darkRead more
Essential repairs on the SY Esper gives Liz and Jamie a chance to catch up with old friends – and reflect on the plight of others less fortunateRead more
Liz and Jamie watch on fearfully as their boat is repaired, Thai-style, but soon learn to go with the flowRead more
Round-the-world sailor Liz Cleere explains the practicalities of travelling long term with a pet – and the unexpected joys it bringsRead more
A call for help crackling over the Esper’s VHF radio reminds Liz Cleere how dependent round-the-world sailors are on the help of othersRead more
Around the world sailor Liz Cleere discovers that an uncrowded paradise can sometimes be found right under your nose… even in PhuketRead more
Liz Cleere ponders the importance of classification – both with Thai islands and the types of sailors that visit themRead more
Liz and Jamie take time out of their Thai sailing adventure to visit a famous film location and discover that an old travellers’ trick works a treatRead more
As the storm season heads towards Thailand, Liz Cleere explains why it might be the best time for sailors to visitRead more
As Jamie and Liz sail into areas that were devastated by the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami, they consider their options should the unthinkable happen againRead more
With visitors to Thailand being asked to show more respect while the nation mourns the passing of their King, Liz Cleere ponders on how to travel with sensitivity and understandingRead more
Around-the-world sailors Liz Cleere and Jamie Furlong are noticing dangerous changes in weather patterns on their travels, which is affecting their plans and causing concernRead more
Liz Cleere and Jamie Furlong explore the culture, food and hidden corners off the little known Thai island of Koh Phayam, and ask: “Is this the best island in the world?”Read more
Liz Cleere discovers a delightfully laid back and remote island in the far north of the Andaman sea that remains untouched and home to a small band of intrepid expatsRead more
Liz Cleere packed in the rat race in 2008 and has since been travelling the world. After 18 months living in India she knows her stuff... Here are her top ten things to do in Kerala's colourful cityRead more
Living in India for two years has left Liz Cleere with plenty of time to explore – here she reveals her favourite things to do on the cheap in the city of Kolkata (Calcutta)Read more
You don't have to spend a king's ransom to live like royalty in the "Queen of Hills". This beautiful Indian hill station has plenty to offer travellers on a shoe string tooRead more
If you've had enough of austerity measures and relentless bad news, perhaps it's time to take a career break. But there are plenty of reasons not to... Liz Cleere reasons with the nervous travellerRead more
Liz Cleere discovers why so many yachties stay so long in Thailand's pretty harbour, Ao ChalongRead more
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