Liza Prado was working as a corporate attorney in San Francisco when she decided to take a leap of faith and try her hand at travel writing and photography instead. Five years later, she has co-authored eight guidebooks to destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean. Enjoying the ride all the while, she's dived, hiked, paddled, and crocodile-spotted her way through assignments. Her photographs have been featured in Lonely Planet and Moon Handbooks as well as The Away Network and other travel websites.

A graduate of Brown University and Stanford Law School, Liza has traveled extensively throughout the Americas and Europe. She speaks Spanish fluently, Italian and French decently, and can order a catfish dinner in Portuguese. She currently lives in Oakland, CA, with her husband and frequent co-author Gary Chandler.

Liza Prado's Articles

Away Article, May 2012
Top Ten Places to Snorkel Beach Experts Gary Chandler and Liza Prado share their favorite snorkel spots in the Caribbean, Central America, and Mexico.
Away Article, January 2007
Top Ten Colonial Cities in Mexico
Away Article, October 2006
The Best Maya Ruins You've Never Heard Of