Awesome Wave is a travel blog by Elizabeth and Raj. Both have a passion for travel, adventure and experiences.

Their lust for life led to their paths crossing in Thailand five years ago and they’ve been together ever since.

About Elizabeth Elizabeth at Luxury Hotel

Elizabeth is a freelancer specialising in blogging, writing, social media and training. She has been blogging for eight years, first with a travel blog and since 2010 on the award-winning lifestyle blog, Rosalilium. She was founder and organiser of UK blogging collective Blognix.

She first embarked on a backpacking trip in 2003 when she wandered around Western Europe. She backpacked twice more around Southeast Asia and is a frequent traveller to destinations within the UK and abroad.

Elizabeth trained as an Anthropologist at the University of London before a long-term injury and illness put a halt to further research. Instead she absorbed herself in all things digital and discovered a love for creating content.

Elizabeth is interested in self-care and wellbeing as a focus of travel experiences. She loves nothing more than indulging in a spa day, wandering around a museum or getting to know a new culture.

Pop quiz

Favourite travel snack: Peanut M&Ms

Favourite country: Burma

Favourite city: Barcelona

Favourite adventure: Riding on the roof of a truck in the mountains of Northern Thailand

Dream destination: Bhutan

Motto: ‘It’s nice to be important, but more important to be nice’

Travel movie: Lost in Translation

Travel must-have: Sarong (doubles as a pillow, blanket, cover-up, towel and more)

Celebrity crush: Hugh Jackman

Guilty pleasure: Watching Hawaii 5-0

Hobby: Cooking, devising new recipes, photography and entertaining

Cats or dogs? Cats

Tea or coffee? Both! But at the moment I’ll choose coffee, it’s a new thing for me.

5* or hostel? 5*

Sun or snow? Sun

About Raj Skydiving Raj

Raj is a true-to-the-core wanderer. Never wanting to do things the normal way or the “correct” way, he challenges his environment as well as himself. He finds comfort in pushing himself out of his comfort zone and loves to immerse himself in new experiences.

2010 took him to the well trodden path from Australia to New Zealand to Southeast Asia but as you will see from his blog posts, he didn’t exactly walk the usual way.

He loves the UK, exploring since he could drive, he believes anyone can be an explorer, anywhere, anytime and in any way.

Raj has been struggling with a knee injury for the past 1-2 years and as such as a keen interest in accessible travel.

Pop quiz

Favourite travel snack: Ramen Noodles or PB&J

Favourite country: Australia

Favourite city: Melbourne

Favourite adventure: New Zealand Bike Trip

Dream destination: Everest

Motto: Get lost

Travel movie: The Pursuit of Happiness

Travel must-have: Sennheiser MM70s earphones

Celebrity crush: Chris Hemsworth

Guilty pleasure: BBC Radio 4

Hobby: DJ’ing

Cats or dogs? Cats

Tea or coffee? Tea

5* or hostel? Tent

Sun or snow? Sun and Snow


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+ Read our FAQ page for the usual Q+A’s plus the current list of where we have visited.