Michelle Waitzman was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, where she worked in TV production for almost 20 years. Between production gigs, Michelle’s natural wanderlust took her on adventures around the planet, and introduced her to the wonderful world of camping. In 2005 her wanderlust took over completely and she relocated to Wellington, New Zealand in search of its fabled “great outdoors.” Inspired by New Zealand’s passion for “tramping” (backpacking) and a newly acquired partner, she wrote her first book, Sex in a Tent: A Wild Couple’s Guide to Getting Naughty in Nature (Wilderness Press, 2007). Michelle’s latest project is Moon Living Abroad in New Zealand (Avalon), a guide for those wanting to follow in her footsteps and move to New Zealand. She also creates fun and educational travel activities for the travel-planning website Home & Abroad.
Michelle blogs about outdoor recreation, camping adventures, and life Down Under at www.loveinatent.blogspot.com.