Alexis Averbuck has travelled and lived all over the world, from Sri Lanka to Ecuador, Zanzibar and Antarctica. In recent years she’s been living on the Greek island of Hydra and exploring her adopted homeland; sampling oysters in Brittany and careening through hill-top villages in Provence; and adventuring along Iceland’s surreal lava fields, sparkling fjords and glacier tongues. A travel writer for over two decades, Alexis has lived in Antarctica for a year, crossed the Pacific by sailboat and written books on her journeys through Asia, Europe and the Americas. She's also a painter – visit www.alexisaverbuck.com – and promotes travel and adventure on video and television.
Alexis was born in Oakland, California, and earned a degree at Harvard University. For Lonely Planet, she currently specializes in Iceland, France (especially Provence, Dordogne, Brittany and the Loire Valley), Greece and Antarctica. She also writes for the BBC, international magazines and newspapers and online platforms. She’s exhibits her oil paintings and watercolors, and recently starring in a television program on Catalunya.
Hydra, Greece; Iceland; Antarctica; Dordogne, Brittany & Provence; Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia; Northern California Coast