Part of what makes Tenon so great is our one-on-one mentality and desire to get to know our clients. We thought it was about time to return the favor and let you get to know us! Liz, our Director of Vendor Relations and Product, has been with us since 2018. Below she answered some questions about herself and her journey in the travel business!
What is the best thing about living in Dublin?
“Living in Dublin is great, its a great city. Like any city in the world of course it has its issues with traffic and transport etc but the pluses outweigh the minuses. Its an easy city to get around with a lot of history to see, plenty of theaters for entertainment and fantastic restaurants for eating out. Also within half an hour outside the city centre you can be experiencing some fantastic coastal scenery in places like Howth, Malahide, Killiney or Dalkey.”
If you were to spend a week anywhere in the world where would it be?
“Italy – no contest! I describe Italy as my spiritual home, its the one place when the plane lands i just think ahhh I’m here! I love the South of Italy, the usual places like Sorrento, Amalfi Coast but Naples holds a special place. Its a city the generally most tourists miss – they just land in the airport and leave. There is a lot to discover in Naples, its a chaotic city but I love it – you absolutely have to go to Da Michele once in your life for Pizza, its amazing! I also love Tuscany and Venice.”
Where have you traveled so far?
“I have been to Italy many times, France, Sweden, Canada, Scotland, England and to the US where I have visited Boston a few times, San Francisco and Sonoma. Some other places on my bucket list would be Australia and Thailand – I love Thai food and would really like to learn more about it!”
What is your favorite thing about working in the travel business?
“Absolutely the best thing about working in the business is learning about the destinations that we sell and passing that knowledge on to our clients. Its also enlightening to learn about the things that connect us as nations for example on my travels to Scotland in these past few years I have learned so much more about the deep connections both in terms of language and culture with Ireland.”
What are some of your other interests and favorite ways to relax?
“I enjoy nice meals out and a few glasses of wine with friends. Having my two nieces over for sleepovers – potentially not relaxing but good fun! Walking – Passionate about getting at least 10.000 steps in a day. I am lucky enough to have Marlay Park, a great park in Dublin very close by and I love walking there. Cooking, my Lemon cake is a legend! its really the simplest thing ever but everyone loves it. I love to cook from scratch and one of my other signature dishes is Crab Risotto. Volunteering at events – I have been involved in volunteering for many years. Its a great wat to meet new people and gain new experiences. I recently volunteered for four days at a Tall Shops Regatta in Dublin, I also did this during the Tall Ships Race in Dublin in 2012 where I was the liaison officer for the biggest ship in the race – the Italian Navy ship Amerigo Vespucci. I have also been involved in the past with Special Olympics Ireland.”