Writer Elizabeth Bingham Shares Travel Survival Tips

Apr 23, 2018

If you're traveling to Europe and need some advice, Elizabeth Bingham can help. Her travel guides are designed to help you learn what you need about language and culture to travel with confidence.

On this Talk of Iowa, Charity Nebbe talks with Bingham about turning her love of language and travel into a popular series of survival guides and memoirs. Teaching students who were preparing to travel abroad and finding a lack of material appropriate for soon-to-be travelers inspired Bingham to write her own.

"When you have two weeks, you really need something that'll get down to the nuts and the bolts," Bingham says. 

Bingham also shares some of memorable moments from her travels, including her visits to France and her connection with Inge, a relative of her husband's, whom she calls her "German mother."