Elisa Bernick is an award-winning writer and journalist. She is the author of many articles, how-to books, and the travel guide The Family Sabbatical Handbook: The Budget Guide to Living Abroad With Your Children. She has worked as a magazine editor, and as a radio and television reporter and producer for Minnesota Public Radio, WCCO-TV, and many cable television stations. Her documentaries have appeared on cable stations, PBS, WCCO-TV, and Twin Cities Public Television. Her travel, how-to, and parenting articles and essays have been published by MinnPost, The Family Handyman, Parents, Minnesota Parent, Northern Gardener, Transitions Abroad and many others. She has lived in Mexico, Israel and France, and now makes her home in St. Paul, Minnesota.