Ren e Lang, an experienced travel writer and editor, was born in the Netherlands but came to New Zealand with her family as a small child. She graduated from Wellington Teachers College, and, after a brief stint teaching, entered the publishing industry. Ren e went on to work in-house for several major New Zealand publishers as an editor and publisher, during which time she commissioned a number of award-winning lifestyle books. Now working freelance as an editor, writer and publisher (www.renaissancepublishing.co.nz), she has written: Auckland Harbour Bridge - 50 years of a city icon; Urban Chicks: Celebrating backyard chooks in the city; and the AA adventure guides 101 Must-do Weekends, and Explore New Zealand: 101 must-dos for Kiwis. Over recent years she has also written for Verve, the New Zealand Herald's 'Weekend' magazine and Employment Today. Ren e lives in Auckland.