Nadia Billia Le Bon was born in Italy. During her college years, she pursued hiking and climbing in the Alps and started traveling her world travels in Afghanistan in the seventies. She eventually got her dream job as a trekking guide in the Himalayas. In 1983 she organized the first Italian women-only climbing expedition to the Indian Himalaya. The following year, she moved to California and joined Mountain Travel Sobek. For 25 years, Nadia has managed operations and developed new trips to unique destinations. As of late, she handled marketing and PR. She retired in 2008 and joined Wanderlust Consulting. Nadia has traveled to over 60 countries on all seven continents, explored remote mountain regions, and kayaked and rafted from Alaska to Antarctica. She is a member of the Society of Woman Geographers. Her favorite activities include hiking, trekking, kayaking, sailing, and making new friends through travel.