guidebooks Archive

From the Editor’s Mouth: Andy Murdock of Lonely Planet

Andy Murdock has had a fascinating career: he is one part scientist, one part travel writer. With a PhD in Biology from UC Berkeley and as the U.S. Digital Editor for

An Interview with Carolyn Heller

Carolyn Heller, a fellow freelance writer over at Hotel Scoop, has written two travel guide books and has contributed to over 50 publications. As an American ex-pat living in Canada, she

From the Editor’s Mouth: Gary Lee Kraut of France Revisited

Gary Lee Kraut is the author of five travel guides to France and Paris as well as numerous articles, essays, short stories, and op-ed pieces concerning travel, culture, cross-culture, and expatriate

What’s it take to be a Lonely Planet Guidebook Writer? An Interview with Brice Gosnell

Brice Gosnell, publisher of the Americas for the Lonely Planet guidebook series, talks to us today about what it takes to make it as a guidebook writer. His top three tips?

An Interview with Leif Pettersen

If you’ve ever been to Eastern Europe, Italy, or Spain and touted a Lonely Planet guidebook in your luggage, you were probably traveling–in a small way–with Leif Pettersen. Having just finished