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An Interview with Don George

Published on February 10, 2015 By Kristin

Don George wrote the book (literally) on travel writing. His book, The Lonely Planet Guide to Travel Writing, is the top-selling book on the craft of writing compelling travel stories. Don is also the editor of seven literary travel anthologies and recently started editing Words and Wanderlust, a new long-form narrative column at BBC Travel. […]

An Interview with John Lee

Published on May 27, 2014 By Kristin

In addition to have written 20+ guidebooks for Lonely Planet, John Lee knows the freelancing business: since 1999, he has published in over 125 newspapers, guidebooks, and online publications. His credits range from The Boston Globe to The Los Angeles Times to US Airways in-flight magazine. Today, John talks to us about transitioning from English […]

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

Published on June 25, 2013 By Kristin

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 Lonely Planet, Andy is an excellent example of someone who found his way into writing in an unexpected way–by traveling to interesting places in […]

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

Published on May 1, 2012 By Kristin

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? Learn to take criticism, don’t email your editor a million and twenty times a day, and don’t, under any circumstances, annoy your publisher (i.e., […]

An Interview with Leif Pettersen

Published on April 10, 2012 By Kristin

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 updating the latest edition of Europe on a Shoestring, Leif  Petterson has worked on over two dozen guidebooks as well as written for many […]