Lonely Planet Archive

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

An Interview with Robert Reid of Lonely Planet

As the U.S. Travel Editor for Lonely Planet, Robert Reid–who is also a writer and blogger himself–knows the ins-and-outs of the travel industry! In this interview, he talks about how he

An Interview with Tom Brosnahan

When Tom Brosnahan left for the Peace Corps in 1967, he couldn’t have begun to imagine the career that would develop after his travels! Beginning with his iconic Frommer’s Turkey on

A Conversation with Anja Mutic

The title of Anja Mutic’s website, Ever the Nomad, couldn’t describe her lust for travel any better. As she tells it, she’s “a traveler who writes, and a writer who travels.”

A Conversation with Paige R. Penland

Paige R. Penland has a special knack for writing about culture south-of-the-border: based in Granada, Nicaragua, Paige has covered the likes of Costa Rica, Mexico, Nicaragua, and El Salvador for publications