OUR STORY

Lonely Planet Magazine (US) - - Contents -

A beat-up old car, a few dol­lars in the pocket and a sense of ad­ven­ture. That’s all Tony and Maureen Wheeler needed for the trip of a life­time, across Europe and Asia over­land to Aus­tralia. It took sev­eral months, and at the end – broke but in­spired – they sat at their kitchen ta­ble writ­ing and sta­pling to­gether their first travel guide, Across Asia on

the Cheap. Within a week they’d sold 1,500 copies, and Lonely Planet was born.

Founded by the Wheelers in 1973, Lonely Planet has gone on to be­come the world’s lead­ing travel me­dia com­pany, in­spir­ing and in­form­ing trav­el­ers across the globe. Our ex­pert writ­ers go in search of the best ex­pe­ri­ences, shar­ing award-win­ning travel in­for­ma­tion in more than 145 mil­lion guide­books printed so far – cov­er­ing al­most every des­ti­na­tion on the planet – as well as on lone­ly­planet.com, on so­cial chan­nels in­clud­ing Face­book, Twit­ter and In­sta­gram, in our Guides and Trips apps and in this mag­a­zine.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.