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War of Words? Lonely Planet vs. Britain

War of Words? Lonely Planet vs. Britain May 26, 2011 | Travel News, UK | Read More
With many Britons deciding to take more “staycations” — holidaying within the country rather than abroad –  because of the poorly performing economy, the news that Lonely Planet is suggesting these people may regret their decision is probably not welcome in the British tourism...

BBC to Complete Outright Purchase of Lonely Planet

BBC to Complete Outright Purchase of Lonely Planet February 18, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
We were alerted to this little newsflash by Matador Radar. According to The Guardian, BBC is set to acquire the remaining 25% of Lonely Planet. The BBC bought 75% of the shares back in 2007 for a paltry £88.1m. The remaining 25% were put options left in the hands of Tony and Maureen Wheeler —...

Friday Siteseeing: Salt Hotels, 52 Marathons, Reasons to Unplug, Hating Travel

Friday Siteseeing: Salt Hotels, 52 Marathons, Reasons to Unplug, Hating Travel April 9, 2010 | Around the Web | Read More
Happy Friday! Here’s some of the stuff that we’ve been reading this past week around the web – enjoy! You know you’ve always wanted to see pictures of a house in Bolivia made entirely of salt. [The World is my Jungle Gym] I’m struggling with getting ready for this weekend’s...

NileGuide 5 with Lonely Planet’s Robert Reid

NileGuide 5 with Lonely Planet’s Robert Reid January 27, 2010 | NileGuide 5 | Read More
This week’s NileGuide 5 interview features Robert Reid, the US Travel Editor for Lonely Planet. In addition to writing 25 LP guidebooks to places like Siberia, Colombia and New York City, he’s written for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and ESPN. His weekly program ‘The 76-Second...

NileGuide 5 with Leif Pettersen

NileGuide 5 with Leif Pettersen December 9, 2009 | NileGuide 5 | Read More
This week’s NileGuide 5 interview features travel writer Leif Pettersen. In 2003, Pettersen was ‘Kramered’ into abandoning a nine-year, idiot-proof career and becoming a homeless traveler writer. He has lived for extended periods in Spain, Romania and Italy (and speaks all three languages...
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