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September 08, 2004

New Lonely Planet Mexico Guide

ˇAndale! I updated the Around Mexico City and North Central Highlands chapter for LP's new Mexico country guide....

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August 14, 2004

Tim Cahill: Lost in Yellowstone, His Own Backyard

Outside magazine founding editor and frequent National Geographic Adventure contributor Tim Cahill celebrates his lack of sense of direction and gift for misadventure in his spirited new book, Lost in My Own Backyard, which details his frontcounty ramblings and intrepid...

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June 09, 2004

New Lonely Planet Bolivia Book

Morgan and I co-authored the new 5th edition of Lonely Planet's Bolivia country guide, which hit the shelves in April. Condé Nast Traveler praised the book as "friendly, thoughtful, sympathetic...the best companion to the country." French and Italian translations...

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June 08, 2004

New Lonely Planet South America on a Shoestring

The new 2004 (9th) edition of Lonely Planet's South America on a Shoestring, including my chapter on Bolivia and Morgan's chapter on Paraguay, hit the virtual shelves in early April....

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March 31, 2004

Upcoming Bolivia Interview on ABC Australia Nationwide Radio

Here are the details about my radio interview scheduled for next Monday. I'll be chatting for half an hour with Australia's ABC Nationwide radio hosts and talkback callers about my forthcoming Lonely Planet Bolivia guidebook. According to the station's promo...

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February 19, 2004

About the Author

I've been involved with the travel publishing industry for nearly half my life, as a writer, photographer, editor, webmonkey, and, above all, as a rambling explorer. I started out working for Random House as a writer and editor for...

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January 24, 2004 Editorial: Travel Writing - More Serious Than You Thought

by Antonis B. Petropoulos, ECOCLUB Editor Many unfairly consider travel writers as leisurely types, or rather unimaginative authors who resort to travelling for inspiration. Few realise the hard work and skills required (you can read about this in this issue's...

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January 23, 2004

My Interview

Check out my interview by's director Antonis Petropoulos about travel writing and ecotourism, featured in this month's International Ecotourism Monthly newsletter....

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January 20, 2004

My Bibliography

For future reference, here are links to most of the travel-related books that I've worked on:...

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January 19, 2004

Fodor's Berkeley Guide to Central America

It all started for me with this book. I dropped out of my second year of university to take a minimum-wage editorial position with Random House. That was 1995. The work-weeks were 60 hours long. The computers were Mac...

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