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September 08, 2004

Motorcycle Diaries

Lonely Planet has teamed up with Focus Features to provide background information for the new release The Motorcycle Diaries, based on Ernesto 'Ché' Guevara's travel memoir....

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July 29, 2004

SF Chronicle 'Hidden National Parks' Piece

The SF Chronicle recently published my piece on hidden Grand Teton National Park. The story was also picked up by Fodor's Right This Way travel blog editor John Rambow. Apparently, the Miami Herald will be running it in a...

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March 04, 2004

Bolivia's La Candelaría Mine, Potosí: One Picture = 1000 Words

It's 1pm on the last Friday of the month, three levels below the entrance of one of Bolivia's most primitive co-operative mines, La Candelaria, inside the infamous Cerro Rico (Rich Mountain). The ancient-looking miners, who universally suffer from silicosis, start...

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February 29, 2004

Travel Writing Meets Rock n' Roll

What do rock n' roll and travel writing have in common? Besides the long hours, sleeping in a different bed every night and load of time spent on buses, aparently - according the Mick Jagger, at least - the grass...

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January 24, 2004

Chengdu on the Cheap - The Scene Behind Writing LP China

Prolific Lonely Planet author Bradley Mayhew weighs in with a dirt-under-the-nails look at the realities and rewards of researching the far-flung reaches of China on the cheap. Bradley Mayhew studied Chinese at Oxford University; he has since written over a...

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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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