I’ve been a mega fan of Lonely Planet since I took my first solo trip abroad more than 14 years ago. I can remember pouring over the books as I planned my trip around the world. They came to symbolise adventure, and I still get a thrill every time I buy one now. We used one recently for our trip around New Zealand, and it was so wonderful to step away from the screen and return to using paper – I’m definitely old school at heart.
A dream come true
When I was younger I used to dream of working for them, so it was literally a dream come true when they asked Steve and I to become Lonely Planet Pathfinders and make a video for them about a story I wrote last year.
I won’t write too much about it. Just watch the video instead!
Hope you like it!
P.S. And here’s an interview I did a couple of years ago with Tony Wheeler, founder of Lonely Planet.