Tony Wheeler – travel addict, Lonely Planet Co-founder and intrepid traveller for over five decades – has discovered that the more you travel, the more extraordinary the world becomes. His enthusiasm for trekking the globe is contagious. It’s impossible to read On Travel without being inspired to scour for deals, search for unusual places, and make the decision to escape into the unfamiliar. Hear from the person The New York Times called “the trailblazing patron saint of the world’s backpackers and adventure travellers”.

Tony Wheeler (Australian)

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A trek along Asia’s ‘hippie trail’ in 1972 led to the creation of travel publisher Lonely Planet (alongside his wife Maureen) and for the New York Times to describe Tony as ‘the trailblazing patron saint of the world’s backpackers and adventure travelers.’ Since the sale of Lonely Planet Tony has been involved with Melbourne’s Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas and the Planet Wheeler Foundation’s developing world projects. His latest book On Travel is another excuse to continue to travel a lot.