Tony Wheeler


Lonely Planet

A trek across Asia on the ‘hippie trail’ of the early 1970s led Tony Wheeler to write the first Lonely Planet guide and the New York Times to describe him as ‘the trailblazing patron saint of the world’s backpackers and adventure travellers.’ From the hippie trail Mr Wheeler’s continued along the adventure-travel trail, the low-cost-carrier trail, the eco-travel trail, the gap-year trail, the Aman-junkies trail, the China trail and no doubt there’ll be a few more. His own interest in edgy travel led to his recent books “Bad Lands” and “Dark Lands.”

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