Here at Traveler, we do a lot of reading: in addition to the upcoming magazine copy, we're constantly perusing newspapers, blogs, and websites all day. But we know there's nothing quite like escaping away into a good book, which is why we're thrilled to announce the arrival of Don George's "Trip Lit" to our new columnist cadre.
Don is a legendary travel writer and editor who has won numerous awards for his work. He has been travel editor at the San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle, founded and edited the Wanderlust section of Salon.com, and most recently was Global Travel Editor at Lonely Planet Publications. He is the author of The Lonely Planet Guide to Travel Writing and the editor of six literary travel anthologies, including The Kindness of Strangers, Tales from Nowhere, and By the Seat of My Pants.
In his inaugural column, Don discusses the challenges of navigating both the Alaskan wilderness and parenting in Lou Ureneck's Backcast, offers up a feast of new epicurean-themed books, before detouring into India and Africa.
We're looking forward to going where he leads us next.