Best in Travel 2014

Looking for your next great escape? Check out Lonely Planet’s annual compendium of the best places to pound the pavement. On sale here. I wrote about Hunan, China, from its noodle-making robots to its mindblowing national park, but there was just too much to squeeze in. It’s a fantastic corner of the world. And yes, reports of…

Pandora’s Morphological Marvels

The new China guide is out on shelves this week! I’ve written before about how much of the research Lonely Planet authors do never makes it into the book. Here’s one of the parts, a box for one section of the Wǔlíngyuán National Park in northern Hunan, that got cut. First, a little background: It all started…

Hot off the presses: Lonely Planet China

Announcing Lonely Planet’s latest China guide, on sale now! I trekked across five provinces, developed a backpack strap callus, lost a camera, dropped a camera, and contracted a very mysterious flu bug to help make this happen. I had so much fun researching and writing this, I hope that will come across in the pages. Even if…