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The Lonely Planet Story: Once While Travelling by [Tony Wheeler, Maureen Wheeler]

The Lonely Planet Story: Once While Travelling Kindle Edition

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This is how it all happened, the adventures, the fun and the passion condensed into an enthralling read --Daily Telegraph (Sydney) Tony Wheeler, who often sleeps with a laptop stowed under his bed, does the majority of the writing, while Maureen offers welcome sidebars filled with her thoughts about a given situation. Neither shies away from writing about the strain running a company and constant traveling had on their marriage, which at times was rocky or the demands put on the lives of their two children, Tashi and Kieran, who just want to be normal teenagers and hang out with their friends instead of traveling the world. --Chicago Sun-Times As spirited and engagingly human as the books that have taught us how and why and where to travel, Tony and Maureen Wheeler's story describes a miracle (from 27 cents to a multi-million dollar empire) that is in its way as inspiring and wondrous as the temples of Pagan or Easter Island's statues. Whether penniless backpackers or heads of a global company, Tony and Maureen somehow always exemplify the very best kind of travelers' enthusiasm and curiosity. --Pico Iyer ...a lively autobiography that is as interesting, informative and amusing as their series itself. ...This look back at their almost 40-year career divides neatly into thirds, with the first energetically covering their various travels while they get their business off the ground; ...the second frankly detailing why their early and "often fairly shoddy productions" became popular because they "were still better than anything else around"; and the third refreshingly discussing their current business ventures. --Publishers Weekly

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4834 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Crimson Publishing; UK ed. edition (5 September 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0090NYECI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Jessica Wolfe
3.0 out of 5 stars One for those with wanderlust
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 4 September 2017
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L. J. Matthews
3.0 out of 5 stars Don't expect a travel biography.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting (but a little bit long) book about LP
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 October 2009
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4.0 out of 5 stars The amazing journey that changed the world of the travelling guides
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5.0 out of 5 stars It makes me laugh, it makes me cry
Reviewed in the United States on 6 February 2013
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating story of how travel and business has changed in a few decades
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