Byron Bay, Tweed Heads & more on Geoff Crowther
20 May 2021 | Places
My recent Australian travels started with the ascent of Mt Kosciuszko (Australia’s highest peak) and continued north to Canberra (the nation’s capital), Sydney and the Hawkesbury River. Before venturing in to the northern state of Queensland there was an unexpected vi...
Farewell Geoff Crowther
21 April 2021 | Culture
Geoff Crowther (15 March 1944-13 April 2021) died last week. Geoff played a key role in the early years of Lonely Planet, he wrote the first editions of Africa on a Shoestring (originally Africa on the Cheap), South America on a Shoestring and with Prakash A Raj and m...
President for Life – Hastings Banda
16 April 2009 | The rest
Cycling through Malawi on the Tour d’Afrique bicycle ride in March I kept on bumping in to a gentleman who took a serious dislike to Lonely Planet in the early 1980s – Dr Hastings Banda, Malawi’s ‘President for Life.’ Early editions of our Africa guide (and our pionee...