In this Hangout on Air, Lonely Planet and our panel of experts discuss all things RTW travel. If you’re considering a long term/distance trip, are about to embark on your gap year or fancy a career break, tune in to hear our tips and tricks to make sure your trip goes smoothly.
Arianwen Morris of http://www.beyondblighty.com
Arianwen has spent the past two years backpacking solo in South America, New Zealand and Australia. She has just completed a working holiday in Sydney and is currently making her way from Mexico to Costa Rica. Recent adventures include piloting a stunt plane, hiking on a glacial volcano, defying gravity with a jetpack and swimming with 8-metre whale sharks.
Nate Robert of http://www.yomadic.com
Nate Robert has been travelling the world since 2012, and documenting his infamously off-the-beaten-path travels at Yomadic.com. Highlights so far have included entering Iran on a one-way ticket with no visa, being captured by Armenian border guards for 73 hours, and contemplating life at a Transnistrian bride auction. His hobbies include street photography, collecting very small rocks from beaches around the world, and writing interesting author bios.
Lonely Planet author, Jenny Walker
Jenny Walker has been writing guidebooks for Lonely Planet for over a decade, specialising in the Middle East. She is a long-term resident of Muscat where she works as an Associate Dean at a large engineering college. In her spare time she is writing a PhD on the perception of the Arabic Orient in English contemporary literature. At the last count, she had visited 112 countries from Panama to Mongolia on various assignments and for the simple pleasure of it. She is currently working on the new edition of LP’s Jordan guidebook.