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EP 30: Lonely Planet founder Tony Wheeler, friendliest accents & best car-free towns

Tony Wheeler is one of the most recognisable names in travel, and anyone who’s ever used a Lonely Planet guidebook will have read the story on the last page about how he and his wife Maureen wrote and published their first guidebook, Across Asia on the Cheap, on their kitchen table in 1973, finally selling the Lonely Planet behemoth in 2011. He talks about counting countries, flying with carry-on only, his favourite country and the art of travel,
Also, do North Americans have the world’s friendliest accents? And the world’s best car-free cities;
The world’s (allegedly) friendliest accent,
Car-free cities

What Tony Wheeler’s reading now:
Dust On My Shoes by Peter Pinney
The Towers of Trebizond by Rose Macaulay
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver

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