USCT 001: Lonely Planet’s Editor-at-Large – Emily Wolman

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USCTIn this episode of the US City Traveler Podcast, you get to meet the second guest on the show. Emily Wolman is currently the Editor-at-Large for Lonely Planet. She was previously Lonely Planet’s Associate Publisher, heading up a team of commissioning editors that created Lonely Planet’s guidebooks for North and Latin America, and a few titles in Asia as well. She has been featured on Fox News, CBS, The Weather Channel, and the Chicago Tribune among other prominent news outlets.

As you probably know, Lonely Planet is the largest travel guide book publisher in theworld, founded in 1973 by Tony and Maureen Wheeler. Today they have nearly 400 staff members, an award-winning website, a magazine Lonely Planet Traveller, and a portfolio of ebooks and mobile apps. They have well over a million Facebook fans and Twitter followers each and published over 100 million books with over 500 titles in 9 languages. So I’m super stoked to have the opportunity to share this interview with you today.


More specifically, in this session you’ll find out about: 

  • Learn how Lonely Planet got it’s name and how the company has evolved over the years!
  • Learn about Emily’s favorite vacation destination!
  • Get helpful budget travel advice and hear some of Emily’s other favorite travel tips.
  • Hear Emily’s thought’s on why such few American’s choose to travel abroad.
  • Find out where Emily went on her first trip abroad and where she recommends other
  • American’s go on their first time visiting the Eastern Hemisphere.
  • Some of Emily’s favorite USA destinations tospend the holidays.
  • Hear some of her best tips for first time Europe visitors.
  • And so much more!

Thank you Emily!

Emily was incredibly gracious with sharing her knowledge with us! Thank you, Emily, for your advice! If you have a few seconds, click on the link below to give a shout out to Emily on Twitter!

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Other Interviews

I have also done interviews with Chris Christensen from The Amateur Traveler PodcastMelvin Broecher from Travel DudesRicky Brigante from and Robert Niles from, author of Stories From A Theme Park Insider, if you would like to check those out as well. Those interested in entrepreneurship may want to check out my interview with Cameron Johnson, author of You Call The Shots.

Thank you for listening! I hope you enjoyed this episode of the US City Traveler Podcast. Check us out for more of the best cities to travel in the USA. Please let us know what you think in the comment section below. Cheers!


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Taylor Goldblatt

After years of research, travel, and dreams, I have created this website for people like you who want to experience the things that only America can offer. My passion is to explore and share America's greatest destinations and attractions. Follow me on Twitter @USCityTraveler for additional travel tips and ideas.

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