Monday, July 22, 2013

Planet a Little Lonelier

At a time when record heat waves around the world have many people concerned for the future, layoffs at a certain publishing company have observers worried about a different kind of Planet. From The Guardian:
As news emerged that iconic Melbourne travel publisher Lonely Planet was to shed its editorial staff as part of an overhaul following its sale by the BBC, writers, travelers and daydreamers took to Twitter with the hashtag #lpmemories to share their sense of loss. The stream reads like an obituary to the heyday of travel writing, an honest ode of affection for the largest travel guide publisher in the world.
You can read the full piece here.



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