The Travel Diaries


Lonely Planet's Peter Grunert

Season 1, Ep. 6

Today, I’m joined by Peter Grunert, the editor of Lonely Planet magazine. In fact, Peter is the editor of 13 different editions of the magazine around the world. And each is imbued with that spirit of adventure and a cultural understanding that makes it one of my favourite travel magazines - and as a result of our chat, I’ve added about 10 new destinations to my bucket list! We’ll be talking about so many incredible places from Bhutan and India, to Uruguay and Australia, and many more, which why is this my first long haul, bumper length episode. So, here is a real deep dive into the world of travel from one of its top experts. I hope you enjoy it. 

Destination recap:

  • Gwyneth, Wales
  • West Wittering, West Sussex, England
  • Brittany, France 
  • Mumbai, India 
  • Cannareggio, Venice, Italy 
  • Port Lincoln, South Australia 
  • Coober Pedy, South Australia 
  • Park Hyatt, Tokyo, Japan
  • Mashpi Lodge, Ecuador 
  • Kerala, India 
  • Bhutan
  • Bradford, Yorkshire, England 
  • Saltaire World Heritage Site, Bradford, England
  • Tenerife, Canary Islands 
  • Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Eswatini (formerly, Swaziland)
  • Uruguay
  • Borroloola, North Australia

You can find Lonely Planet Magazine in all good newsagents each month, and head over to their Instagram @lonelyplanetmag for all the travel inspo you could ever need. And follow Peter himself @petervg73 

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This episode was produced by Holly Rubenstein

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