Brian Thacker caught the travel bug at a young age, when his family migrated to the sunny climes of Australia. Now all grown up, he has travelled overseas many times, often on his favourite airline, Emirates, and is always ready for an adventure.
In 2003, he turned his love of adventures into a career, giving up his full time job in advertising for life, as he describes it on his website, as “a very poor full time author.” He has now published seven books, the latest of which is Tell Them to Get Lost – Travels with the Lonely Planet guidebook that started it all. It grew from a conversation with one of the Lonely Planet founders, Tony Wheeler, when they discussed whether it would be feasible to retrace the journey through Southeast Asia documented by the Wheelers in their first guide book.
It proved to be an eye-opening adventure for Brian, not least for the chance to see how dramatically the region had changed, and is just the latest chapter in a life spent travelling and writing, and enjoying it all immensely.
I think you’ll really enjoy what he has to say.
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