When Robert Reid speaks, the world pays attention, because no one knows travel better than him, at least not when it comes to destinations in Central America, Europe, Eastern Europe, Trans-Siberian Railway and Colombia. He is the US Travel Editor for Lonely Planet, and one of the most celebrated travel writers of our time. Many of the Lonely Planet guides on the market bear his signature, and if you want to know which are his favorite destinations, you’ll be happy to learn that these are Mexico, Vietnam and… Bulgaria. Yes, Bulgaria, this Eastern European jewel.
He only writes about what he sees, and his objectivity on the matter is never questioned. You can describe him as a modern, digital travel writer, and if you want to understand the true meaning of that term, look no further than ReidOn Travel – the site where you will find the most in-depth, independently researched guidebook online. It’s a full free web guide to Vietnam, a challenging destination for many, but not for Reid, who seems to know all its secrets.
You’ll also find Reid blogging at Reid On Travel, which, unlike the Vietnam guide, is a site that covers a number of topics, pretty much following the author around the world. It’s a pretty original, entertaining endeavor, revealing the man behind the books: open minded, with a great sense of humor, and even more imagination. Robert Reid will make you fall in love with travel, and the places he visits, if you aren’t already.