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The Lonely Planet Story

3.67  ·  Rating Details ·  226 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
Pada pertengahan 1972, Tony dan Maureen Wheeler berangkat melakukan perjalanan keliling dunia selama setahun. Setelah mengikuti “jejak hippie” dari Inggris melintasi Asia ke Australia, mereka mengenali perlunya panduan perjalanan jenis baru yang cocok dengan pelancong tipe baru yang santai dan independen.

Lebih dari tiga puluh tahun kemudian, mereka menjadi pemilik salah s
Paperback, 566 pages
Published 2009 by B-First (Bentang Pustaka) (first published 2006)
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Nov 08, 2009 Uci rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nonfiksi
Saya selalu beranggapan para penjelajah punya garis tangan yang berbeda dari orang biasa. Ada 'gen' khusus dalam darah mereka yang membuat semua sudut di empat penjuru dunia bisa terasa bagaikan rumah sendiri, tanpa terhalang perbedaan bahasa, adat maupun budaya.

Membaca perjalanan hidup pasangan suami istri Tony dan Maureen Wheeler, kreator buku-buku panduan perjalanan Lonely Planet, makin menegaskan keyakinan saya akan adanya 'gen khusus' tersebut.

Menikah di usia muda, kehidupan mapan yang 'nor
Harun Harahap
Feb 11, 2010 Harun Harahap rated it really liked it
Saya yakin banyak sekali orang tahu tentang ”Lonely Planet”, sebuah buku panduan perjalanan yang telah terbit dengan berbagai edisi di berbagai negara pula. Lonely Planet telah membantu banyak pelancong untuk menjelajahi suatu daerah.

Buku ”The Lonely Planet Story” ini menceritakan kisah dibalik sukses Tony dan Maureen Wheleer mendirikan usaha Lonely Planet menjadi buku panduan perjalanan terbesar di dunia. Kisah pasangan muda yang senang menjelajahi tempat baru dimulai saat kehabisan uang setela
Caitriona H
Oct 03, 2012 Caitriona H rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Despite the current downtrend in travel guides and independent bookstores the Lonely Planet has just opened its first shop in the UK, at Manchester airport ( This book is an old account of the founding of the company, but that doesn’t make it less relevant to the current situation.

The authors Tony and Maureen Wheeler founded Lonely Planet and in this book they tell both a personal and a business story. The majority of the narrative (and you sense probabl
Zulhilmi Ghouse
This the story of a couple who made a living from travelling. They really lived it. And it'll make you really jealous, heheh. It chronicles their beginning (Chance encounter at a park in the U.K., then marriage), their early adventure from Europe, across Asia to Australia, their setting up a travel publishing company, the challenges they faced with work, each other, and with raising children... Everything. And it's got lots of memorable pictures of their travels.

I had no idea Lonely Planet was s
Yogi Saputro
Buku ini merupakan pengalaman pribadi sekaligus pengalaman bisnis Tony Wheeler sang pencetus Lonely Planet. Secara eksplisit buku ini menginspirasi untuk melakukan apapun yang anda senangi. Secara implisit buku ini menceritakan bagaimana suka duka menjalani hidup dan bisnis hanya dengan passion semata. Oh ya, buku ini juga menginspirasi untuk menulis lebih banyak. Tulis apapun hal yang anda temui.

Saya lebih suka buku sejenis ini daripada buku bisnis yang terlalu banyak berbau teori dan ditulis d
Ron Lamb
Apr 27, 2008 Ron Lamb rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The book I brought with me to Thailand (author autographed, from Wide World Books in Wallingford).

I had hoped the author(s) would have spent more pages on the original overland trip across Europe and Asia in the early 70s than on the nuts and bolts of the publishing empire that resulted from the trip (although with my own publishing background, that part was not without interest to me). Some good bits of writing here and there from both Tony and Maureen. (See quotes.)
Jay Artale
Brilliant Book. It traces the the travels that ignited the global brand of Lonely Planet. It all started with SE Asia, and this was their first guide book "the yellow bible". We go on travels with these two, as well as settle in Australia as the overcome obstacles to launch their hand printed guide books in Australia. I loved this book and would read it again.
Mar 20, 2011 Shidayat rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good biography of a success couple living in a Cinderella dreams. Quite encouraging for those who are starting their life from scratches..Easy to read, eye opening and dramatic in some parts make this book as a recommended stuff to buy.
Cheers and happy reading
Jul 26, 2011 Ernest rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Actually written by Tony and Maureen Wheeler, this is the story about the founding and operating stories of travel publisher Lonely Planet. Thoroughly interesting, this books functions as almost a de-facto autobiography, a book of travel stories and a fascinating insight into a publishing company.
If there was one word to describe this book, I would use 'rambling'. Although the content is interesting, the book lacks structure and that makes it a little confusing/frustrating to read. I was glad to reach the end of this book and am not sure if I would recommend it to others.
May 20, 2009 June rated it liked it
who says that one must choose between family, hobbies and career? Tony and Maureen have shown it all through their, as seen in the book, wit and courage to hold fast their marriage, their passions to travel round the world and their prospective business along with their family and friends.
Sue Trippas
Jan 04, 2017 Sue Trippas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. It was an interesting insight into how the Lonely Planet business started and the journey to wealth and success. The book took the reader on the adventure of both travel and the ups and downs of the business.
Fun if you love travel & use Lonely Planet.
Jan 27, 2008 Mark rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those who find it in a dorm room on Khao San Road Bangkok
Shelves: travel
Fairly run of the mill stuff. First we went here, then we started a business, then we went here, wrote a book about it, then we went here etc.

No great shakes
Oct 05, 2009 Lina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
a truly struggling story of a couple doing travelling on their young age
Bruce Campbell
Oct 25, 2007 Bruce Campbell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Travellers
This is a great story about travelling in the 70's and 80's and the formation of the AALonely Planet business.
Jan 27, 2012 Janine rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: travel, memoir
An interesting read but like a lot of memoirs was slow in spots.
Nov 13, 2010 Matt rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: travel
Book about the founding of lonely planet.
Oscar Prawiranegara
May 17, 2012 Oscar Prawiranegara rated it really liked it
"True story!"

The story about the Lonely Planet author/founder from the very begining milestone of LP. If you a fan of LP guide book, you must read this book.
Oct 23, 2014 Lucija rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it! The good, the bad and all in between. Very interesting read.
May 29, 2011 Joshua rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not sure if I will actually finish it. The book has far to many lists and does not draw the reader in.
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