If someone were to take a poll on the best job in the world, topping the list would undoubtedly be travel writer. Okay – rock star, supermodel, Kate Upton’s masseuse, and then travel writer.
It’s right up there, anyway.
UK-born Brian Thacker is one of the lucky few who more or less fell into the job. Seven books and many flyer miles later, he’s cemented his reputation as one of the funniest writers out there, entertaining with his cross-continental exploits.
His appetite for wacky adventures has seen him couch-surf around the US and India and attend a naked man festival in Japan – and much more besides. His most recent book is Tell Them to Get Lost: Travels With the Lonely Planet Guide Book That Started it All.
In this piece, Brian tells me how he got to where he is, and sheds some light on what it takes to be a travel writer.
Read now: The Accidental Travel Writer.
Tell Them to Get Lost: Travels With the Lonely Planet Guide Book That Started it All is written by Brian Thacker and published by Random House.
Article published in the May 2013 edition of ACTWrite magazine, by the ACT Writers Centre.