For those who enjoy using Lonely Planet travel guides from time to time when traveling internationally, you may enjoy this like I did. When I’m abroad and realize that bus routes, for example, have changed from the last print of the book I always email Lonely Planet the updates. Lonely Planet nicely mentions names of people who help in this fashion in a “Thank you” section at the end of the guidebooks. For fun, I’ve randomly shown off my name to friends while in bookstores a couple of times in the past.
So far my name has been mentioned in the following books:
- 2005 publication of Lonely Planet Kyoto (pg. 203; no preview available)
- 2006 publication of Lonely Planet Japan (pg. 791)
- 2006 publication of Lonely Planet Japón (Spanish version of the book above; unknown page number; no preview available)
- 2010 publication of Lonely Planet South America on a Shoestring (pg. 1041)
- 2010 publication of Lonely Planet Südamerika: für wenig Geld (in German, pg. 1161)
- 2013 publication of Lonely Planet Brasilien: für wenig Geld (in German, unknown page number)
I guess I’ll say a “Thank you” to Google for letting me know that my name has been mentioned in these publications.