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Club Lunch: No Place Left To Hide? How Connectivity Has Shrunk The Globe And Transformed Travel

Date: 1 Jan 1970 12:00 AM | Venue:

No Place Left To Hide?

How Connectivity Has Shrunk The Globe

And Transformed Travel

Speaker: Don George

Editor at Large, National Geographic Traveler

Special Features Editor, BBC Travel

12:30PM FOR 12:45PM – LUNCH

In 40 years of world-wandering, travel writer and editor Don George has seen extraordinary changes in the way people travel and in the way they connect with each other, on the ground and around the world. In the era of Snapchat and the Selfie, how has the proliferation of digital communication and connectivity changed travel – and travelers? Mr. George shared setbacks and serendipities from Stonehenge, Siem Reap, Shikoku and beyond that illustrate both the bane and the boon of this brave new digital world.

Don George has been a travel writer and editor for four decades. He is the author of “The Way of Wanderlust: The Best Travel Writing of Don George,” named Best Travel Book of 2015 in the Independent Publisher Book Awards, and of “Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Writing,” the best-selling travel writing guide in the world; he has also edited a dozen award-winning literary travel anthologies, including “The Kindness of Strangers,” “A Moveable Feast,” and “An Innocent Abroad.” Mr. George has been Travel Editor for the San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle and for, and Global Travel Editor for Lonely Planet. He is currently Editor at Large for National Geographic Traveler, Special Features Editor for BBC Travel, and editor of the blog for Geographic Expeditions, a San Francisco-based luxury adventure travel company.


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