A Travel Writer’s Experiences Across the Globe

Veteran travel writer Chuck Thompson believes that the widely respected Lonely Planet guidebooks have ruined more travel destinations than the tourists its writers criticize. Smile When You're Lying cuts past the clichés of travel writing and presents the interesting stories that are often left out of the guidebooks.

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