I recently applied to have my blog be part of Lonely Planet’s Pathfinders. I really respect Lonely Planet (my first guidebook was Africa on a Shoestring) and would love to write for them (I was thanked for my contributions to the Japan guidebook and the Spain guidebook). Unfortunately, my blog, as it was, was not travel-focused enough.
Maria McKenzie (Lonely Planet support)
Nov 16, 10:52 AM GMT
Thank you for your interest in joining Lonely Planet Pathfinders. Unfortunately we are unable to accept your application as your site is not quite travel-focused enough for the programme. We’re looking for channels that feature recent and regular travel-centric content.
Maria McKenzie | Lonely Planet Pathfinders team