For Lonely Planet’s new online accommodation-booking service, called Haystack, I was initially employed as a consultant. I was involved with developing the shape and structure of the project from an author’s point of view, and contributed to the structure of the templates that are used today for authors employed to wrote Haystack reviews. Later, I [...]
In late 2006 I updated and rewrote Lonely Planet’s online profiles for Guam, Palau, the Northern Mariana Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia.
Traditional Yapese art, Trader’s Ridge Hotel (photo: Simon Sellars). by Simon Sellars Originally published on Sleepy Brain 19 December 2005. In late 2005 I travelled around the North Pacific on assignment for Lonely Planet. I visited the islands of Yap, Kosrae, Guam, Pohnpei, Rota, Tinian, Saipan and Palau and had the most marvellous time. The [...]
Osaka Lights. Photo: Simon Sellars. In the second half of 2004 I was travelling around northern Japan on assignment for Lonely Planet. I was also commissioned by LP to maintain a blog of my trip. The entire blog archive is here, but I’ve reproduced one of my favourite entries below. ‘My First Earthquake’ by Simon [...]