By the way, I’ve spent a while here in Colombia writing some urgently needed travel guides. They have details on where to stay (for example, places to stay in Bogota), prices etc. The current Lonely Planet on Colombia is about the worst LP ever written, so there’s definite demand for a better travel guide. I think travelers, with the right help, can write travel guides that are better and address some of the inherent problems of printed guides (like being 3 years out of date and leaving out lots of great places).

I’ve also found that writing travel guides is kind of fun – I enjoy visiting new places and thinking about the best way to describe them. And I love making maps – I’m an IA after all!

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