Don George is a travel writer and editor who has won numerous awards for his work. He has been travel editor at the San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle, founded and edited the Wanderlust section of, and most recently was Global Travel Editor at Lonely Planet Publications. He is the author of The Lonely Planet Guide to Travel Writing and the editor of seven literary travel anthologies, including The Kindness of Strangers, Tales from Nowhere, By the Seat of My Pants, and his new book, A Moveable Feast. Read Don's column, "Bookshelf," in Traveler.

In addition to his writing and editing, Don appears frequently on NPR, CNN, and other TV and radio outlets, is a highly sought-after speaker, and hosts a national series of onstage conversations with prominent writers. Don is also co-founder and chairman of the annual Book Passage Travel Writers and Photographers Conference.

Before becoming a travel writer, Don worked as a translator in Paris, a teacher in Athens, and a television talk show host in Tokyo. He currently lives with his wife in the San Francisco area.

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