Carolyn has been writing Lonely Planet guidebooks to various corners of the globe for 17 years, as well as regular restaurant and cafe reviews for publications such as The Age newspaper. Her work has featured in coffee-table books, magazines, newspapers and online outlets.


Since 2001, Carolyn has authored or co-authored more than 50 guidebooks for Lonely Planet, covering destinations as diverse as Iceland, the Greek Islands, Texas, outback Australia, Malta and Sweden. Click on each cover to read details of Carolyn’s work.

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As well as its straightforward destination guidebooks, Lonely Planet also publishes full-colour pictorial and reference guides to inspire, educate and entertain. Carolyn has contributed to a number of them; click on each cover to read details of her work.

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Web features

Carolyn has written web articles for travel sites such as and Click on the image to view the article.

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Newspapers & magazines

Carolyn has also penned articles for the travel pages of various newspapers and magazines, including the UK’s Telegraph newspaper, US food and lifestyle magazine Cooking Light and the Lonely Planet Traveller magazine. Click on the image to view the article.

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Food reviews

As well as writing articles and web features that combine food and travel content, Carolyn has been a contributor to the following Melbourne-based titles, which reviewed cafes and budget eats and were published annually by the city’s leading newspaper, The Age.

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