Tony Wheeler

Co-founder, Lonely Planet,

An Asia ‘hippie trail’ trek in 1972 led to the creation of Lonely Planet and the New York Times to describe Tony as “the trailblazing patron saint of the world’s backpackers and adventure travellers.” Since Tony left Lonely Planet he has been involved with the Planet Wheeler Foundation’s education and health projects in the developing world, Global Heritage Fund’s archaeology sites and, until the coronavirus pandemic interrupted things, lots of travel to keep him busy.