Doug Lansky

Doug Lansky

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Doug spent 10 years circling the globe sampling cultures in over 100 countries. His multimedia presentation "What's So Funny about World Travel?" takes the audience along on a fast, furious and often hilarious journey that will inspire and reveal an insider's perspective on abroad travels.

Biography

Budget Travel Expert and Author

Doug Lansky is an adventurer, award-winning travel writer, National Geographic and Huffington Post contributor and a world-travel expert who has written books for both Lonely Planet and Rough Guides. He brings the audience along on a global odyssey in his acclaimed, informative, and often hilarious presentations. Whether he’s using lessons learned while traveling full time for 10 years in over 100 countries to help university students save money and create one-of-a-kind journeys, explaining to seasoned, budget-savvy travelers how to find those unique, enriching experiences or showing marketing professionals how international campaigns go astray, Lansky’s photo-driven presentations will have audiences laughing and leave them looking at the world in a new way.
After working the copying machine at Late Night with David Letterman, Spy Magazine, and the New Yorker during college, Doug Lansky rejected life as a professional intern and hit the road. After two and a half years working his way around the planet – picking bananas in Israel, snowmobile guiding in the Alps, selling carpets in Morocco, and hitching on yachts – a car accident in Thailand brought him home. Six months later, Lansky was back on the road, but this time with a nationally syndicated travel column that grew to reach over 10 million readers in 40 major newspapers, including: the Denver Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Detroit Free Press, the Arizona Republic, the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Raleigh News & Observer, the Seattle Times, and many more.
Lansky hosted an hour-long travel documentary for the Discovery Channel/Travel Channel, taught journalism at Colorado College, published several books, including, Last Trout in Venice, Up the Amazon without a Paddle, and Rough Guide to Traveling Around the World, has contributed to Esquire, Men's Journal, National Geographic Adventure, and he served as the regular world-travel expert on Public Radio's flagship travel program, Savvy Traveler.
Lanky is the author of the Lonely Planet best-seller Signspotting, and The Titanic Awards, which celebrates “dubious achievements of travel.”

Lansky is working on two new books while he tours the lecture circuit and contributes to other publications. To date, he has been on the road for roughly ten years in over 100 countries.
Lansky was born on the third-world island of Manhattan, grew up in the arctic tundra of Minnesota, and attended Colorado College (with a few random classes from London University and Harvard), and majored in a subject he can no longer recall. He currently makes his base camp in Stockholm.

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