Lonely Planet http://wfpl.org en 'Reclusive' Kentucky Billionaire Buys Lonely Planet Travel Guide Company http://wfpl.org/post/reclusive-kentucky-billionaire-buys-lonely-planet-travel-guide-company <p>A billionaire Kentucky native is buying the travel guide publisher Lonely Planet for<a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/worldwide/190313lonelyplanet.html"> $77.3 million.</a></p><p>Lonely Planet's current owner—British broadcaster BBC Worldwide—announced on Tuesday the sale to NC2 Media, which is run by <a href="http://nc2media.com/">Daniel Houghton</a>, a Western Kentucky University alum. He'll become Lonely Planet's chief operating officer, pending approval of the sale by the BBC Trust.</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 15:26:34 +0000 Joseph Lord 4559 at http://wfpl.org 'Reclusive' Kentucky Billionaire Buys Lonely Planet Travel Guide Company Secrets of a Lonely Planet Writer: How Food Helps a City Land on Top http://wfpl.org/post/secrets-lonely-planet-writer-how-food-helps-city-land-top <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We’re number one! So says Lonely Planet in their </span><a href="http://www.lonelyplanet.com/usa/travel-tips-and-articles/77583" style="line-height: 1.5;">list of top U.S. travel destinations for 2013</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The publishing monolith has evidently caught on to what we all already know – that this is a fine place to be. Because I closely follow (and revel in) Louisville’s culinary scene, I give our food and dining a lot of credit for this recognition. But how exactly does a city rise to the top of these lists?</span></p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 14:55:55 +0000 Dana McMahan 3604 at http://wfpl.org Secrets of a Lonely Planet Writer: How Food Helps a City Land on Top Lonely Planet: Louisville Top Travel Destination for Bourbon, NuLu and More Bourbon http://wfpl.org/post/lonely-planet-louisville-top-travel-destination-bourbon-nulu-and-more-bourbon <p>For Louisvillians, the top domestic travel destination next year should be Fairbanks, Alaska, says Lonely Planet, the big travel guide publisher.</p><p>For everyone else, go to Louisville.</p><p>Lonely Planet cites the food and drink on&nbsp;NuLu, the shopping on Bardstown Road and the gobs and gobs of available bourbon in putting <a href="http://www.lonelyplanet.com/usa/travel-tips-and-articles/77583">Louisville atop its 2013 list&nbsp;of top U.S. travel destinations.&nbsp;</a></p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 16:44:26 +0000 Joseph Lord 2811 at http://wfpl.org Lonely Planet: Louisville Top Travel Destination for Bourbon, NuLu and More Bourbon