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Lonely Planet began over 30 years ago when two globe-trotting romantics, Tony and Maureen Wheeler, decided to spend their honeymoon crossing Europe and Asia and ending up in Australia. They spent every penny they had, but the memories they gained were worth every cent. Friends and family urged them to write about their travels and the company was born.
After selling 1,500 copies of their first book, Across Asia on the Cheap, Tony and Maureen knew they were onto something big. Over the next few decades they grew their company into an internationally known brand. In 2007, Lonely Planet was entrusted to BBC World Wide with a pledge to maintain the same level of excellence.