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Trip Out with LONELY PLANET and ROADTRIP NATION

Each September, leading travel media company Lonely Planet celebrates National Passport Month, the purpose of which is to encourage Americans to get their passport and to get out and see the world. This year they've teamed up with Roadtrip Nation and have 6 amazing events planned...Oh yayer!!!

Each September, leading travel media company Lonely Planet celebrates National Passport Month, the purpose of which is to encourage Americans to get their passport and to get out and see the world.  Only 25% of Americans have a passport.  Lonely Planet wants people to get their passport and LEAVE! This year the company is teaming up with Roadtrip Nation which has been touring the US by RV for the past three years. In the fall, Roadtrip Nation will premiere a new television series on PBS and release a new book, Roadtrip Nation: a guide to discovering your path in life. Lonely Planet will join Roadtrip Nation in major cities across the U.S. to inspire locals to explore their surroundings, both near and far.  The free events will feature footage from the road, Lonely Planet travel experts to answer questions, chat with Roadtrip Nation co-founders, free goodies, a tour of the Roadtrip Nation RV and more.

Roadtrip Nation’s travel focus is domestic travel and as a global travel media company, Lonely Planet provides an international flavor to the events in six cities with authoritative travel information and expert writers on hand.

Started by a group of recent college grads who hit the road to find their own paths in life, Roadtrip Nation has evolved into a national movement on 100 colleges that empowers students to hit the road and create this experience for themselves. On the road, students interview leaders from all walks of life to learn how they discovered their passion and built their lives around it.  These student Roadtrip experiences are shared through an annual PBS Series, 100 College Partners, Green RV College Tours, grassroots campus events, educational resources, student reps, books, and online at www.roadtripnation.com.

In the summer of 2005, three groups of students from the United States, England, and Canada journeyed across North America to gain a better understanding of who they were, and what they wanted out of life.  Amongst the diverse individuals these students encountered on the road include Ira Glass, host of NPR’s “This American Life,” comedian Wanda Sykes, and hip hop mogul Damon Dash.

Lonely Planet has been a leader in travel book publishing since its inception in 1973.  The company is passionately dedicated to the promotion of travel, and to sharing the riches that travel bestows.  Lonely Planet knows from decades of exploration and interaction that international travel helps individuals everywhere learn understanding, tolerance and mutual respect for other cultures.  More information is available at www.lonelyplanet.com.

The event schedule is as follows with venues to be confirmed shortly:
August 30 – 7PM – 10PM Galapagos Art Space / Williamsburg, Brooklyn
September 15 – Los Angeles
September 29 – Boston
October 6 – San Francisco
November 3 – Denver
November 11 – Seattle
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