Lonely Planet Collaborates with Mini for Epic Adventure Trip

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Lonely-Planet-teams-up-with-MINILonely Planet is all set to celebrate their 40th birthday and this time they have decided to send their two travel writers in a Mini Cooper D Clubman on a tour from London to Istanbul. Lonely Planet said that they are trying to celebrate their birthday celebrations in a better way and therefore they have decided to put two travel magazine writers in a Mini and let them take an epic journey of 10,000 miles across Europe, Asia and Australia. The trip will also celebrate the seminal trip from London to Sydney that was initially made by Lonely Planet co-founders Tony and Maureen Wheeler.

Lonely Planet said that after the couple decided to take a trip in their classic Minivan they came up with their first guidebook Across Asia on the Cheap that was published in 1973 and it was the success of the book that led to the birth of Lonely Planet. Lonely Planet revealed that Wheelers paid just 60 GBP for their ten year old Morris Mini Traveller that they drove from London to Kabul in 1972. On the other hand, the 2013 Mini Cooper D Clubman is somewhat similar but has better top speed of 122 mph and offers 1.6 liter engine that has the capability to put out 112 bhp and offer fuel economy of 72 mpg.

Lonely Planet Traveller Editor Peter Grunert said that they are really excited about this new project where two travel writers will take on the journey. He said that the world has changed in the last forty years and it will be exciting to see how these writers document their trip and the entire journey. Co-founder Tony Wheeler also said that he is really excited to see how much the world has changed since 1972 and there are some destinations that can be hard for the travelers.

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