Lonely Planet Guy Digs Steinbeck

Monday, 04 October 2010 05:37 PM Written by 

EIGHTY FOUR, PA -- My house

Robert Reid, the U.S. travel editor of Lonely Planet, knows how to travel and have fun at the same time. ROBERT_REID__LONELY__PLANET_NEW_YORK_USA

He also knows how to create entertaining blog items about John Steinbeck.

First there was this 76-second video on why you shouldn't share a pizza with Mr. Steinbeck, who spent a disproportionate number of pages in "Travels With Charley" on New England and the Midwest.

Then there was this riff by Reid on why Steinbeck should have stopped in Oklahoma to reprise his "Grapes of Wrath" stuff. 

Then, on Sept. 23, while I was in Sag Harbor beginning my retracing of Steinbeck's "Charley" trip after a night sleeping on the townpier, Reid struck again.

He did this preview of some of the real and imaginary Steinbeck stops from "Charley" that I will be visiting in the next few weeks. He even drew the map.



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