GeoEx Events

In-Conversation Events

One of our favorite pastimes is inviting our best-loved storytellers to share their adventures with us. Whether they are icons of the literary world or experts in their own field, we relish hearing their experiences and appreciate the way they propel us towards our own travel imaginings.

The Way of Wanderlust with Don George

Thank you for recently joining us for an evening with legendary writer and world traveler Don George as we celebrated the publication of his new book, The Way of Wanderlust—the first collection of his own articles and tales from his 38-year career as a travel writer. We traveled with Don around the world as he recalled stories spanning four decades of adventures, from exploring the jungle temples of Cambodia and experiencing a life-changing epiphany in France to falling in love in Japan. 

We hope you enjoyed the conversation and came away feeling reflective and inspired. With your help, we supported and raised awareness for the non-profit Room to Read, which focuses on literacy and gender equality in education across Asia and Africa. 

For those who were unable to attend or who wish to relive the evening, please check back here shortly for a video of the talk. 

Don is Editor in Chief of Wanderlust, GeoEx’s blog, and Editor at Large for National Geographic Traveler. He has authored The Way of Wanderlust: The Best Travel Writing of Don George and Lonely Planet’s acclaimed Guide to Travel Writing.

Pico Iyer on Falling in Love with Asia

Thank you for joining us on February 12 to hear acclaimed travel writer Pico Iyer in conversation with our own Wanderlust editor-in-chief and award-winning author, Don George. Pico and Don discussed how both of their lives have become intricately connected with Asia. They shared the wonders and lessons they have discovered during their travels there, as well as around the world. With your help, we supported and raised awareness for the American Himalayan Foundation

In case you couldn't attend, we've posted the video of the eloquent and thought-provoking conversation below. Please enjoy!

Pico Iyer is the author of numerous acclaimed travel books, including Video Night in Kathmandu, The Lady and the Monk, Tropical Classical, The Global Soul, and Falling Off the Map, as well as two novels and a portrait of the Dalai Lama. His latest book is The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere.

Isabel Allende in Conversation with Don George

Thank you for joining us on September 24, 2014 to hear acclaimed novelist Isabel Allende in conversation with our own Wanderlust editor-in-chief and award-winning author, Don George. We hope you enjoyed this event that benefited The Isabel Allende Foundation.

For those of you who couldn't make it or who would like to relive the delightful and illuminating evening, you can view the full conversation below. 

Stay Connected

To enjoy further literary travel musings, please look to GeoEx's blog, Wanderlust. And for more travel ideas, inspirations, tips, reports, and discussions, be sure to watch the videos on our YouTube channel and to follow us on Facebook.