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Podcast Episode 7 with Don George

For our holiday podcast Jeff speaks with beloved travel writer and editor Don George.

George is the author of How to Be a Travel Writer and The Way of Wanderlust: The Best Travel Writing of Don George, and Editor-at-Large for National Geographic Traveler.

We also tune in to some Senegalese harp music, and quiz you on the Sumo diet.

Have a listen!

Resources for the books, organizations & music in Episode 7:

Jeff Greenwald’s Nepal escalator story is abridged from Shopping for Buddhas:

Himalayan Writers Workshop, with Lavinia Spalding & Jeff Greenwald, Feb-March 2018:

Interview: Travel writer and editor Don George

Traveling Ethically on a Budget:

For more ET News with Natalie Lefevre, visit:


Opening story (Nepal): Teej by Sur Sudha, from the album Festivals of Nepal

Podcast Theme Music: Energizer by Stephen Kent, from the album Family Tree

Closing track: Love by Senegalese kora master Youssoupha Sidibe, from his 2007
album, Sacred Sound

Additional music by Jef Stott

Geo Quiz-zine #5:

Q – Sri Lanka’s biggest spice export is made from the inner bark of a tree that
originated in central Sri Lanka. What is the local name for this spice?
A – Still up for grabs!! Email your answers to

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