Robert’s updated more than two dozen Lonely Planet guidebooks, including New York City, Central America, Myanmar (Burma), Eastern Europe, Romania & Moldova, Russia, Trans-Siberian Railway and Colombia.

Other recent writings include:

Traveling through Moldova’s ‘Twitter Revolution,’ Gadling.com (April 2009)

‘Extravagance at Russia’s Edge,’ New York Times (August 2008)

Vietnam Insider
‘Insider’s Guide to Vietnam,’ Nine MSN (June 2008)

Myanmar, Cyclone Nargis:
‘Locals Picking Up Relief in Myanmar,’ Lonely Planet blog (May 2008)

Thomas Kohnstamm book review:
‘The Worst Guidebook Author Ever?,’ World Hum (April 2008)

Naypyidaw, Burma
‘A Capital Built for Kings & SUVs,’ Perceptive Travel (March/April 2008)

Oklahoma City
‘Everything’s Up to Date in Oklahoma City,’ Chicago Tribune (and other papers) (November 2007)

Loser of the Week
College Football’s Weekly Loser, Bleacher Bloggers (September to November 2007)

‘Touchdown Travel,’ Lonely Planet (September 2007)

Sofia, Bulgaria
‘Partying Amid Cold-War Ruins,’ New York Times (July 2007)

San Cristobal de Las Casas, Mexico
‘Tradition and Tranquility in a Hilltown of Chiapas,’ Houston Chronicle (and other papers) (May 2007)

Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
‘Light shows, Folk Songs in Bulgaria’s City of the Czars,’ Houston Chronicle (and other papers) (February 2007)

Bogota, Colombia:
‘From Church Tours to Games with Gunpowder, Bogota Keeps You Busy,’ Houston Chronicle (and other papers) (February 2007)

Bulgarian Hitchhiking:
‘Bulgarian Hitchhikers: Have Car, Find Company,’ Lonely Planet (January 2007)

Russia’s BAM Railroad:
‘Searching the BAM for Russia’s Lost Moustache,’ Perceptive Travel (January/February 2007)

Ngapali Beach, Myanmar:
‘Burma,’ San Francisco Chronicle (January 2005)