Megan Eaves
Megan Eaves
Megan Eaves is a travel author, editor and dark-sky advocate. She formerly served as Lonely Planet's North and Central Asia editor and she has written guidebooks to China, Central Asia, South Korea and Tibet. She also often writes about stargazing and the night sky, hiking, walking and beer.

A growing travel trend across Africa, citizen-science safaris see guests take part in a range of conservation activities, with funds supporting efforts such as conserving endangered species.

Unable to visit China at the moment, a tour of London’s Chinese restaurants, bars, areas and cultural icons is enough to satisfy confessed Sinophile, Megan Eaves.

International speed-dating event for tourism promoters, travel writers and bloggers has heavy focus on Europe, but Asia gets a look-in. Maybe it’s still too early, the event’s organiser says, but he’s hopeful for 2023.

Anji in Zhejiang province, in whose bamboo groves Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was filmed, was the small town that led Megan Eaves to fall in love with China when she taught English there in 2006, she recalls.

There’s a lot to see in Kazakhstan, rich in history, culture and incredible landscapes, and its people are welcoming – in other words, nothing like the fictional Borat’s unflattering portrayal of the country.

When Lonely Planet’s China editor Megan Eaves received an email inviting her to become mayor of a village in China, she thought it was a scam. After accepting the position she realised the power that tourism can have as a force for good.