Joe Cummings

On the Right Track

The Eastern & Oriental Express is the most lavish and well-appointed train anywhere in Southeast Asia, traveling between Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand....
Joe Cummings

Joe Cummings

After earning an MA in Southeast Asian Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, Joe Cummings became one of Lonely Planet's first guidebook authors, creating the seminal Lonely Planet’s Thailand guide, followed by titles on Bangkok, Thailand’s Islands & Beaches, Northern Thailand and Laos. In a review of Lonely Planet Thailand, the American Geographical Society wrote “One of those rare travel guides written with such care and insight it deserves listing as literature.” Joe has served as deputy editor for the Bangkok Post's TheMagazine, and is now editor-at-large for Talisman Media Group, which produces Bangkok 101 magazine, Bangkok Art Map (BAM), and other publications. He has contributed to over 50 reference books on destinations in Asia and North America, including Buddhist Stupas in Asia; World Food Thailand; Buddhist Temples of Thailand; Burmese Art, Design & Architecture; Muay Thai; Chiang Mai Style. Lanna Renaissance and Sacred Tattoos of Thailand.