Atlanta native Kevin Raub started his career as a music journalist in New York, working for Men's Journal and Rolling Stone magazines. He ditched the rock 'n' roll lifestyle for travel writing and has written over 40 Lonely Planet guides, focused mainly on Brazil, Chile, Colombia, USA, India, the Caribbean and Portugal. Raub also contributes to a variety of travel magazines in both the USA and UK. Along the way, the self-confessed hophead is in constant search of wildly high IBUs in local beers. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram (@RaubOnTheRoad).
Raub spent seven years on Brazilian soil, canvassing the South American Giant one caipirinha at a time on his way to getting to know 22 Brazilian states. A well-known Brazil expert, he also handled all of Lonely Planet's on-the-ground social media coverage during the FIFA 2014 World Cup.
Raub has contributed to a variety of publications including Travel+Leisure, Condé Nast Traveller and New York Times T Magazine, among others. Raub continues pounding the world’s pavements with one goal in mind: Membership in the Traveler’s Century Club before the age of 50. His country count currently stands at 79.
Food, culture, spas, hotels, nightlife in Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Peru, India, Portugal etc.
Anywhere that ends in -land, except maybe Switzerland.