Tony Wheeler, the founder of Lonely Planet, has said, "If I had to nominate one region of the world as my number one favorite for traveling, there would be no second thoughts–South-East Asia." because there's more variety here than anywhere else, from food to religion to culture. In his Lonely Planet book South-East Asia on a Shoestring, published in 1975, he dives into where to visit (and what to skip), how to get around, places to stay, and everything else you could possibly need to plan a trip to South-East Asia. Our copy has handwritten notes from a traveler on the front cover, though the handwriting is tough to decipher. We think that's sort of cool, though–it only adds to the adventure.