Bridget Gleeson writer + illustrator



Looking for my writing about art? Please visit my art editorial page. And my travel blog from years of on-the-road adventures: that’s here.

Why Women in Argentina Are Speaking Up About Their Abortions

Roads & Kingdoms


Design Cities 2019: Buenos Aires


The Art of the Chivito

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown



The Mysterious Tunnels Beneath Buenos Aires

BBC Travel

How to Capture a Place with Paper & Pencil

Lonely Planet 





Global Coffee Tour

contributing author:

Philadelphia, Buenos Aires, & León, Nicaragua

Lonely Planet

How Italians Influenced a South American Dialect

BBC Travel




Brazil’s Land of Happiness

Lonely Planet



Secret Marvels of the World

contributing author: Chile & Argentina

Lonely Planet


Buenos Aires: Painted City

cover story, Morning Calm, in-flight magazine of Korean Air

(click to read full article)












Lonely Planet: Culture Trails

contributing author: Bahia, Brazil

Lonely Planet



Last-minute Memorial Day: Five Ways to Get Away

Lonely Planet


In Vibrant Gouache and Gold Leaf Paintings, a Jewish Indian Artist Explores Cultural Identity



In an Ambitious Exhibition in Copenhagen, a Danish Artist Tackles the European Refugee Crisis




Feature for Paste Magazine: In Buenos Aires, Architecture as Stage and Inspiration


Al Ver Veras for Paste



Lonely Planet’s Spain (11th edition) & Discover Spain (5th edition)

contributing author: Basque Country & La Rioja

Lonely Planet

lp-spain lp-discover-spain

Channeling the Trauma and Thrill of Immigration, a Brazilian-Italian Artist Peers into the Void



Lonely Planet’s Nicaragua (4th edition)

contributing author

Lonely Planet

LP Nicaragua



In “The Final Years,” the Last Works of a Celebrated Japanese Painter and Set Designer





Lonely Planet’s Grand Canyon National Park

co-author, Fourth Edition

Lonely Planet

GCNP4GCNP 4 watercolor



Lonely Planet’s Wine Trails — First Edition

Mendoza (Argentina) & Colchagua (Chile) sections

Lonely Planet

Wine Trails cover


Travel diaries: On the road in Brazil

Lonely Planet, August 2015

Road-tripping in Grand Canyon National Park

Lonely Planet

Road-tripping in GCNP

Jaw-Dropping Modern Homes in Rio de Janeiro

Modern design in Rio


How Gjon Mili Pioneered Stop-Motion Photography




50 Reasons to Love the World (contribution #42)

BBC Travel




Films to Fuel Your Wanderlust in 2015

Lonely Planet

Films to fuel your wanderlust


LAN Airlines Infographic: A Beginners Guide to Buenos Aires

LAN Airlines /

LAN Infographic

Saint-Exupéry: follow the slipstream of the original jetsetter

Lonely Planet /



Where to see ‘The Goldfinch’ – and other paintings famous from books and films

Lonely Planet /

Where to see the Goldfinch



Sleeping Inside a Landmark: Historic Hotels Open Their Doors

Lonely Planet /

Sleep inside a landmark


Jetsetter hotel review: Sofitel Montevideo Carrasco

Sofitel Carrasco


Jetsetter hotel review: Alvear Art Hotel, Buenos Aires

Alvear Art Hotel


Brazil’s African Heart

Feature for Korean Air’s in-flight magazine, Morning Calm

Brazil's African Heart


The AFAR Guide to Buenos Aires

Curated + photographed for, January 2014

AFAR guide to Buenos Aires


Chef’s Table: Dining Behind Closed Doors in Buenos Aires

Tablet Hotels, The Magazine: January 2014

Chef's Table Buenos Aires


Lonely Planet’s Brazil 9 / published Nov 2013

Bahia, Sergipe & Alagoas chapters

LP Brazi 9

Big In… Buenos Aires: Updating the Buenos Aires Beat

BBC Culture /, August 2013

BBC Culture: Big In Buenos Aires



Photo report: Buenos Aires’ past, told through street art, May 2013

Buenos Aires Street Art



America Uncovered : Top budget hotels and B&Bs in Miami

The Guardian travel section, print & online, April 2013

Guardian Travel: Miami



Exploring Argentina and Chile by Bus, April 2013

Exploring Argentina & Chile by Bus


The Pope’s Buenos Aires, Passport Blog, March 2013

The Pope's Buenos Aires








Reviving Chile’s Andean Heritage, November 2012







Santiago stopover:

An interview with Eoghan Macguire for CNN’s Business Traveller, October 2012






Exploring LA’s Neon Past, August 2012



One-of-a-kind Wildlife-Watching in the Galapagos, August 2012




Viva Las Vegas (On a Low-Roller’s Budget) & The Huffington Post, May 2012

Jetsetter hotel review: Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, April 2012

Jetsetter: Mandarin Oriental LV



Lonely Planet’s World’s Best Street Food / published March 2012

(Argentina & Chile entries)






The Other Side of the Algarve, Jan 2012


Trash to Treasure: the Mosaics of Isaiah Zagar, Dec 2011


5 Credit Cards Every Traveler Should Consider

Budget Travel online, and, Aug 2011

Jetsetter Homes: Reviews of luxury villas in Buenos Aires, Sept 2011

Lonely Planet’s Buenos Aires Encounter III / published Sep 2011

Author & contributing photographer

Click to view Local Voices interviews from inside the book

Covert Kitchens

Budget Travel magazine, print edition, Dec 2010

Where have all the cowboys gone?

BBC Travel, Sep 2010

In Search of Malbec

Delta Sky magazine, Aug 2009

Lonely Planet’s Buenos Aires Encounter II / published Sep 2009

Author & contributing photographer

Lonely Planet’s Brazil 8 / published Dec 2010

Bahia, Sergipe & Alagoas chapters

Luxury Latin America hotel review

Los Sauces Casa Patagónica, El Calafate, Argentina

Top Ten Buenos Aires experiences

BBC Travel, Sep 2010

A Tailor-made tour of Argentina Patagonia’s Lake District

Luxury Latin America, 2010

What $50 Gets You in Buenos Aires

Delta Sky magazine, 2009

Mr & Mrs Smith hotel review

Básico, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Lonely Planet’s Discover Las Vegas

solo author & contributing photographer

Tango Mystique on the Río de la Plata

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown










The boat-shaped ravioli of the Armenian diaspora

BBC Travel




Know Before You Go: Montevideo

Roads & Kingdoms













 Little Black Book: Buenos Aires

Preferred Travel Magazine


Uruguay, Updated

Morning Calm, in-flight magazine of Korean Air

(click to read full article)


Best in Travel 2018

Lonely Planet

contributing author: Bahia, Brazil



High-altitude adventures in La Paz

Lonely Planet



Bridget Gleeson: Travel Sketches

Lonely Planet Illustrated



In Cartagena, A Chance Encounter On the Street Inspires a Powerful Portrait Series




Lonely Planet: Street Art

contributing author: Mexico City

Lonely Planet



In London, a Look Back at a Lebanese Sculptor Who Pioneered Modernism in the Middle East






Using Her Father’s Old Kodachrome Slides, Manal AlDowayan Explores Memory and Migration













Lonely Planet: The Best Things in Life Are Free

contributing author: Argentina & Chile

Lonely Planet

The Best Things

An Artist Uses Photos Found at a Flea Market to Examine Shades of European Colonialism











Lonely Planet Kids: The Cities Book (1st edition)

contributing author: South America

Lonely Planet

LP Kds


Online feature: Ten reasons to visit Basque Country

Lonely Planet




“Ulay: Come On”—Looking Back on the Dramatic Career of the Legendary Performance Artist




Online feature: How to eat like a Nicaraguan

Lonely Planet

How to eat like a Nicaraguan



Lonely Planet’s Central America on a Shoestring (9th edition)

contributing author: Nicaragua

Lonely PlanetCAM LP











Lonely Planet’s World’s Best Drinks

Pisco Sour (Peru & Chile) section

Lonely Planet


pisco sour - World's Best Drinks






Exhibition preview: Zio Ziegler in Los Angeles


Zio Ziegler



Collector profile: Alec Oxenford in Buenos Aires




From Havana to Tangier: Lives of Literary Exiles

Lonely Planet

literary exiles






Kishin Shinoyama’s “Double Fantasy” for TASCHEN

Artsy Editorial

Double Fantasy


Widescreen America: Perspectives on Nine Destinations

Lonely Planet &

Widescreen America

(Philadelphia feature: click here)


kate spade New York for AFAR Magazine: Shop the Globe

 AFAR Magazine, print & online, Nov/Dec 2014 issue

AFAR shopping guide

(Curator & contributing photographer: kate spade’s Shop the Globe)

Shop the Globe Slideshow

Best in Travel 2015 : the Atacama Desert

 Lonely Planet book & online feature

Atacama- Best in Travel 2015

Best in Travel 2015

Indigenous Festivals of the Atacama

Lonely Planet, October 2014

Indigenous festivals of the Atacama

Jetsetter hotel review: SLS Las Vegas, August 2014

SLS Las Vegas

The Heart of Historic Mexico City

‘Voices’ photo report for BBC Travel

Heart of Mexico City


Traveller’s Guide: Northeast Brazil

The Independent travel section

NE Brazil- the Independent



LAN Airlines’ Only in South America blog

Favorite posts + photos from Argentina

(see complete collection of weekly columns on the LAN Airlines’ blog)

Old Patagonian ExpressCafes for Coffee Purists

Buenos Aires from a different point of viewExploring Argentina's Great Outdoors


Hotel Review: Palacio del Inka, Cusco, Peru

Luxury Latin America, February 2014

Palacio del Inka

Hotel Review: Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel, Peru

Luxury Latin America

Sumaq Machu Picchu


Hotel Review: Hub Porteño, Buenos Aires

Luxury Latin America, October 2013

Hub Porteno

Hotel Review: Sofitel Carrasco, Montevideo, Uruguay

Luxury Latin America, September 2013

Sofitel Carrasco

Lonely Planet’s South America on a Shoestring, 12th edition 

Chile chapter

South America on a Shoestring

A Gaucho’s Refuge: the Argentinian Pulpería

Only in South America blog, – August 2013

A Gaucho's Refuge

See more from the LAN blog for August:

Vintage Cocktails in Buenos Aires: Bars Inspired by the Past

The World’s Most Important Tango Festival Kicks Off

Breweries at the Bottom of the World




America Uncovered: Hotels and B&Bs in San Francisco

The Guardian travel section, print & online, May 2013

San Francisco - Guardian Travel


Jetsetter hotel review: Deseo, Playa del Carmen, Mexico, April 2013

Jetsetter: Deseo


Fare Play: An Asian Chef in Argentina

Wine Enthusiast magazine, print edition, March 2013

Fare Play


Ultimate Tips for Peak Season Travel, Nov 22, 2012


Lonely Planet’s Chile & Easter Island 9 / published Oct 2012

Santiago & Middle Chile chapters


Lonely Planet’s Discover California

Contributing author – San Diego, Orange County & Disneyland



Lonely Planet’s Pocket Prague

solo author 













Jetsetter hotel review: Nuss Buenos Aires Soho, September 2012

Jetsetter - Nuss Buenos Aires Soho


Robertson Wine Tours, Mendoza, Argentina / July 2012

















A collision of cultures and cuisine in Philadelphia, Dec 2011



The secret world of Disneyland, Oct 2011



Buenos Aires Resident: Javier Gover

Afar magazine, Sep / Oct 2011

click here to view four-page spread (print version)

click here for online excerpt


Jetsetter hotel review: Melia Recoleta Plaza Hotel, Buenos Aires, August 2011

Jetsetter - Melia Recoleta Plaza Hotel



Lonely Planet’s Buenos Aires City Guide 6 / published July 2011

Contributing author: Eating, Drinking & Nightlife

Wrangle a Room

Afar magazine, Dec 2010 / Jan 2011

Anyone for tango?, Sep 2010

Junior Jet-setters

Continental magazine, March 2010

Time Out’s Buenos Aires for Visitors magazine

Editor, 2008

Lonely Planet’s Argentina 7 / published Aug 2010

Patagonia, Chilean Patagonia & Tierra del Fuego chapters

Lonely Planet’s New York, New Jersey & Pennsylvania

published Jan 2011

Pennsylvania & Philadelphia chapters

Tablet Hotels: 50+ hotel reviews

Mr & Mrs Smith hotel review

Deseo, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Luxury Latin America hotel review

La Becasina, Tigre, Argentina

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2011 / published Oct 2010

Chilean Patagonia section

An Epicurean Symphony of Wine and Food in Mendoza

Luxury Latin America, 2010



Up, Up, and Away

Continental magazine, Jan 2010