Bridget Gleeson writer + illustrator


Looking specifically 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:

(featuring one of the most popular things I’ve ever written, “What I Instagrammed vs. What Was Actually Happening: Travel Edition.”)

Why Women in Argentina Are Speaking Up About Their Abortions


Roads & Kingdoms

The Art of the Chivito

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown

The Mysterious Tunnels Beneath Buenos Aires

BBC Travel





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


Artsy, Feb 2017


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


Paste, Dec 2016


Al Ver Veras for Paste



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


contributing author: Basque Country & La Rioja

Lonely Planet, Nov 2016

lp-spain lp-discover-spain

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


Artsy, Dec 2016


Lonely Planet’s Nicaragua (4th edition)

contributing author

Lonely Planet, Oct 2016

LP Nicaragua



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


Artsy, Sep 2016



Lonely Planet’s Grand Canyon National Park

co-author, Fourth Edition

Lonely Planet, April 2016

GCNP4GCNP 4 watercolor



Lonely Planet’s Wine Trails — First Edition

Mendoza (Argentina) & Colchagua (Chile) sections

Lonely Planet, October 2015

Wine Trails cover


Travel diaries: On the road in Brazil

Lonely Planet, August 2015


Road-tripping in Grand Canyon National Park

Lonely Planet, July 2015

Road-tripping in GCNP


Jaw-Dropping Modern Homes in Rio de Janeiro, April 2015

Modern design in Rio


How Gjon Mili Pioneered Stop-Motion Photography

Artsy, Feb 2015



50 Reasons to Love the World (contribution #42)

BBC Travel, March 2015




Films to Fuel Your Wanderlust in 2015

Lonely Planet, February 2015

Films to fuel your wanderlust


LAN Airlines Infographic: A Beginners Guide to Buenos Aires

LAN Airlines /, January 2015

LAN Infographic


Saint-Exupéry: follow the slipstream of the original jetsetter

Lonely Planet /, November 2014



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


Lonely Planet /, October 2014

Where to see the Goldfinch


Sleeping Inside a Landmark: Historic Hotels Open Their Doors

Lonely Planet /, August 2014

Sleep inside a landmark


Jetsetter hotel review: Sofitel Montevideo Carrasco, June 2014

Sofitel Carrasco


Jetsetter hotel review: Alvear Art Hotel, Buenos Aires, May 2014

Alvear Art Hotel


Brazil’s African Heart

Feature for Korean Air’s in-flight magazine, Morning Calm, April 2014

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












Lonely Planet’s Discover Las Vegas / published Dec 2012

First edition, solo author and contributing photographer

(click here for interviews with five Vegas experts)

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





Jetsetter hotel review: Rio Hermoso Hotel de Montaña, San Martin de los Andes, Argentina, June 2012

Jetsetter - Rio Hermoso Hotel de Montaña




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)



Lonely Planet’s Pocket Prague / published May 2012

Solo author












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

Tango Mystique on the Río de la Plata

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown















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, Sep 2016

LP Kds


Online feature: Ten reasons to visit Basque Country

Lonely Planet, 2016


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

Artsy, June 2016

Online feature: How to eat like a Nicaraguan

Lonely Planet, April 2016

How to eat like a Nicaraguan


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

contributing author: Nicaragua

Lonely Planet, Sep 2016



Lonely Planet’s World’s Best Drinks

Pisco Sour (Peru & Chile) section

Lonely Planet, March 2016

pisco sour - World's Best Drinks

Exhibition preview: Zio Ziegler in Los Angeles

Artsy, July 2015

Zio Ziegler

Collector profile: Alec Oxenford in Buenos Aires

Artsy, May 2015


From Havana to Tangier: Lives of Literary Exiles

Lonely Planet, June 2015

literary exiles

Eat. Stay. Love. | A Day at Algodon Mansion, Buenos Aires

Condé Nast Traveler, March 2015

Eat. Stay. Love.

Kishin Shinoyama’s “Double Fantasy” for TASCHEN

Artsy Editorial, March 2015

Double Fantasy

Widescreen America: Perspectives on Nine Destinations

Lonely Planet &, January 2015

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, published November 2014

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, April 2014

Heart of Mexico City

Traveller’s Guide: Northeast Brazil

The Independent travel section, January 2014

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, February 2014

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’sSouth America on a Shoestring, 12th edition / published Aug 2013

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

Jetsetter hotel review: Nuss Buenos Aires Soho, September 2012

Jetsetter - Nuss Buenos Aires Soho


Robertson Wine Tours, Mendoza, Argentina / July 2012







Classic Journeys’ Prague to Budapest Tour / July 2012


You Can Go Home Again – ‘Routes to Your Roots’ sidebar

Budget Travel magazine / May 2012 issue






Lonely Planet’s Discover California / published May 2012

Contributing author – San Diego, Orange County & Disneyland

(Click here for Local Knowledge interviews)











To Go or Not to Go

Budget Travel online and, Dec 2011

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

Top Airline Conspiracy Theories

AOL Travel, Feb 2010

Airline Theories


Up, Up, and Away

Continental magazine, Jan 2010

Estancias feature

Time Out Buenos Aires magazine, 2008