Xin chào. Namaste. Salaam. You’ve found a portal to my solipsism!

My name is Peter Jon Lindberg. I leave town for a living. Ostensibly I live in Brooklyn, New York; most other times you might find me in Tehran, London, New Orleans, Bahia, Luang Prabang, Reykjavik, Sydney, Delhi, Copenhagen, coastal Maine, Gimmelwald, Asbury Park, Bodrum, or quite possibly Saigon.

I may also be training with Russian cosmonauts, kicking it with the Singapore Girls, eating my way across Los Angeles or Vietnam, taking a mad dash across Europe, breaking the law by drinking milk, foraging for mushrooms, shucking oysters, going Vegas with Tom Colicchio, rattling off about background music, pondering Google StreetView, LL Cool J, and the future of travel, or putting a luxury hotel through the proverbial ringer. You might also try the Twitter.

(I will now switch to the third person.)

Peter’s writing for Travel + Leisure was nominated for a National Magazine Award by the American Society of Magazine Editors in 2010, and included in The Best American Travel Writing and The Best American Magazine Writing. He was named a “Travel Journalist of the Year” by the Society of American Travel Writers and was a finalist for a James Beard Award for his food writing.

Peter is a graduate of Harvard University, where he was Managing Editor of the Let’s Go travel guide series. Besides his regular features in Travel + Leisure, where he serves as the magazine’s Editor-at-Large, his work has been featured in New York, Food & Wine, Men’s Journal, Details, and the New York Times.

  1. BulletWhy Hong Kong (for all the naysaying) just keeps getting better.

  2. BulletHonored & delighted to be included in Best American Travel Writing ’13.

  3. BulletIs the era of the travel guidebook finally over? Not really.

  4. BulletZambia: the ultimate walking & canoeing safari.

  5. BulletOn high hopes, disappointment, and Cape Town in the rain.

  6. BulletLondon, the capital of breakfast  biryani  soft cooked eggs  tapas  pea shoots  duck hearts FOOD.


*NOTE: This is not the website of renowned fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh, in whose name I frequently receive party invitations, internship applications, and flattering solicitations from misguided models. If you truly wish to have your portfolio taken by me, I’m happy to do so, but I fear you’d be disappointed.

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From the Archive
  1. BulletOn the beach in Maine.

  2. BulletThe fundamental problem with music in public spaces.

  3. BulletSix months at Saigon’s craziest hotel: a love story.

  4. BulletConfession: I am a professional travel writer who’s hopeless at foreign languages.

  5. BulletAlso? Seems I completely suck at packing a suitcase.