Online Trip Coach

Our travel experts answer your questions every Tuesday in a live chat. Here are past transcripts.

Trip Coach: January 13, 2009
Wendy Yanagihara, author of Lonely Planet Costa Rica, answered your questions on Costa Rica.

Trip Coach: January 6, 2009
Sean O'Neill, senior editor at, answered your questions on Washington, D.C.

Trip Coach: December 16, 2008
Adam Karlin, the author of Lonely Planet Miami & the Keys and co-author of Lonely Planet Florida, answered your questions about Florida vacations.

Trip Coach: December 9, 2008
Jeanne Oliver, the author of Lonely Planet Croatia and editor at, answered your questions.

Trip Coach: December 2, 2008
Alex Robinson, who's written extensively on Portugal and Lisbon for DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, answered your questions.

Trip Coach: November 25, 2008
Sheila Beal, editor of, answered your questions on Hawaii.

Trip Coach: November 18, 2008
Chris Rowthorn, a Lonely Planet author and a private tour leader in Kyoto, answered your questions about Japan.

Trip Coach: November 11, 2008
Stephen Keeling, author of the first-edition Rough Guide to Puerto Rico, answered your questions about Puerto Rico.

Trip Coach: November 4, 2008
Eric Wechter, editor of the Fodor's guidebook to Boston, answered your questions about the city.

Trip Coach: October 28, 2008
Gregory Witt, author of Ultimate Adventures: A Rough Guide to Adventure Travel, answered your questions on adventure travel.

Trip Coach: October 21, 2008
Alexis Kelly, editor of the Fodor's guidebook to Tahiti and Polynesia, answered your questions about earthly paradise.

Trip Coach: October 14, 2008
Joanna Goddard, whose house-swapping experience has included stays in other people's homes in L.A., Paris, and Switzerland, answered your questions.

Trip Coach: October 7, 2008
Greg Benchwick, author of Lonely Planet: Cancùn, Cozumel & The Yucatán, answered your questions on trips to these Mexican destinations.

Trip Coach: September 30, 2008
Tracy York, general manager of Lake Austin Spa Resort, answered your questions about spa vacations, trends in treatments, and what happens behind the scenes at spas.

Trip Coach: September 23, 2008
Conner Gorry, author of Lonely Planet: Hawaii The Big Island, answered your questions about the Big Island.

Trip Coach: September 16, 2008
John Rambow, an editor and updater for Fodor's India, answered your questions about India's most famous destinations and offers advice for first-time visitors.

Trip Coach: September 9, 2008
Carolyn Spencer Brown, editor of, answered your questions about the latest in cruise ships and booking strategies.

Trip Coach: August 26, 2008
Girlfriend Getaways editors answered your travel questions.

Trip Coach: August 19, 2008
Sara Benson, author of Lonely Planet Las Vegas, answered your questions about trips to Sin City.

Trip Coach: August 12, 2008
Roadfood experts Jane and Michael Stern answered your questions about roadside dining.

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