About me

Donna Wheeler is the author of several Lonely Planet guidebooks, is a reporter for My Art Guides and the author of the upcoming Paris Precincts title for Hardie Grant. She has published on contemporary art, architecture and design, food, wine and history in a variety of publications. Travel writing follows various careers, including commissioning editor, art director, digital producer and content strategist.

Born and bred in Sydney, Australia, Donna fell in love with Melbourne’s moody bluestone streets as a teenage art student. She has been based there for over two decades, along with residential stints in Turin, Paris, Bordeaux, New York, London and rural Ireland. Donna travels widely, and deeply, in Europe, North Africa, the US and Asia and has a network of contacts in key destinations in each of these regions. She loves cities, mountains and the sea.

Donna is a conceptual thinker and highly visually literate, with a skill set that ranges across traditional book, magazine and trade publishing, information management, digital strategy and content curation, film & TV and art direction. A true multidisciplinary creative, she relishes the chance to tell compelling, thoughtful stories in whatever medium, platform or genre.

For a detailed CV, more examples of work, or to talk about what you might create together, please get in touch.


Unless otherwise specified, all images copyright © Donna Wheeler; copyright for guides and articles belongs to various publishers and reuse or reposting is subject to individual agreement.