Lonely Planet travel guide author Thomas Kohnstamm admits to plagiarizing parts of travel guides for Lonely Planet, not actually going to the places reported in his books, and by taking money and perks from the travel industry.
Kohnstamm never even went to Colombia instead, “I wrote the book in San Francisco. I got the information from a chick I was dating - an intern in the Colombian Consulate.” It doesn’t surprise me much that a guy who is lying to thousands of people by faking his travel guides would also use some “chick” to flesh out details of his work.
The best part? Kohnstamm has written a book about his deceit so he gets to win twice.