Carolyn is a freelance writer and editor based in Melbourne, Australia. She is passionate about travel, languages and food and has been writing guidebooks to various corners of the world for 12 years. Her work has also featured in a number of newspapers, magazines and websites.
A year spent living in Denmark as a teenager inadvertently set Carolyn on her career path: the year was 1989, when the Berlin Wall was breached and the Iron Curtain fell. Carolyn’s travels that year ignited a strong interest in 20th-century history, particularly that of Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union.
Carolyn went on to study Russian, German, and European history and politics in Melbourne before a two-year stint in London juggling various jobs (writing articles for a travel magazine start-up, proofreading documents for an international management consultancy, serving Princess Diana while working in retail…).
Upon her return to Australia from London (via the US, where she worked for six months), Carolyn began as an editor with Lonely Planet. In 2001 she started freelance work, and in her 12-year travel-writing career she has authored more than 40 Lonely Planet guidebooks.
Titles Carolyn has contributed to include:
Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania
Tasmania and Australia
Greece and Greek Islands
Malta & Gozo
Carolyn as also contributed to a number of Lonely Planet pictorials, including The Food Lover’s Guide to the World, 1000 Ultimate Sights and 1000 Ultimate Adventures.
See more at carolynbain.com.au
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