David Stanley of Nanaimo is a veteran world traveler who has visited more than 195 countries and territories. Each year he tries to get to a few of the countries still on his to-do list. Stanley prefers to travel incognito and rough, using public transportation whenever possible, and staying at inexpensive hotels of the kind he recommends in his guidebooks. Travel has been a central part of his life since he left university in 1973, and he is now enjoying his semi-retirement on Vancouver Island.

Date Of Birth: September 11, 1944
Place Of Birth: Toronto, Ontario
Arrival in BC: 2003


Travel Publishing News Awards, Guidebook of the Year, April 22, 1990, for Tahiti-Polynesia Handbook (Moon Tahiti)


Moon Fiji (Avalon Travel Publishing, 1985, 1990, 1993, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2007)
Moon Tahiti (Avalon Travel Publishing, 1989, 1992, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2007)
Moon Handbooks South Pacific (Avalon Travel Publishing, 1979, 1982, 1985, 1989, 1993, 1996, 2000, 2004)
Lonely Planet Canada's Maritime Provinces (Lonely Planet Publications, 2002)
Lonely Planet Cuba (Lonely Planet Publications, 1997, 2000)
Tonga-Samoa Handbook (Avalon Travel Publishing, 1999)
Eastern Europe on a Shoestring (Lonely Planet Publications, 1989, 1991, 1995)
Moon Handbooks Micronesia (Avalon Travel Publishing, 1985, 1989, 1992)
Alaska-Yukon Handbook (Avalon Travel Publishing, 1983)

[BCBW 2008] "Travel" "Cuba"