Amelia Thomas

Amelia Thomas is a British journalist, currently based in Palestine and Israel. She has written for the Christian Science Monitor, Middle East Times, Egypt Today, The Washington Times, BBC History, and the UK Observer. Thomas also writes for CNN Traveller, Lonely Planet, and Wanderlust. She recently presented and episode of "Road Less Travelled", on Israel and the West Bank, for the National Geographic Channel (Watch the trailer here).  A mother of four young children who often come with her on assignment, Thomas is co-author of Travel With Children, among many other Lonely Planet books.


Thomas’s first book, The Zoo on the Road to Nablus was published in 2008, and she is now working on a novel based on the true story of John Healy and Charles Bigelow, founders of the Kickapoo Indian Medicine Company.


Listen to Amelia Thomas discuss The Zoo on the Road to Nablus on the NPR program Talk of The Nation.


Published work

Books by Amelia Thomas: The Zoo On The Road to Nablus: A Story of Survival on the West Bank (Public Affairs, April 2008)


Travel guides and other Lonely Planet books with Amelia Thomas: 132 Seize the Days (Lonely Planet); City Walks: Amsterdam: 50 Adventures on Foot (Chronicle Books); Syria & Lebanon Travel Guide (Lonely Planet); Rajasthan, Delhi & Agra Travel Guide (Loney Planet); Middle East Travel Guide (Lonely Planet); Travel With Children (Lonely Planet); Goa & Mumbai Travel Guide (Lonely Planet); India Travel Guide (Lonely Planet); Goa Beaches Encounter (Lonely Planet); South India Travel Guide (Lonely Planet); Flightless: Incredible Journeys Without Leaving the Ground (Lonely Planet); Israel & Palestinian Territories Travel Guide (Lonely Planet); 1000 Ultimate Experiences (Lonely Planet); Best Travel in 2010 (Lonely Planet); Bluelist 2009 (Lonely Planet); The Asia Book (Lonely Planet)