Andrew Nelson served as a contributing editor and advisor to National Geographic Travel for the past two decades, including in a prior role as director of editorial projects. His feature story on Bulgaria appeared in the November 2015 issue of National Geographic Traveler magazine and garnered a gold award for the best destination travel article from North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) in 2017. Andrew is also twice winner of the prestigious Lowell Thomas Award for travel writing, and his work has been published in Vogue Italia, Salon, the New York Times and San Francisco Magazine. The latter featured Nelson's monthly history column for more than six years. Nelson feels passionately about instilling people with an appreciation of travel, culture and place. A resident of Washington, DC, he has taught for the College of Charleston and served as visiting professor at Loyola University New Orleans, teaching social media, journalism and travel writing. As a co-founder of the 1990s award-winning computer gaming company, CyberFlix, he built the first digitally navigable model of the Titanic for the game Titanic: Adventure Out of Time. He has also served as a senior producer for Britannica.com in San Francisco and Chicago. Andrew's most satisfying accomplishment, however, was restoring an old adobe by hand in the Big Bend near Marfa, Texas. A graduate of Syracuse University, he received a masters from the University of Missouri's School of Journalism.