Want more info on where Andrew’s going? Click through to read the Editor’s Note and watch a video of Keith talking about the project.
November/December 2010 Issue of National Geographic Traveler
was an epic, 14-country, six-week bus trip from D.C. and down the
length of South America that ended with a sea voyage to Antarctica (his
blog posts reside on our Intelligent Travel blog and his article appeared in the September issue). En route, he gained thousands of Twitter followers, inspired classrooms to track him, and took pictures and video of a rare black penguin
that went viral on the Web. We’ve decided to put him back on the road
to become the magazine’s first digital nomad, a sort of 21st-century
equivalent of such National Geographic adventurers as Hiram Bingham (who discovered Peru’s Machu Picchu one hundred years ago next year).
would be the last to compare himself to the storied explorer, but we’re
confident that he’ll still uncover plenty of surprises. He’ll tweet,
blog, and upload photos and video to our website five times a week. The
images will serve as clues–we want to test your travel IQ to see if
you can figure out where he is.
odyssey begins in early December, and he’ll be on the road for two
months. He’ll come home to recharge and do his laundry, then we’ll send
him back out again. The hope is to make what we’re calling “Where’s
Andrew?” a regular interactive feature of Traveler’s various media outlets.
is a new kind of adventure,” Evans says. “I want to capture a sense of
- Nat Geo Expeditions
remoteness and send it back home. It’s about traveling in real time
with the online community in my backpack, connecting travelers
everywhere to my footsteps.” So look for him on Twitter
(@wheresandrew), our website, and the Intelligent Travel blog. You’ll
probably quickly figure out what part of the world he’s in; from there,
though, it will be one long mystery ride. “It’s a challenging place to
travel in,” hints Evans. “I’ll face a lot of hurdles, especially
technical.” –Keith Bellows, Editor