National Geographic’s ‘Digital Nomad’ Andrew Evans Embarks on Tanzanian Adventure


WEBWIRE – Tuesday, November 20, 2012

WASHINGTON — Andrew Evans, National Geographic Traveler magazine’s “Digital Nomad,” has embarked on an adventure to explore Tanzania. For the next four weeks, Evans will tweet, blog, vlog and “Instagram” on NationalGeographic.com’s Digital Nomad blog (http://digitalnomad.nationalgeographic.com/), his Twitter feed @WheresAndrew and his Where’s Andrew Facebook page.

“I can’t wait to explore the wild side of Tanzania, far off the beaten path, in the heart of the African wilderness,” said Evans “National Geographic’s very own history lies in the forests, plains and shores of Tanzania, and I am honored to be a part of this great legacy.”

With followers in tow, Evans plans to dive the Indian Ocean coral reefs of Zanzibar island; explore Tanzania’s largest national park, Ruaha; and visit the chimpanzees of Gombe Stream National Park, where Jane Goodall performed her groundbreaking research on primates for National Geographic. Also on the itinerary are the ancient markets of Zanzibar; a climb of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa; and a visit to Katavi, one of the least-accessible regions of Tanzania.

“Andrew continues to push the boundaries of travel and exploration with his latest trip to Tanzania,” said Keith Bellows, National Geographic Traveler magazine editor in chief. “National Geographic is approaching its 125th anniversary in January, and it’s exciting to see how far travel has come in that time. With the help of social media, people all across the world can follow Andrew from the coral reefs of Zanzibar to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.”

Evans is a veteran travel writer for National Geographic Traveler magazine and National Geographic’s Intelligent Travel blog. His most recent assignments have taken him Around the World by Private Jet with National Geographic Expeditions and to Switzerland and Norway.

These trips came on the heels of a journey through South Africa and Malawi, where he was one of the first people to report the death of Malawian President Bingu wa Mutharika. In February he visited Maya sites in Mexico. Last year he explored the best of Ontario, Canada; tweeted and blogged around Japan; and wined and dined his way through Louisiana, experiencing the best of the bayou and New Orleans. He finished the year skiing, snow-shoeing and trekking through western Canada’s ski country with renowned mountaineers, ski instructors and naturalists.

In 2010 Evans journeyed from Washington, D.C., to Antarctica — a 10,000-mile trip through 14 countries — using public transportation as far as he could go. He rode buses to Ushuaia in Argentina, the southernmost city in the world, and then boarded the National Geographic Explorer to Antarctica.

About National Geographic Traveler Magazine

National Geographic Traveler: Nobody Knows This World Better. National Geographic Traveler is the world’s most widely read travel magazine. Published eight times a year, Traveler is available by subscription, on newsstands in the United States and Canada and digitally for tablets like the iPad (on Zinio) and Nook (at BN.com). Its website (www.nationalgeographic.com/traveler) offers inspiring and authoritative digital content including trip ideas, photo galleries and blogs. It also houses travel apps, including 50 Places of a Lifetime that showcases the world’s greatest destinations handpicked by National Geographic’s family of globe-trotting contributors, and the award-winning National Parks app, filled with stunning pictures, maps and tips to explore America’s national parks.



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