Andrew Howley

of National Geographic Society

Andrew Howley is a member of the National Geographic Mission Programs team, working to share the stories of NG explorers and grantees online. For more than four years he produced the Home Page of, and helped manage the Society's Facebook page during its breakout year of 2010. He received a BA in Anthropology with a focus on Archaeology from the College of William & Mary in Virginia. His personal interests include painting, running, and reading about history.

With its blend of Italian, Austro-Hungarian, and Slovenian influences, Trieste is a treasure borne from water–a real-life Atlantis that has something to offer the artist, historian, and nature-lover alike. Here are some of the highlights of this delightful cultural crossroads.