Janelle Nanos

I was a kid when I first came here, out where the highways narrow to two-lane roads, where the houses grew larger, then small again, all the way out to “the End,” as the locals call it. Montauk. My extended family gathered to camp each summer at Hither Hills, an oceanfront state park where I learned how to ride a bike, fell in love with stargazing, and, most nights, collapsed into my sleeping bag after hours of wave jumping. It was high time to go back.

All good things must come to an end, and today Andrew Evans heads home from Australia. We’ve had a great time following him as he spent the last two months exploring the country, and we thank all of you for your hard work coming up with the answers to his clues. For today’s final clue,…

On my recent visit to San Francisco, I visited the gorgeous new contemporary photography museum at Pier 24. Described on its website as “a place to view and think about photography,” the museum is contemplative and quiet by design, allowing 20 visitors in at a time by appointment only. This, coupled with the fact that…

Where’s Andrew? Photo Clue #42

We here in Washington spent last evening wishing we were sunning ourselves on the beach with Andrew Evans, instead of digging ourselves out of the snowstorm that hit the East Coast. Luckily, we get to live vicariously through Andrew for a few more days. Make your best guess on today’s clue over at our Clues…

Where’s Andrew? Photo Clue #41

Happy Australia Day! Andrew Evans spent the day talking with the locals before he snapped a picture of today’s clue. Make your best guess at our online Clues Gallery. January 26, 2011 On Australia’s birthday, the streets were jam packed, with people and history that go way back; I saw this cool car and though…

Where’s Andrew? Photo Clue #40

Here’s another chance test your wits against Andrew Evan’s quixotic Australia clues. Make your best guess on today’s clue at our online Clues Gallery. January 25, 2010 The river runs so low during The Dry, but during The Wet, it runs quite high. This sandstone cliff looks just like any other, but it was made…

Where’s Andrew? Photo Clue #39

Welcome to another week and another chance to figure out where our digital nomad Andrew Evans is now. Make your best guess at our online Clues Gallery. January 24, 2011 From my seat on The Ghan, all I saw was this sand, though in the rain (it’s said) this river runs red. I felt the…

Squirrels Around the World

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you probably know that our Senior Researcher and Twitter guru Marilyn Terrell (@Marilyn_Res) had a hand in making this little fellow (below) go viral about a year ago. (The backstory: Marilyn noticed the cuteness of the now famous Banff Squirrel photo and blogged about it here.…

Where’s Andrew? Photo Clue #37

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Andrew Evans is traveling around Australia and sending us a daily photo clue. Make your best guess at our online Clues Gallery. January 20, 2011 Summer in Australia and all the kids were out leaping, on a beach in a town named for a place in Great Britain. Where am I (beach and town’s common…

Where’s Andrew? Photo Clue #36

Are you ready for today’s photo clue from Andrew Evans? Make your best guess at our online Clues Gallery. Packed up in wood, art can travel, too. In the late 1800s, this statue was brand new. Where am I (location and city), and what’s the name of this sculpture and artist who created it? Follow…

Where’s Andrew? Photo Clue #34

Try your hand at today’s clue from Andrew Evans, and make your best guess in our Clues Gallery. More than 2,000 miles end to end, on a train across the continent. We stopped at night to see this hole, that even now is filled with gold. Where am I (place & town)? And on an…

Where’s Andrew? Photo Clue #32

Andrew Evans is traveling through Australia and sending us a daily photo clue. Take on the daily trivia challenge and make your best guess at our online Clues Gallery. January 13, 2011 For some who pass it’s just a rock, but others will recognize Namondjok. Long ago, when rains would come, the Warramal hid here…

[Much of the city of Port-au-Prince is still covered in rubble, as seen in this photo taken December 7, 2010.] Today marks the one-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti. More than 220,000 people died in the immediate aftermath of the quake, and an outbreak of cholera in recent months has resulted in 2,700…

Where’s Andrew? Photo Clue #31

Try your hand at the latest clue from Andrew Evans, our digital nomad who is traveling around Australia. Every weekday at 11 a.m. we’ll post a new photo clue in our online Clues Gallery. You have 24 hours to make your best guess. Follow his journey on Twitter @WheresAndrew for more hints on his whereabouts.…

Ancient Winery Found in Armenia

Those of you who love your well-aged vino take note: The world’s oldest winery was recently discovered in an Armenian cave. National Geographic News reports that a 6,100 year old wine press was found Areni, Armenia, in the same cave where were a well-preserved, 5,500-year-old leather moccasin was recently uncovered. The winemaking is believed to…

Where’s Andrew? Photo Clue #30

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Another day, another clue. Keep up with our digital nomad Andrew Evans as he works his way through Australia, and try to guess his whereabouts from his daily clues. January 11, 2011 “Everywhere to the northwards . . . were dotted ‘white-ant hills, all shapes and sizes, forming brick-red turrets among the green scrub and…

Where’s Andrew? Photo Clue #29

Welcome to another week and another chance to guess where our intrepid wanderer Andrew Evans is now. Take a look at today’s clue, then make your best guess in our Clues Gallery online. January 10, 2010 Leaving Alice, I headed north to a place where army convoys once sallied forth. Helen pulled me a cold…

Where’s Andrew? Photo Clue #27

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Today’s clue promises to be particularly tough, as it’s written partially in Pitjantjatjara, the local aboriginal language spoken where Andrew Evans is currently traveling. January 6, 2010 Ngangkali ilkaringka Ngararangi minatjara munu puyiningilta iilingku. After it dried, I went outside. I looked across the desert and saw “many heads.” Some were made of stone; others…

Where’s Andrew? Photo Clue #25

What is this mysterious tunnel? Make your best guess in on today’s photo clue from Andrew Evans… January 4, 2010 Australia has its unsung heroes, like those who dug holes untouched by zeros. Where am I and what is this? Make your best guess at our online Clues Gallery, and follow all of Andrew’s travels…

Where’s Andrew? Photo Clue #24

Welcome to a New Year and a new batch of clues from Andrew Evans, our digital nomad who is traveling through Australia and sending us daily photo clues. (Check out the Guardian’s blog post about his trip.) Now put your thinking hats on and do your best to figure out today’s clue. And click through…

While traveling in Tasmania, Andrew Evans fell for the adorable — yet dangerous — animal that is only found on the island: the Tasmanian Devil. Watch the video to learn more about the unique creature, and go to the Devils @ Cradle site to find out how you can help protect them.  [Where's Andrew]

Wednesday’s post on the comfort foods of the Republic of Georgia caused a collective hunger pang in the Twitterverse — with many of you tweeting your own favorite comfort foods from around the globe. We shared some of our favorite tweets here below. Join the conversation by following the @NatGeoTraveler and @NatGeoSociety Twitter accounts, and…

Where’s Andrew? Photo Clue #23

There’s something fishy about today’s clue from Andrew Evans… December 31, 2010 All of you out there who’ve been reading my Tweets, should already know the name of this reef; These fish had a name not so long ago, but now everybody just calls them “Nemo.” Where am I (which reef) and which species of…

Where’s Andrew? Photo Clue #22

Take a dip with Andrew Evans, who is traveling through Australia, tweeting his journey at @WheresAndrew and sending us cryptic photo clues. December 30, 2010 I sailed far away to the outer reefs and dove into the blue with one giant leap. Near the continental shelf, the diving gets better, this particular reef is spelled…

Where’s Andrew? Photo Clue #21

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G’day Where’s Andrew fans! Put your thinking caps on for this next clue from Andrew Evans, our digital nomad traveling through Australia. Can you guess where this image was taken? December 29, 2010 I sailed on a boat from Cairns to the reef, amazed by the colors alive in the deep. Flipping my fins, it…