Janelle Nanos

Where’s Andrew? Photo Clue #20

Ready for today’s clue from Andrew Evans — our digital nomad roaming through Australia? December 28, 2010 I walked through the treetops to arrive at this site, where the river tumbles and water bends light. I discovered in fact that these colors were a great and ancient ancestor. Where am I (natural site, nearest town,…

Where’s Andrew? Photo Clue #19

Happy Holidays and congrats to Adeej, who correctly answered Friday’s clue and now has a Tasmanian devil adopted in his name. And now, on to the next clue! Monday, December 27th, 2010 Tropical rain cancelled my train; wanting sunlight, I boarded a flight. Where am I (city and airport)? What flight was I on, and…

Where’s Andrew? Photo Clue #18

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It’s time for today’s special Christmas Eve clue! The first person who correctly guesses the complete answer over at our Where’s Andrew Clues Gallery will have Ozzie, a baby Tasmanian devil, adopted in their name (details here). December 24, 2010 The night before Christmas and instead of a mouse, I saw this huge cow that’s…

Where’s Andrew? Photo Clue #17

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Ready for today’s Where’s Andrew clue? Make your best guess at our Clues Gallery. December 23, 2010 A breathtaking land, even in the rain. Like something you’d see in a picture frame. Formed long ago from a giant explosion; aboriginal tales say that they’re children. Where am I (mountain range and state) and what is…

Don George on Greg Mortenson

Last month, our Trip Lit book columnist Don George spoke with Greg Mortenson, the best-selling author of Three Cups of Tea and Stones Into Schools, here at our National Geographic headquarters. It was a sold out event (with overflow attendees crowding into our cafeteria to watch a live feed of the talk) and one of…

Where’s Andrew? Photo Clue #16

Ready for today’s clue from Andrew Evans? Join his followers and make your best guess at the clues gallery at the Where’s Andrew hub page. December 22, 2010 Like two ships passing in the day–twin sisters some might say–the other sailing the opposite way–but only one of us headed towards the bay. Where am I…

Where’s Andrew? Photo Clue #15

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Ready for the next clue from Andrew’s Australian Walkabout?  December 21, 2010 This five-lettered village began as a farm, though today’s farmers might sooner raise an alarm. Security around here is extra tight: The police even patrol the flowers at night. Where am I (which village), what type of flower is this and which Greek…

Archaeology Magazine has just released their list of the top ten discoveries in 2010. Among the findings was a room under the El Diablo pyramid in Maya city of El Zotz in Guatemala. The room had been partially damaged by looters, but researchers dug deeper and discovered a “bizarre cache” of severed fingers and other…

Where’s Andrew? Photo Clue #12

Are you ready for today’s clue from Andrew Evans? Play hide and seek along with him as he travels through Australia. Make your best guess on our gallery of clues, and find out the answer to yesterday’s riddle. December 16, 2010 Last night I stayed in this famous estate, built way back in 1838. Owned…

Where’s Andrew? Photo Clue #11

Put your thinking caps on and guess where today’s photo clue was taken. Submit your best guess at the clues gallery at the Where’s Andrew? hub page and find out the answer to yesterday’s clue.  Wednesday, December 15, 2010 Elusive and shy during most of the day, to see one wild is rare, they say.…

Where’s Andrew? Photo Clue #10

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Are you ready for Andrew’s next clue? Make your best guess and find the answer to yesterday’s clue at the Where’s Andrew? clues gallery. Tuesday, November 14, 2010 While an American queen holds court just outside, a more local majesty glues lashes to his eyes. It’s the one place in Oz that everyone should know,…

Earlier this month, I had the privilege of speaking about travel writing to the students at the S.I. Newhouse School of Journalism at Syracuse University. I found them to be bright and inquisitive; they asked great questions and made me excited about the future of journalism. But being a travel writer meant that I couldn’t…

Where’s Andrew? Photo Clue #9

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Welcome back from the weekend. Are you ready for Andrew’s next clue? Make your best guess and find the answer to Friday’s clue on our Where’s Andrew? clues gallery. Monday, December 13, 2010 I hopped on a plane and headed due east. On the very next day, I met this fierce beast. His knife-sharp teeth…

A free webinar on December 15 introduces the summer 2011 National Geographic Student Expeditions. If you’re a young adventurer or have family member who’s looking for a fantastic summer opportunity, join National Geographic Expeditions for a free webinar Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 7 p.m. ET to learn about our new summer 2011 National Geographic…

Where’s Andrew? Photo Clue #7

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And now for today’s photo clue from Andrew Evans, who is traveling around Australia. Thursday, December 9 Is it a sport or is it an art? Nobody know how to tell them apart. You ride the waves until you wipe out, unless your board is special somehow. Where am I? And more importantly, whose board…

Where’s Andrew? Clue #5

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And now, the latest clue from Andrew Evans, who is wandering around Australia: December 7, 2010 All that glitters is gold, unless it’s just dirt. What you need to know is on this guy’s shirt. To see the full-sized picture, and to make a guess, visit the clues gallery on our Where’s Andrew hub. There…

My Perfect Day: In Beijing

During my recent trip to China, I had the chance to catch up with Iain Shaw, a well-connected Scotsman who’s been living in the country for six years and acts as the deputy editor at The Beijinger, and runs the travel and nightlife sections at the excellent and informative local city guide. I asked him to share his perfect…

Video: Where’s Andrew? Leaving D.C.

Yesterday, our intrepid global nomad Andrew Evans set off for his next journey. He’s been flying in the hours since, but here’s a quick glimpse at his departure. Check out www.nationalgeographic.com/wheresandrew for clues about where he’s headed — the first clue is revealed tomorrow at 10 a.m. [Where's Andrew?]

Where’s Andrew? He’s On His Way

There was cake, there were hugs, and then we waved as our contributing editor Andrew Evans left for his next big journey. One big change: He took a taxi to the airport this time. Click through for more pics from his departure after the jump.

Your Top 10 World Heritage Sites

We asked, you answered. A few weeks ago, we had an overwhelming response when we asked our readers, Facebook fans, and Twitter followers to nominate their favorite World Heritage sites for our new online travel guides. Well the guides have been launched today, and include the top ten picks from our readers. And the winners…

Slide Down the Great Wall

The Great Wall of China is mythic. When people talk about it they almost always–erroneously–note that you can see it from space (NASA’s take on the subject: You can’t see it with the naked eye, but you can detect it in certain radar images if you really know where to look). Or they say how…

I’m just back from a trip to Guilin and Beijing, China, which I’ll be blogging about over the next few weeks. But one of the highlights and things I was most looking forward to was visiting with the staff of National Geographic Traveler China. The monthly magazine, published by the Trends publishing group, is doing…

Video: Simply Beautiful Photographs

“The craziest and most curious photographers on Earth are those who seek wonder,” writes National Geographic photographer Annie Griffiths Belt in the aptly named new photo book Simply Beautiful Photographs. Belt selected some of the most remarkable images from around the world, from Mongolia’s Darhad Valley to Zambia’s Victoria Falls. Many of these large-format photos…

Hello From Louisville!

Thanks to all those of you who offered Plan My Trip suggestions for my visit to Louisville last weekend. I had a great time in River City, in part because I got to celebrate the wedding of my two friends (my seventh and final wedding this year — phew!) and in part because I was…

Your Isolated Islands

Last week, we featured Jenna Schnuer’s write-up of the new book Atlas of Remote Islands: Places I Have Never Been and Never Will, and asked you, dear readers, to write in and tell us which remote island most intrigued you and why. And to be honest, it was one of the most vibrant, thoughtful batch…