Tag archives for Australia, New Zealand, Oceania

Tomorrow is Obscura Day!

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You may recall our earlier post about the upcoming second annual International Obscura Day, and perhaps you’ve already made plans to attend one of the expeditions, back-room tours and unusual explorations this coming Saturday, April 9 in 103 cities and towns on all seven continents, from Albuquerque to Wellington, all the way to McMurdo Station…

Caravaning Kiwiland

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to rent a campervan and go exploring New Zealand’s spectacular scenery, stopping for the night wherever you like?  The editors at National Geographic Traveler did, so we sent former researcher Carrie Miller off on an adventure on the South Island. We published her story in our…

Send Your Teen to Peru

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Or New Zealand, China, Greece, the Galápagos, India, Iceland, Costa Rica, or Tanzania, among other destinations. Not on their own, of course, but with National Geographic Student Expeditions. Each participant picks an assignment: (photography, marine biology, filmmaking, community service, creative writing, wildlife conservation are some of the choices), and are guided over the 10-day to…

Where’s Andrew? The Final Photo Clue

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,…

Where’s Andrew? Mustering Brumbies

“Is that photographer fella come yet?”/ “No.”/ “Do you know where he is?”/ “I think he’s coming tomorrow.”/”The American bloke?”/ “I dunno.”/ “Is the journalist guy with you?” Before I met any of the folks at Kings Creek, I listened to them all discuss my visit on the scratchy radio. On an outback station as…

Where’s Andrew? Photo Clue #43

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Our intrepid traveler, Andrew Evans has been crisscrossing Australia by train, plane, and automobile (and helicopter, boat, and hot air balloon). Where is he now? Check out today’s clue and make your best guess at our online Clues Gallery. January 28, 2011 The weather in Sydney is funny: You wake up one day and it’s…

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…

Happy Australia Day! from @WheresAndrew

Happy Australia Day to all of you! After traveling for more than seven weeks in Australia, I feel like I have a much better sense of this remarkable country and its people. Still, that didn’t prepare me for the jubilant celebrations that mark Australia Day. As a national holiday, Australia Day commemorates the landing of…

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? Video: The Colors of Uluru

Visiting a world famous icon always carries high expectations with specific ideas about the experience, while true travel always offers an extra element of surprise. Australia’s Uluru surprised me with its colors, lightning storms, and zebra finches. Thanks again to the Anangu for welcoming me to the sacred sites of Uluru and Kata-Tjuta.

Where’s Andrew? Photo Clue #39

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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…