Tag archives for Digital Nomad

The homemade pierogi are spot-on and the borscht is rich with dill, just like in Ukraine. But the old country is thousands of miles away; I’m on a patch of Canadian prairie in Alberta, site of the biggest Ukrainian settlement outside of eastern Europe.

In 1953 Edmund Hillary summited Everest with Sherpa Tenzing Norgay. Helping keep Hillary warm at the subzero altitude was a sweater made from Shetland wool. The artisanal tradition, which continues to this day in the Shetland Islands, remains one of Scotland’s most recognizable trademarks.

In a world that’s constantly evolving, it’s important to ask big questions about the future of travel and how we’re changing our planet by exploring it en masse. That’s why we asked 13 luminaries in their spheres–from David Byrne and Richard Branson to Pico Iyer and Digital Nomad Andrew Evans–to tackle 13 subjects we think are worth talking about as we count down to 2014.

Adventures in Swiss Cheese

“A pro can sniff out at least 45 distinct aromas,” says Dominique Yersin, a Swiss cheesemaker who resembles a champion wrestler in an apron, as he holds a ripened hunk of his L’Etivaz cheese to my nose.

#NGTRadar: Travel Lately

The Radar: The top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTravel and tag your favorite travel stories with #NGTRadar. Check back on the blog each Wednesday for our Travel Lately roundup.

#NGTRadar: Travel Lately

The Radar: The top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTravel and tag your favorite travel stories with #NGTRadar. Check back on the blog each Wednesday for our Travel Lately roundup.

#NGTRadar: Travel Lately

The Radar: The top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTravel and tag your favorite travel stories with #NGTRadar. Check back on the blog each Wednesday for our Travel Lately roundup.

#NGTRadar: Travel Lately

The Radar: The top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTravel and tag your favorite travel stories with #NGTRadar. Check back on the blog each Wednesday for our Travel Lately roundup.

Travel, Nat Geo Style

We wanted you to hear it here first: National Geographic has consolidated all of the 125-year-old Society’s travel assets, including Traveler magazine, National Geographic Expeditions, travel books, apps, maps, and photography programs, as well as the best of our digital offerings and social communities — under one exciting new umbrella: National Geographic Travel.

The Radar: Travel Lately

The Radar: The top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories with #NGTRadar. Check back on the blog each Wednesday for our Travel Lately roundup.

The Radar: Travel Lately

The Radar: The top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the web #NGTRadar. Check back on the blog on Wednesdays for our Travel Lately roundup.

The Radar: Travel Lately

The Radar: The top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the Web #ngtradar. Check back on the blog on Wednesdays for our Travel Lately round up.

The Radar: Travel Lately

The Radar: The top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the Web #ngtradar. Check back on the blog on Wednesdays for our Travel Lately round up.

Where’s Andrew?

Where’s our Digital Nomad off to this time? The answer’s inside…

Andrew’s 10 Durban Must-Dos

Africa never leaves you. Once you’ve smelled the air, laid footprints in the red dirt, and caught a flaming hot pink sunrise you just want to go back and do it all over again.

Though my job affords me some terrific travel opportunities, Durban — a city smiling and alive with people, color, and bright lights — occupies a special place in my memory. Even though I could rave about it all day, these stood out as must-dos if you’re thinking about planning your own South African adventure.

What are YOUR tried-and-true rules for packing when you travel? Send your stories and photos to Travel_talk@ngs.org or leave a comment and your response just might make it into an upcoming issue of Traveler magazine.

It’s not every day you get an offer like this: We want you to travel around the world.

Well, halfway around it, give or take.

There might not be a right way to eat chocolate, but there may be a better way.

National Geographic’s Digital Nomad, Andrew Evans, recently met up with Swiss chocolate sage Michel Baud of Philippe Pascoët, who shared with him these five tips on how to maximize the chocolate experience.

Now we’re sharing them with you.

#FriFotos: Space Oddity

This week’s #FriFotos theme is STARS, and with Wednesday’s announcement from the world’s largest atom smasher still making front-page news, we thought we’d pay homage to this exciting milestone. Our Digital Nomad, Andrew Evans, recently visited the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland. Check out what he had to say about the experience.

If you’re like us here at Traveler, there was a moment — a single moment — in your childhood when you realized how big the world was and how little you knew about it. And from that day forward, you just knew you had to see more. That moment probably happened on a trip. And…

What’s life like when you’re a nomad? Here’s your chance to get inside the minds of two of National Geographic’s favorite wayfarers, our resident Digital Nomad, Andrew Evans, and Andrew Skurka, an Adventurer of the Year alumnus. Join us for a live Twitter chat with “the Andrews” this Friday, March 2nd (don’t forget — it’s…

Our Digital Nomad, Andrew Evans, is on a journey to explore the most significant sites of the ancient Maya in Mexico — and finding (mis)adventures along the way. Read about how Andrew broke into a museum in Camalcalco, cracked the code of the “Maya doomsday prophecy” (it’s shorter than you’d think), and visited the place…

Last night here at National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., our Digital Nomad, Andrew Evans spoke to a live audience (in-person and on Twitter) about his epic bus journey to Antarctica and how we all can be digital nomads. If you weren’t able to attend last night’s talk, read the recap below and be sure…

This week, Andrew Evans (@WheresAndrew) live-tweeted from a moving dogsled–not such an out-of-the-ordinary commute for our Digital Nomad, who last year traveled by bus 10,000 miles from National Geographic Society headquarters all the way to the tip of South America to board a boat for Antarctica. Those 10,000 miles (and 10,000 Twitter followers) later, he’s…

Where’s Andrew?

Follow our Digital Nomad’s latest adventure Our Digital Nomad, Andrew Evans, is on the move again. After exploring sunny Louisiana and spending a few days at home to do his laundry and set up his Christmas tree, he hopped on a plane to his next mystery destination. His followers soon found him–he landed in western Canada for…