Tag archives for National Geographic Expeditions

Travel Lens: Don George’s World

From climbing Kilimanjaro and contemplating the magic of Uluru to exploring the jungles of Cambodia and the backcountry temples of Shikoku, legendary travel writer and editor Don George has seen the better part of our planet. Here’s a look at the world and all that’s in it through his unique lens.

Pacific Treasure: Pitcairn Islands

A remote archipelago in the Pacific Ocean anchors the world’s largest contiguous marine reserve.

Twitter Chat: Life-Changing Trips

Join National Geographic and G Adventures for a Twitter chat about life-changing travel from 2-3 p.m. ET on Friday, October 2.

Just Back: Yellowstone National Park

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National Geographic Expeditions trip leader Erika Skogg recently returned from Yellowstone National Park, a place she has been able to visit every summer since earning a photography degree from Montana State University in 2009. “Simply put, the park never gets old,” Erika says. “No matter how many times I’ve visited, I always find something new to discover.” Here are the highlights of her latest Yellowstone adventure.

Choose Your Own Adventure: Machu Picchu

When I decided to visit Machu Picchu, I was so focused on getting to Peru that I kept delaying another important decision: Which route would I take to access the sacred site?

Just Back: Havana, Cuba

Travel photographer and writer Erika Skogg spends most of the year guiding students on photography trips with National Geographic Expeditions. She recently returned from a ten-day trip through Cuba under a people-to-people travel license, which is currently still one of the only legal ways to travel to the country for U.S. citizens. Here are some of the highlights of the time she spent in Havana, in her own words.

Just Back: Cusco, Peru

Travel photographer and writer Erika Skogg (on Instagram @ErikaSkogg) spends most of the year guiding students on photography trips with National Geographic Expeditions. She recently returned from a journey through Peru, a trip she has been lucky enough to have done many times before, including a lengthy stop in Cusco. Here are some of the high points of her trip, in her own words.

Photo Lesson: Setting the Scene

In addition to being longtime contributing photographers for Traveler magazine, my wife Sisse and I are frequently invited to join National Geographic Expeditions trips as photography experts. On a recent trip to the Macaronesia Islands, we had 25 passengers sign up for a photo workshop with us. We gave them assignments, or themes, to explore throughout our journey. Here’s one of the lessons learned along the way.

Photo Lesson: Evoking Mood

In addition to being longtime contributing photographers for Traveler magazine, my wife Sisse and I are frequently invited to join National Geographic Expeditions trips as photography experts. On a recent trip to the Macaronesia Islands, we had 25 passengers sign up for a photo workshop with us. We gave them assignments, or themes, to explore throughout our journey. Here’s one of the lessons learned along the way.

What They Don’t Tell You About the Galápagos

I spend a lot of time exploring big, dynamic cities. But these isolated islands 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador grew on me in such a way that when I left, I felt as though I was taking some of the characteristics of the landscape and animals—fearlessness, energy, equilibrium—home with me. Here are a few other things I learned about the Galápagos along the way.

Learning to Speak Japanese

I recently returned from the Nat Geo Expeditions journey “Inside Japan.” In my role as an expert, I was to prepare several lectures to deliver to my fellow travelers. The idea of encapsulating everything I know and love about Japan into discrete talks was daunting. But one day near the end of the trip, reality brought home just how important these kinds of discussions can be.

Photo Lesson: Seeing and Using Light

In addition to being longtime contributing photographers for Traveler magazine, my wife Sisse and I are frequently invited to join National Geographic Expeditions trips as photography experts. On a recent trip to the Macaronesia Islands, we had 25 passengers sign up for a photo workshop with us. We gave them assignments, or themes, to explore throughout our journey. Here’s one of the lessons learned along the way.