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National Geographic's 'Digital Nomad' Andrew Evans Embarks On Trans-Atlantic 'Cape-to-Cape' Adventure

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Andrew Evans, National Geographic Traveler magazine's "Digital Nomad," has embarked on a trans-Atlantic journey from South America's Cape Horn to Africa's Cape of Good Hope. For the next five weeks, Evans will tweet, blog, vlog and "Instagram" his travels on National Geographic.com's Digital Nomad blog (http://digitalnomad.nationalgeographic.com/), his Twitter feed @WheresAndrew and his Where's Andrew Facebook page.

"As I traverse the Atlantic Ocean, I'll be exploring some of the most remote places on Earth," Evans said. "Follow me on Twitter and Facebook in real time and read my Digital Nomad blog for daily updates from Tierra Del Fuego, islands across the Atlantic and surprise destinations in Africa."

Evans will develop his own itinerary along the way, using National Geographic magazines and atlases to chart his course. He began his journey in Tierra del Fuego in Argentina at the start of the Southern Hemisphere's autumn and will continue aboard the expedition ship National Geographic Explorer through the "Roaring 40s," an area of the South Atlantic renowned for its unpredictable seas. Evans will return to South Georgia and the same beach where in 2010 he saw the famous "black penguin" — one of the rarest genetic mutations, seldom seen anywhere on the planet — and to Nightingale Island, where last year he helped break a story on his Digital Nomad blog about an oil spill on that pristine, UNESCO-protected island. He will report on the progress of the environmental recovery efforts there. Evans also will land on the remotest inhabited island in the world, Tristan da Cunha, home to 300 inhabitants. Upon reaching Africa, Evans will travel to Cape of Good Hope in South Africa, and then continue to a surprise location to be revealed when he arrives.

Evans is a veteran travel writer for National Geographic Traveler magazine and National Geographic's Intelligent Travel blog. His most recent assignment, this February, was to Maya sites in Mexico. In June last year he documented his Canadian adventures as he explored the best of Ontario, from festivals to fly fishing. In September, he tweeted and blogged his way around Japan, and in October he wined and dined his way through Louisiana, experiencing the best of the bayou and New Orleans. He finished the year skiing, snow-shoeing and trekking through western Canada's ski country with renowned mountaineers, ski instructors and naturalists.

In 2010, Evans journeyed from Washington, D.C., to Antarctica — a 10,000-mile trip through 14 countries — using public transportation as far as he could go. He rode buses to Ushuaia in Argentina, the southernmost city in the world, and then boarded the MV National Geographic Explorer to Antarctica.

"Andrew Evans is the first true National Geographic digital explorer," said Keith Bellows, National Geographic Traveler magazine editor in chief. "As he journeys across the Atlantic, readers and social media users can follow a modern National Geographic explorer in real time as he explores some of the remotest places on Earth. Expect surprises."

SOURCE National Geographic Traveler




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