WASHINGTON (June 15, 2011)—Andrew Evans, National Geographic Traveler magazine’s “Digital Nomad,” departs today for a one-month adventure exploring the best of Ontario, Canada, from festivals to fly fishing and from back country scenery to bed and breakfasts. From June 15 to July 15, Evans will document his travels through posts, pictures, video and commentary on NationalGeographic.com’s Digital Nomad blog(http://digitalnomad.nationalgeographic.com/), his Twitter feed @WheresAndrew and his Where’s Andrew Facebook page.
“I can’t wait to explore Ontario hand in hand with all my followers online,” he said. “Follow me on Twitter and Facebook and read my Digital Nomad blog to participate in this exciting expedition.”
Evans will develop his own itinerary to discover the hidden treasures of Ontario. He will explore big cities such as Toronto and small towns dotting the rugged terrain of the northernmost parts of this vast Canadian province. On July 1 he will celebrate Canada Day in Ottawa and learn about the people, culture and traditions of the capital city. He will also seek suggestions of places to visit in Ontario from his community of fellow digital explorers.
Evans is a veteran travel writer for National Geographic Traveler and National Geographic’s Intelligent Traveler blog. Last year he journeyed from National Geographic’s headquarters in 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 MVNational Geographic Explorer to Antarctica. Along the way Evans broke international news as he discovered a completely black penguin — one of the rarest genetic mutations and seldom seen anywhere on the planet. His pictures and video of the penguin were broadcast around the world.
In 2009 Evans traveled to Australia, where he covered 18,000 miles, traversing the continent from east to west and north to south. He went diving at the Great Barrier Reef, sat side by side with red kangaroos, drove hundreds of miles on the Great Ocean Road, took in a 360-degree view of Melbourne by hot-air balloon, toured a haunted prison at night and ate Vegemite (a savory spread) on toast. Throughout, he documented his experiences and interacted with his followers via Twitter and his blog.
“Our Digital Nomad Andrew Evans is proving that the spirit of adventure and exploration is alive and well in the digital era,” said Keith Bellows, National Geographic Traveler magazine’s editor in chief. “If the great explorers of the past were alive today, they would most certainly embrace iPhones, digital cameras and social media to share their adventures with the world in real time.”
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